Bournemouth are now a 6/1 chance to be promoted to the Championship after beating Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, while the odds on Sheffield United, Notts County and Crawley Town going up were all cut after the trio picked up away victories.
The return of Eddie Howe as manager had an immediate impact as the Cherries inflicted a first defeat of the season on the League One leaders, overturning a 1-0 half-time deficit to prevail 3-1 at Dean Court.
Danny Wilson’s Blades beat Preston at Deepdale 1-0 with a goal from Dave Kitson to remain in third place. They are now 23/20 to gain promotion after extending their unbeaten start to the campaign and are also 3/1 favourites to win the title.
Notts County extended their club record unbeaten away league run to 14 games as goals from Andre Boucaud and Yoann Arquin gave them a 2-1 win at Coventry. The Magpies sit fifth and are now 2/1 to be promoted, while the Sky Blues odds of securing an immediate return to the Championship have drifted to 14/1 as their struggles continue.
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Crawley sneaked past Hartlepool 1-0 at Victoria Park thanks to a Hope Akpan strike and are still in fourth place, with the win seeing their promotion odds trimmed from 4/1 to 5/2.
Despite the problems they have faced this season and the threat of a points deduction, things look to be improving for Portsmouth as their supporters edge closer to taking control of the club.
Pompey are now five games unbeaten after a 3-1 victory over Shrewsbury Town at the weekend moved them up to 11th place and Michael Appleton’s men are a 50/1 chance to be promoted.
The favourites to win the league remain Sheffield United, MK Dons, Tranmere and Swindon, despite the latter trio all dropping points at the weekend.
Karl Robinson’s side are 11/2 second favourites to win the league, with both Rovers and Paolo Di Canio’s Robins priced at 6/1.