The bookies fancy South Shields to be BetVictor Northern Premier Division champions come the end of the 2019/20 season.
BetVictor, who have taken over sponsorship of the league from Evo-Stik, have priced Shields at 3/1, with Ashton United next in at 8/1.
Scarborough Athletic, heading into their first season under the stewardship of new manager John Deacey, are priced out at 14/1 along with promoted Morpeth Town and Gainsborough Trinity.
Boro's east coast rivals Whitby Town are 20/1 to lift the title, while BetVictor fancy Grantham Town and Mickleover Sports to be relegated, pricing them out at 33/1.
Former boss Steve Kittrick's Matlock Town are 25/1.
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