Aiming for the top!

  • Last Updated: August 6 2014, 6:53 BST

The Sporting Life football team present their accumulators of title winners for the Barclays Premier League and Sky Bet Football League.

Our team think Didier Drogba will enjoy success again with Chelsea
Our team think Didier Drogba will enjoy success again with Chelsea

The new Football League season starts on Friday night as Blackburn host Cardiff in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Sporting Life football team has been getting ready for the new campaign with an extensive range of previews and now we have got our thinking caps on to predict the winners of the Barclays Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League 1 and Sky Bet League 2.

We've priced up the league winner accumulators with Sky Bet and are hoping it results in big profits at the end of the season!

Nick Hext

Chelsea, Wigan, MK Dons & Bury to win the titles at 4398/1 with Sky Bet

Chelsea have made some great signings this summer, Wigan are poised to build on last season’s play-off finish, MK Dons have a vibrant squad that can surprise a few people and Bury have recruited very well this summer.

Matt Brocklebank

Chelsea, Derby, Preston & York to win the titles at 3958/1 with Sky Bet

Jose Mourinho is fancied to make it second time lucky back at the Bridge, while Steve McClaren did a great job at Derby last season and they can put their play-off experience to good use; the same goes for Preston and York.

Andy Schooler

Chelsea, Fulham, Leyton Orient & Bury to win the titles at 3363/1 with Sky Bet

Chelsea weren’t far away last season and have strengthened in key areas, while neighbours Fulham still have a decent core, plus some impressive youngsters who boss Felix Magath isn’t afraid to field. Orient, with a new owner, have held onto the majority of the squad which went close last season, while Bury have built on a good end to last term in the summer window thus far.

David John

Chelsea, Derby, Bristol City & Portsmouth to win the titles at 1978/1 with Sky Bet

Jose Mourinho and Chelsea look poised to reclaim the Premier League while Derby have solid claims in the Championship following their play-off heartbreak. Bristol City have the firepower to go well in League 1 while Portsmouth look the pick from Sky Bet League 2.

Chris Hammer

Manchester City, Blackburn, Preston & York to win the titles at 8720/1 with Sky Bet

I was convinced about Man City all the way through last season – even when it looked precarious – and I’m sure they’ll be even better this time despite Chelsea’s improvements. I have a strong feeling about Blackburn despite their pretty long odds in the Championship, Preston will no doubt be one of the teams to beat in League 1 while York finished last season strongly in League 2.

Simon Crawford

Chelsea, Fulham, Crawley & Bury to win the titles at 8797/1 with Sky Bet

The ‘Special One’ will want to prove that he still is with another title for Chelsea, Ross McCormack can help Fulham go straight back up, Crawley can prosper under John Gregory and Bury can build on an encouraging end to last season under David Flitcroft.