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No action this weekend of course with the FA Cup Third Round taking place, but over the festive period Stoke pushed further clear in this table. The Potters are now almost a staggering £140 clear of their nearest rivals after win against Everton and West Brom.
Arsenal moved back into mid-table (12th) after wins against QPR and West Ham, and with Hull climbing four places from No.20 to No.16 it’s now Everton who fill the bottom position for the first time this season. Oh dear Roberto!
A disappointing festive season for Brentford, but they remain No.1 in our Championship table.
Gary Rowett’s magic at Birmingham continues and the Blues are now in the Top 5 in our Profit Table. Another team doing well are Bolton, the Trotters are now up at No.12 after being in the bottom five for most of the season. A handsome Boxing Day win over Blackburn was the key to the climb.
No change to the whole bottom seven over the Christmas and New Year period. Wigan (-£129.80), Brighton (-£133.50) and Blackpool (-£175)are being cut adrift.
Festive joy for Bradford who move up to No.2 after two odds-against wins over the holidays. Phil Parkinson’s side are just £19 behind leaders Swindon.
The Christmas stars have to be Crewe though. They move up to No.6 after another big odds win over Oldham on Boxing Day. The other big climbers were Walsall who leapt nine places up to No.13 after claiming the biggest odds win in League One of 2014 when crushing MK Dons away on December 28.
Real progress for Leyton Orient at the bottom, but they stay rooted to the foot of the table.
Morecambe stay top of League Tow after an up an down festive season, but keep on Burton up to No.2 clutching treble-figure profit after a great win over Shrewsbury on Saturday.
John Coleman’s Accrington Stanley move up to No.4 after a brilliant win over Exeter at the weekend while it’s agony for Hartlepool who drop to the basement position after no wins during Christmas and New Year.
Hamilton’s sensational season continues and Alex Neil’s men are now over £100 clear at the top of the Premiership profit table.
St Mirren’s shock win over Dundee on December 27 means that Ross County are now almost £50 adrift at the bottom of the table.
Hearts remain well clear at the top of the Scottish Championship, but it’s their city rivals Hibs who are now their closest pursuers after beating Rangers in between Christmas and New Year at good odds.
As for the Gers, they move down to 8th (that’s third bottom) after that disappointing loss to Hibs at Easter Road on December 27th.
Stenhousemuir had a profitable Christmas in the betting stakes after a big odds win away to leaders Stranraer moved them up to No.3 in the table.
A rare win for Stirling Albion over the festive but they remain marooned at the bottom of the table by over £75 from under-performing Dunfermline.
Minimal changes over the festive period in League Two as a few postponements frustrated punters and fans alike.
Queens Park stay top with a lead of exactly £40.
La Liga kicked off 2015 with a big bang. Five odds-on shots went down with four sides making huge strides in the P&L table.
David Moyes’ Real Sociedad climbed from 14th to 3rd thanks to their 9/1 success over Barcelona. Meanwhile, Algeria (6/1), Valencia (5/1) and Eibar (4/1) all moved into the top-five thanks to their big wins.
The Bundesliga is closed for the winter break. Hannover sit top of the tree and a full £70 clear of their nearest challengers Eintracht Frankfurt.
Dortmund were unsurprisingly the worst side to back, returning a -£108 figure!
Serie A returns from its winter break this week. Figures will be updated for next week’s edition.
France has proved a happy hunting ground for punters with 13 sides returning positive profit figures. The league returns to action this coming weekend.