Fulham boss Felix Magath has been forced to overhaul his squad this summer, following the Cottagers relegation from the Premier League but bookies nevertheless appear confident that the West London outfit have every chance of returning to the top flight.
However, given the number of changes at Craven Cottage, it could take a while for Magath’s new look side to gel and they might find the going tough in their opening fixture at Ipswich.
Mick McCarthy’s side could surprise a few people this season and they’ll certainly be no pushovers at Portman Road so they look a touch overpriced at 17/10 (BetVictor) to bag a maximum haul in front of the television cameras on Saturday evening.
Now managed by former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia, Brighton will be confident of having a real crack at promotion and on their own patch William Hill’s 19/20 chances should have too much for a Sheffield Wednesday side expected to find the going tough this term.
Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce expressed his displeasure at the sale of Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow this week but at least his team look set to cheer him up on the pitch, Coral rating them at 1/3 to send troubled Blackpool home empty-handed.
Treble on Ipswich, Brighton and Notts Forest – 6/1 (BetVictor)