SWINDON Town’s Cameron McGilp is as short as 12/1 with some bookmakers to win the Ultimate Quaran-Team Fifa tournament, which starts on Sunday.

Town, who have been cut from 100/1 following Benfica’s withdrawal from the competition, face French side Nantes in the first round, who are 40/1 shots to win the tournament themselves.

McGilp, who Oddschecker have at an average of 25/1, is the 11th favourite to win the final on Friday April 3.

Town’s initial opponents, Benfica, were heavy favourites to win the full thing, at as short as 6/4. However, a mix-up with the teams saw them pull out of the competition – and has blown the whole thing wide open.

Sheffield Wednesday are also reportedly fielding an experienced e-sports pro, and have been cut into 5/1 favourites for the tournament as a result.

The Owls have scooped up 41 per cent of all bets since Benfica’s withdrawal.

A flurry of bets have also been placed on Newcastle at 25/1 and Sheffield United at the same price, whilst the like of Angers’ and Watford are rumoured to be fielding pros and have large pricing discrepancies between bookmakers which could create interest.

Andros Townsend’s inclusion has seen money cool on Palace, who were well supported prior to the announcement that the winger would be taking control of the online club.

Roma are second-favourites to lift the trophy at 6/1, Man City are the next most likely to win the competition at 9/1.

Standard Liege are priced at 11/1 while one of the Premier League’s most in-form clubs, Watford, are 12/1.

Ajax and League Two rivals Mansfield follow next at 14/1, alongside Angers at the same price.

With the sporting calendar decimated by COVID-19, the opportunistic team at Leyton Orient set up a Fifa 20 tournament for professional clubs to take part in while all the usual football has been postponed.

The online video game tournament, which begins at 7pm on Sunday, is taking its name from the Fifa Ultimate Team mode on the popular video game and will be known as ‘Ultimate Quaran-Team’.

Essentially, the tournament sees 128 professional football clubs pitted against each other in a knockout Fifa tournament, to determine what club has the online bragging rights, with entrants ranging from Angers to Ajax.

The tournament will be available to watch online via Twitch, with each team’s own social media account posting a video of the live games which can be followed using #UltimateQuaranTeam.

Each team will be represented by a single player – with team entrants ranging from members of the first team such as Crystal Palace’s Andros Townsend, to fans, and in some cases professional E-Sports Pro Fifa players.