BRADFORD (Park Avenue) have been placed as distant outsiders for next season's Vanarama National League North title.

Gambling site Bet Victor has released its odds for outright winners of the division and Avenue have once again been overlooked despite their recent success.

The Bradford side, now under the stewardship of former Bradford City "History Maker" Garry Thompson, have been installed as joint-fifth favourites to top the lot, at 16/1.

Alongside Avenue at those odds are AFC Telford, Boston, Hereford - all sides who finished below the Bradford side last season.

Manager at the time, Mark Bower led his charges to a playoff berth - as he did the season before - having spent much of the campaign at the top-of-the-tree.

This despite Avenue lacking the resources and clout that a significant selection of other clubs in the league have - something reflected in the latest odds.

Joint-manager duo Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley will hope they can prove the bookies correct with Chester's 6/1 price.

But, it's Avenue's nearby neighbours York who top the list at 5/1, with many believing their reported healthy budget can see them improve on a disappointing 12th-placed finish last season.

At the bottom, it looks like newly promoted Farsley Celtic are in trouble if fortune-telling of the bookies is proved right, as it often is.

Last year, Stockport were touted as the favourites for the title and they duly delivered, taking top spot but were pushed all the way by fellow promotion benefactors Chorley.

Avenue's playoff eliminator nemeses Spennymoor Town have been placed at 10/1, despite the Bradford side beating them twice in the league last year.

Only one of the team's who placed above Avenue in the table have been given worse odds for the title.

Both Brackley and Altrincham have a similar chance to Spennymoor in the bookies eyes at 10/1 each, but Blyth Spartans - who finished one above Avenue - are seventh-favourites at a massive 25/1.

The full list of odds are as follows: York City 5/1, Chester 6/1, Altrincham 10/1, Brackley Town 10/1, Southport 10/1, Spennymoor Town 10/1, Kidderminster Harriers 12/1, AFC Telford United 16/1, Boston United 16/1, Hereford 16/1, Bradford (Park Avenue) 16/1, Alfreton Town 20/1, Darlington 20/1, Blyth Spartans 25/1, Kettering Town 25/1, King's Lynn Town 25/1, Curzon Ashton 33/1, Guiseley 33/1, Leamington 33/1, Oxford City 33/1, Farsley Celtic 50/1, Gloucester City 50/1.