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Bookies oppose success for City
11:00am Tuesday 12th June 2012 in Blue Square Conference North Table & Results By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
WORCESTER City have been priced at 22-1 to win Blue Square Bet North next season.
The St George’s Lane side, who finished seventh in 2011-12, are 12th favourites for the title on the list compiled by sponsors Blue Square.
Carl Heeley’s team surprised many by defying their tags as relegation fodder by enjoying one of the most successful campaigns in the club’s recent history.
However, the bookies appear to be guarded against City repeating the feat and have placed them to finish in mid-table.
New boys Chester are the 4-1 favourites to claim back-to-back promotions, while Halifax Town are second (7-1) and Gainsborough Trinity third (13-2).
Brackley Town and Oxford City, both promoted from the Evo-Stik Southern League, are predicted to finish above Worcester.
At the other end of the scale, Vauxhall Motors and Solihull Moors are both 100-1 outsiders, while Corby Town are 80-1 shots.