Monday, June 24, 2013
The bookies seem to be expecting a tight title race in the Conference this season, with Luton and Forest Green hard to separate.
The Gloucestershire side are now favourites with every bookmaker, with odds as low as 3/1, with both them and Luton available at 5/1. Kidderminster have been cut from 10/1 to 17/2 over the last month, but the only other serious movers have been downwards.
Aldershot are now out to 150/1 after opening up at 40/1, while Macclesfield's admittance of financial problems and subsequent budget constraints have seen them slip from 16/1 to 33/1.
The Bulls remain available at 33/1 for the title after increasing their squad over the last two weeks from one player to nine. Martin Foyle's side is 16/1 for promotion, and 5/1 for a top five finish.
To finish in the bottom four, Aldershot have been cut from an inital 6/1 to 11/10. Also, oddly, Forest Green are only the 20/1 seventh safest offering despite being favourites for the title. Rivals Luton are 150/1.