Bookmakers believe Wycombe’s chances of being promoted to the Premier League in their first season in the Championship are less than Sheffield Wednesday’s, who will start the campaign on -12 points.

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The Chairboys’ odds of promotion have been set at 66/1, indicating that sportbooks’ believe they have less than a 1.5 per cent chance of reaching the top division of English football at the first time of asking.

Sheffield Wednesday, who will begin the 2020/21 season on -12 points for breaking spending rules, which included the sale of their Hillsborough Stadium home in their 2017-18 accounts despite the ground being sold a year later, will start the season with a 25/1 chance of promotion to the top-flight.

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Oddschecker spokesperson Pete Watt: "Wycombe fans won’t care one iota that they have been made heavy underdogs by the bookies – it’s what makes them thrive.

“Gareth Ainsworth (and Dobbo) are used to having their men written off but have proved time and again that they can punch significantly above their weight.”

“With the Couhig era progressing nicely and some shrewd loan signings incoming, there will be some very optimistic Wycombe fans who will quite fancy their side at 66/1.”

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At the other end of the table, Watford (5/2) have been tipped to make an immediate return to the Premier League, whilst Brentford (11/4) are also well-rated to finally reach the ‘promised land’ this year.

Wycombe will be Brentford’s first opponents at their new stadium in September.

The Chairboys were promoted to the Championship after they defeated Oxford United 2-1 at Wembley Stadium, in the League One Play-Off final back in July.

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