FOOTBALL League sponsors Sky Bet make Burnley 9/1 to follow up their promotion from the Championship by finishing in the top half of the Premier League next season.

Sean Dyche’s side confirmed their return to the top flight with a 2-0 win over Wigan and the Clarets still hold hope of winning the league should Leicester slip up in their remaining games.

Sky Bet go 5/4 that Burnley stay in the Premier League next season, a feat which eluded them on their previous venture, but they are 4/7 to go straight back down.

They are 1/25 for a bottom half finish and for any Burnley fans carried away by the excitement of their return to the top flight there’s a 5,000/1 price available about them winning the title.

Sky Bet’s Head of Football Trading Paul Wiggins said: “Burnley have definitely been deserving of their return to the top flight and will certainly be looking to take some notable scalps when they return to the Premier League for the 2014/15 season.

“They have a passionate fan base that will no doubt be hoping to see their Premier League status last longer than the one season they managed last time round and we expect to see them well backed to stay in the division next year.”

The new Premier League season gets underway on August 16.