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Championship Betting Tips

Our Championship betting tips and predictions page is where we look to help you capitalise from your bets on the EFL Championship. We'll discuss the value of bets in the form of accumulators, there will sometimes be strong single selections too.

Whilst it is not one of the elite leagues in Europe, the standard of football in the Championship has increased significantly in recent years. It also more than matches the drama of other leagues such as the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A and there are just as many betting opportunities too.

Whether it is betting on the full-time result, number of goals in a match, both teams to score or goalscorers, everything to do with betting on the EFL Championship will be covered on this page. It will be updated as frequently as possible and in plenty of time, giving you the chance to capitalise on any odds which may shorten before the event. Each bet on our site is thoroughly researched by our experts, and we will provide comprehensive reasoning behind each selection.

Where you can find Championship Betting Tips:

Header logoChampionship

PosClubPWDLGDPTS
1
Team logoBurnley
4629143+52101
2
Team logoSheff Utd
4628711+3491
3
Team logoLuton
4621178+1880
4
Team logoMiddlesbrough
4622915+2875
5
Team logoCoventry
46181612+1270
6
Team logoSunderland
46181513+1369
7
Team logoBlackburn
4620917-269
8
Team logoMillwall
46191116+768
9
Team logoWest Bromwich
46181216+666
10
Team logoSwansea
46181216+466
11
Team logoWatford
46161515+363
12
Team logoPreston
46171217-1463
13
Team logoNorwich
46171118+362
14
Team logoBristol City
46151417-159
15
Team logoHull
46141616-1058
16
Team logoStoke
46141121+153
17
Team logoBirmingham
46141121-1153
18
Team logoHuddersfield
46141121-1553
19
Team logoRotherham
46111718-1150
20
Team logoQPR
46131122-2750
21
Team logoCardiff
46131023-1749
22
Team logoReading
46131122-2244
23
Team logoBlackpool
46111124-2444
24
Team logoWigan
46101521-2739
Last updated 18/06/2024

Betting on the Championship

One of the most intriguing things about the Championship is its unpredictability, which can be both a positive and a negative in terms of betting. On the one hand, making a correct prediction can be difficult given that all of the teams are capable of beating each other on any given day. For example, in the 2018/19 season a Wigan Athletic team who sat 21st in the league table and with just one away win all season somehow managed to beat second placed Leeds United at Elland Road from a goal down and with 10 men for 80 minutes.

On the other hand, however, because the league is so unpredictable it often means that there are good odds available when betting, particularly on the match winner market. It is rare in the Championship to see anyone with odds of shorter than 1/3 to win a match, and more often than not favourites tend to be closer to a price of evens (1/1).

Due to the nature of every team believing that they can win in the Championship, that often means that games see plenty of goals which means betting on the over 2.5 goals market or BTTS market is appealing. Indeed, in the 2018/19 season the average percentage of games where both teams score was 53.99%, showing that statistically it happens more often than not.

If you haven't bet on the Championship before then it could be worth using a free bet to get started. Alternatively, to find out more about the bookie sign up offers we have then read our bookmaker offers pages for a run down on all you need to know about them.

History of the Championship

Formerly known as the old Football League First Division, the second tier of English football was rebranded ahead of the 2004/05 season and became known as the Football League Championship. The division contains 24 teams each season, with two gaining automatic promotion to the Premier League, four qualifying for the end of season play-offs (the winner of which will then be promoted alongside the top two) and three clubs suffering relegation to League One.

The Championship is the seventh richest division in European football, and also the wealthiest non-top flight league. Average match attendances are up at 20,130 which ranks it second as the most-watched second tier league in Europe. As of 2019, both Derby County and Nottingham Forest are the clubs who have had the longest tenure in the division, with both Midlands clubs having played in the Championship 11 straight seasons and heading into a 12th.

Winners of the Championship receive the Football League Championship trophy, which is actually the same trophy that was given to the old First Division winners prior to the formation of the Premier League. In terms of the most successful teams in the Championship, four clubs have managed to win the division two times each; Sunderland, Newcastle United, Wolves and Reading.