POSH PREVIEW - What are the odds of that?

Luke James is 66/1 to be top scorer in League One in 2015/16.
Luke James is 66/1 to be top scorer in League One in 2015/16.
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When a striker’s nickname is ‘The Goal’ it’s a safe bet that bookmakers will sit up and take notice when forming top goal-scorer markets.

So Joe ‘The Goal’ Gormley has been priced up at 20/1 by Football League sponsors Sky Bet to finish top of the League One goal-scoring charts.

That’s joint sixth-favourite for a player who has not yet played a minute of football in the Football League.

He does however have an astonishing record in Irish football where he netted 111 goals in 170 appearances for Belfast-based Cliftonville.

Recent Sheffield United signing Billy Sharp (8/1) is the favourite to finish leading marksman in League One followed by Will Grigg who has joined Wigan.

Gormley’s Posh strike partner Conor Washington is listed at 33/1, while the club’s on-loan forward Luke James (he’s now at Bradford) is 66/1 to finish top scorer , the same odds as former Posh million-pound man Tyrone Barnett who is now at newly-promoted Shrewsbury.

League One top scorer odds

8/1 Billy Sharp (Sheff Utd)

9/1 Will Grigg (Wigan)

12/1 Ian Henderson (Rochdale)

14/1 Andy Williams (Doncaster)

18/1 Leon Clarke (Bury)

20/1 Joe Gormley (Posh)

20/1 Tom Bradshaw (Walsall)

20/1 Cody McDonald (Gillingham)

At the start of this week Sky Bet were offering 11/1 on Posh winning League One which was behind only Sheffield United (9/2) and Wigan (6/1).

But for Posh to go up through any means the price shrinks to 7/2, the same price as Millwall.

League One promotion odds:

6/4 Sheffield United

5/2 Wigan

7/2 Posh

7/2 Millwall

4/1 Bradford City

9/2 Swindon

For the negative supporters out there Posh are 14/1 to be relegated this season and 40/1 to finish bottom of the entire division.

They are also 11/8 to finish in the top six and 11/1 to win the play-offs.

League One relegation odds:

5/6 Crewe

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6/4 Port Vale

2/1 Blackpool

100/30 Gillingham

4/1 Oldham

Other odds on Posh offered by Sky Bet include:

13/8 to be in the top six in League One on September 1.

11/1 to be top of League One on September 1.

18/1 to win League One with a seven-point start on Sheffield United.

11/2 to finish in the top two.

50/1 for Posh to finish second behind Sheffield United.