Revealed: How the bookies think Sunderland will fare next season

How do you think Sunderland will perform next season?
How do you think Sunderland will perform next season?

The Black Cats may still be in a state of limbo, but the bookmakers’ odds make for positive reading.

Football League sponsors, Sky Bet, have released their odds ahead of the 2018/19 League One season, which will see Sunderland playing in the third tier for the first time since 1987/88.

And the Wearsiders have been installed as strong favourites for the title, with Sky Bet offering odds of 9/2 on a Black Cats championship.

Despite being favourites to win the league, Sunderland are second favourites behind Barnsley to win promotion at odds of 7/4.

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Meanwhile you can also get odds of 16/1 for Sunderland to be relegated for a third successive season.

Click through our gallery above to see which other teams could be in contention for the title come May 2019. Do you think they stand a chance?