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These are the odds that Sheffield United will win the Championship and get promoted this season

Sheffield United currently sit top of the league table, but the bookies still don’t have them as favourites to win the Championship.

Odds from Sky Bet put Chris Wilder’s chances of being outright winners of the second tier title at 5/1, behind Leeds United at 4/1 and West Brom at 2/1.

Sheffield United celebrate after scoring

Sheffield United celebrate after scoring

Middlesbrough (11/2), Brentford (15/2) and Nottingham Forest (22/1) are the next best odds for winning the Championship.

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The Blades odds are significantly better than their Steel City rivals Sheffield Wednesday who are at 100/1, despite currently occupying a play-offs spot.

Chris Wilder’s side have odds of 6/4 for promotion, behind Middlesbrough (11/8), Leeds (5/4) and West Brom (8/11).

Captain Billy Sharp is fancied at 16/1 to take home the golden boot at the end of the campaign, while summer signing David McGoldrick is at 66/1 and United’s top scorer from last season Leon Clarke at 100/1.

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Although the Bramall Lane faithful would no doubt prefer automatic promotion, the odds of United finishing in the top six and securing a play-off spot are 2/5. 

The Blades are one of the best ranked teams to end the season as the top scoring side at 12/1.