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Scottish Championship Odds: Kilmarnock favourites to finish top in 2021/22

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Kilmarnock favourites to finish top in 2021/22

Kilmarnock saw their 28-year spell in the Scottish top-flight come to an end at the close of 2020/21, however most pundits believe that promotion back to the Premiership will be forthcoming at the end of 2021/22.

 

Update: 16.09.21

Having dropped out of the Scottish Premiership at the end of last season, Kilmarnock have hit the ground running in the Scottish Championship and are odds-on favourites to make an immediate return back to the top-flight.

Following a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in their final league outing before the international break, Kilmarnock returned to winning ways upon their return with a 1-0 win over Greenock Morton, Rory McKenzie scoring the only goal in the 75th minute at Rugby Park. Killie haven’t hauled themselves back up to pole position in the league table but they are just three points adrift of Inverness after five matches. Indeed the general consensus is that Kilmarnock will be the ones to beat this term and most bookies have them priced-up as 4/5 odds-on favourites to win the division title at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

Current league leaders Inverness Caledonian Thistle are second in the betting at general odds of 9/4, the Highland outfit having taken maximum points from each of their five league games. Patrick Thistle are also perceived as a genuine contender for promotion with most firms making them 8/1 third-favourites for the title. The Jags have won three and lost two of their five league outings and sit in fourth position in the league table behind third-placed Arbroath.

Of the rest, Hamilton Academical are a 16/1 shot to make an immediate return back to the Scottish Premiership as champions following their relegation at the end of last season while Raith Rovers are also a 16/1 punt for the title.

 

Scottish Championship 2021/22 Winner Odds

 

4/5  –  Kilmarnock

9/4  –  Inverness Caledonian Thistle

8/1  –  Patrick Thistle

16/1 –  Hamilton Academical

16/1 –  Raith Rovers

25/1 –  Arbroath

40/1 –  Queen of the South

 


 

Update: 31.08.21

Kilmarnock dropped off the top of the Scottish Championship table at the weekend but they remain odds-on favourites to win the division title at the end of the campaign.

It was disappointment for promotion-hopefuls Kilmarnock at the weekend as they saw their unbeaten run in the Championship come to an end with a 1-0 defeat at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle. The North Ayrshire side now sit third in the division behind Inverness and Patrick Thistle, however the bookies still have them priced as 4/5 favourites to finish the season in pole position.

Michael Gardyne scored in the fifth minute for Inverness to inflict upon Killie their first league defeat of the season and they now sit three points adrift of pole position after four games.

Having dropped out of the Scottish top-flight for the first time in nearly three decades, the general consensus is that Kilmarnock’s stay in the Championship will be a brief one. Indeed the Ayrshire side made clear their intentions of returning to the Premiership at the first time of asking and with back-to-back league wins-to-nil under their belt in their opening three games, culminating in a convincing 2-0 win over fellow-relegated side Hamilton Academical, things are still looking rosy as far as their promotion ambitions are concerned despite their recent setback.

As far as the rest of the betting market is concerned, current leaders Inverness Caledonian Thistle come in next at 5/2 while second-placed Patrick Thistle are a general 5/1 punt.

 

Scottish Championship 2021/22 Winner Odds

 

4/5  –  Kilmarnock

5/2  –  Inverness Caledonian Thistle

5/1  –  Patrick Thistle

10/1 –  Hamilton Academical

14/1 –  Raith Rovers

20/1 –  Dunfermline Athletic

33/1 –  Arbroath

66/1 –  Greenock Morton

80/1 –  Queen of the South

100/1 – Ayr United

 


 

Update: 24.08.21

Tommy Wright is the man in the dug-out at Rugby Park and while he unfortunately failed to steer his charges away from relegation at the close of the 2020/21 campaign, most pundits reckon that he will lead them back up to their rightful place in the Premiership at the end of the campaign. Killie are odds-on to finish in pole position with most bookies going 4/6 that this proves to be the case and as things stand they sit level on points with Patrick Thistle and Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the top of the Championship table.

Hamilton Academical also dropped out of the Scottish Premiership at the end of the 2020/21 campaign although they haven’t enjoyed the best of starts this time around. The Lanarkshire side fought out a 4-4 draw with Raith Rovers in their season opener and this was followed by a disappointing 1-0 defeat at home to Greenock Morton in their last outing. Accies are now a general 8/1 punt to win the Championship at the end of the season, behind 6/1 shots Patrick Thistle and Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

 

Scottish Championship 2021/22 Winner Odds

 

4/7  –  Kilmarnock

11/2 –  Inverness Caledonian Thistle

8/1  –  Hamilton Academical

9/1  –  Partick Thistle

14/1 –  Dunfermline Athletic

18/1 –  Raith Rovers

50/1 –  Ayr United

60/1 –  Queen of the South

60/1 –  Greenock Morton

80/1 –  Arbroath

 


 

Update: 04.08.21

Most pundits predict that Kilmarnock’s stays in the Scottish Championship will be a brief one and the Ayrshire outfit certainly got things off to a fine start by thrashing local rivals Ayr United to the tune of 2-0 in their opening league match of the season. Killie had been in the top tier of the Scottish game for almost three decades and clearly Tommy Wright will be determined to lift his men back up to the Premiership at the first time of asking.

The general consensus is that Kilmarnock will finish top of the pile and their Monday-evening win will do nothing to detract from that belief. Indeed Killie already sit in pole position on account of their goal-tally and while there is a long long way to go before they cross the finish line, at least they have given themselves a head start.

Hamilton Academical have also been widely tipped for promotion straight back to the Premiership at the first time of asking but their defensive frailties were clear for all to see in their opening game. The Lanarkshire side were involved in an eight-goal thriller at Raith Rovers in their season opener and only a late goal in the second minute of stoppage time was enough to secure for Accies a single point. As such the odds on them finishing the season in pole position have drifted from a general 4/1 to as much as 6/1 in some quarters.

Other sides worthy of consideration in the ‘Championship Winner’ betting market include Inverness Caledonian Thistle (5/1), Dunfermline Athletic (6/1) and Patrick Thistle (8/1), all of whom picked up points in their league openers.

 

Scottish Championship 2021/22 Winner Odds

 

10/11 – Kilmarnock

11/2  –  Hamilton Academical

11/2 –  Inverness Caledonian Thistle

15/2 –  Dunfermline Athletic

8/1  –  Partick Thistle

 


 

29.07.21

On May 24th 2021, Kilmarnock lost to Dundee in the Premiership play-off final and as such they found themselves in the Scottish Championship. Tommy Wright’s men had been in the top tier of Scottish football for 28 years and having finished third in the 2018/19 campaign and clinching for themselves a European berth, relegation wasn’t foremost in the club’s minds at the start of last season. Nevertheless the 2020/21 campaign was utterly abysmal for the Ayrshire outfit and they ultimately finished second from bottom of the table.

Many pundits believe that Kilmarnock will bounce straight back up to the Scottish Premiership at the first time of asking and the bookmakers’ odds reflect this fact, most firms going odds-on at 10/11 that the North Ayrshire outfit end up back in the Premiership by winning the Championship title.

Next up are Hamilton Academical who finished at the foot of the Scottish top-flight at the close of the 2020/21 campaign. The Accies had been perennial strugglers in the Premiership for many seasons and they finally succumbed to the inevitable with a mere 7 wins from their 38 league outings. The Lanarkshire side are second favourites to finish in pole position next term at a general price of 4/1Next in the betting are Dunfermline Athletic at 8/1 while Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Patrick Thistle are 9/1 and 10/1 respectively.

 

Scottish Championship 2021/22 Winner Odds

 

10/11 – Kilmarnock

4/1  –  Hamilton Academical

8/1  –  Dunfermline Athletic

9/1  –  Inverness Caledonian Thistle

10/1 –  Partick Thistle