We have priced Leeds United up at 7/1 to win the 2023/24 Championship title after their relegation from the Premier League was confirmed.
Leeds headed into Survival Sunday with an improbable task as they were two points adrift of Everton and behind Leicester City on goal difference.
Sam Allardyce’s side needed to win and hope that Everton would slip up at home to Bournemouth and that Leicester would fail to beat West Ham.
It proved to be a step too far as Leeds were beaten 4-1 at home by Tottenham Hotspur, while Everton survived courtesy of their 1-0 win over Bournemouth.
As a result, both Leeds and Leicester will join Southampton in the Championship next season, while all three promoted sides survived.
bet365's Steve Freeth said: "Leeds started the day as 1/33 favourites for the drop and we didn’t have long to wait for their fate to be sealed with Harry Kane helping himself to his usual last day goal.
"All thoughts now turn to next season and we’ve chalked them up as second favourites for an instant return, but those odds could fluctuate with a number of question marks about the Elland Road club."
To Win Outright - 7/1
Promotion – 2/1
Relegation – 50/1
Leeds will start their bid to make an immediate return to the Premier League as one of the favourites for automatic promotion.
They are 7/1 to win the Championship and are as short as 2/1 to win promotion, however much will depend on who remains at Elland Road.
Allardyce took over for the final four games of a season that has seen both Jesse Marsch and Javi Gracia sacked, but after failing to keep Leeds up, more questions will be asked about Allardyce's future.
The likes of Brendan Rodgers (5/1), Carlos Corberan (8/1) and Lee Bowyer (8/1) currently all feature prominently in the next Leeds permanent manager market, with Allardyce the favourite at 3/1.
Leeds fans will be wondering how a squad containing the likes of Rodrigo, Wilfried Gnonto, Luis Sinisterra, Tyler Adams and Georginio Rutter has succumbed to relegation.
The biggest challenge ahead of next season is to keep the bulk of the squad together, whilst also ensuring that those who remain are ready for the 46-game EFL slog.
Departures are likely, however, and next season’s manager, whoever that may be, will have to hit the ground running in pre-season regardless of any player turnover.