Victor Chandler

Victor Chandler

April 30, 2010 02:30 ET

Crunch Time in the Football Championship

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 30, 2010) - Football betting at Victor Chandler doesn't get any more exciting than the Championship play-offs, where four teams battle it out for that final place in the Premier League next season. Although three of the slots are already filled, there are two intriguing matches taking place on Sunday to determine who will finish sixth.

Blackpool are in pole position after last Saturday's win at Peterborough and they simply need to win against Bristol City to gain their shot at the big time. Football betting company Victor Chandler offer odds of 4/1 that the Tangerines are playing north-west derbies against Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton next season – stranger things have happened!

Swansea City are sitting in seventh and victory against Doncaster might not be enough to secure a play-off position. Victor Chandler have a football betting market on which team will get promoted and the Swans are available at 11/1 after last weekend's 2-0 defeat at Sheffield United.

However, one Welsh team who are definitely in the play-offs are Cardiff City and the football betting market at Victor Chandler suggests they have a strong chance of promotion. With Jay Bothroyd, Peter Whittingham and Michael Chopra all scoring goals this season, many sports betting customers will be interested in the 9/4 that the Bluebirds make it to the Premier League.

You can also bet on Nottingham Forest at 9/4 to be promoted on this football betting market. The Tricky Trees were in the running for an automatic promotion place a few months ago and the team sponsored by Victor Chandler are guaranteed to be at the City Ground in the second leg of their play-off tie. Billy Davies has already taken Derby County to the Premier League through the play-offs and his team could be worth a bet.

Neal Wilkins of Victor Chandler said; "Across all football leagues this year we've seen one of the most interesting finishes and still with a few games left. There are still leagues to be won, play-off positions up for grabs and relegation battles underway. We're expecting the next few weekends to be huge in terms of football betting and live betting as the action unfolds in each game."

About Victor Chandler

Formed in 1946, Victor Chandler is one of the world's leading independent betting and gaming organisations. The company is licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar and also has its Head Office in the self-governing British Overseas Territory. With further offices in the UK, Ireland and the Far East the group offers a wide range of gaming products tailored to each individual market. The company employs over 300 people worldwide and has customers in over 160 countries making it a truly global operation.

The Victor Chandler brand is synonymous with the values of honesty, integrity and a pioneering spirit. These values have been built up over seven decades from a small family business to one of the most successful independent gaming groups in the world offering sports betting - including football betting and world cup betting, online casino, poker and virtual games.

Sports betting is the core product and where the company's foundations were set in 1946. Customers can place bets via the phone, online or mobile phone on a wide range of sports across the globe. Football is the largest growth market and now accounts for 47% of total sports turnover, with an ever-increasing share of this market coming from in-running betting.

Online Casino is the company's fastest growing and successful gaming product. Victor Chandler launched one of the first online casinos in 2000 and the product has developed into one of the best casino offerings available on the internet. The casino is supported by a fantastic range of virtual games and online poker. Further information on all products can be found at www.victorchandler.com

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