Bury have made plenty of changes during the close season and bookies were quick to cotton on to their ambitious recruitment drive, slashing the Shakers’ League Two title odds to 8/1 (Skybet).
They certainly have the makings of a team that can challenge at the summit and they should demonstrate as much by justifying their even money favouritism with Betfred, as they entertain Cheltenham at Gigg Lane.
Another team tipped to be transformed this term are Portsmouth, Coral’s 15/2 jollies to top the pile next May and Paddy Power price Pompey at 7/5 to fly out of the blocks by collecting a maximum haul at an Exeter side that could be set struggle at the wrong end of the table.
Set to improve this term meanwhile, Northampton are well placed to make the ideal start, BetVictor rating them at 5/4 to get the better of Mansfield at the Sixfields Stadium.
Treble on Bury, Portsmouth and Northampton – 17/2 (Coral)