Bookmakers suspend betting on Luton Town to be relegated in 2019/20 - as Championship braced for extended break

Luton Town boss Graeme JonesLuton Town boss Graeme Jones
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A number of bookmakers have suspended betting on Luton Town to be relegated to League One this season - following the outbreak of coronavirus.

While the season is set to resume on April 4 following a three-week suspension, there are doubts over whether the season will indeed kick-off again this early - or indeed at all.

And with that in mind, several prominent bookmakers have already suspended betting on a number of top European leagues - including the Premier League, La Liga, Scottish Premier League and the Champions League.

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There are also no bets being taken on the Championship, where the Hatters remain in with a chance of relegation - currently sitting six points adrift.

But while Luton were backed as early relegation contenders by the bookmakers, punters will be unable to back them in the coming weeks as the season pauses.

Those who have already taken such bets off the market include Sky Bet, William Hill and Paddy Power.

In a statement on their website, SkyBet said: “We are continuing to monitor the Coronavirus pandemic and how it is impacting the sporting calendar.”

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There is currently no guidance over what will happen with bets placed on the outcome of the Championship should Graeme Jones' side not complete their season, with all parties currently committed to finishing the 2019/20 campaign.

EFL and Premier League bosses are set to meet later this week to thrash out their plans, while UEFA’s members will convene on Tuesday with the future of this summer’s European Championships high on the agenda.