Compare The Championship odds from the major bookmakers using our comparison tables. There is Championship Football Outright Winner, Promotion and Relegation betting as well as the Golden Boot, also known as Top Goalscorer, prices. Also check out Top 6 finish and betting to finish bottom. Plus you can claim free bets from the bookies on the JustBookies’ home page.
The Championship – Outright Winner Odds
To win The Championship 2019/20; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/4 odds 1,2,3.
The Championship 2019/20 Promotion Betting – To Be Promoted
Three teams will be promoted.
The Championship Relegation Betting Odds
Three Championship teams will go down. These are the odds to be relegated.
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The Championship Top 6 Finish Betting Odds
To Finish in Top 6 of The Championship.
The Championship – To Finish Bottom
To Finish Bottom of The Championship.
The Championship Football – Top Goalscorer Odds
To Be Championship Top Scorer / Win Golden Boot; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/4 odds 1,2,3,4.
Leeds Head The Championship Odds In Fiercely Competitive League
The Championship is one of the most competitive football leagues in Europe and the 2019-20 season is likely to be no different in that regard, writes Nick Dorrington.
While there are certainly some teams who seem to be perennial playoff contenders, the competition is generally so tight that an inspired coaching choice or a couple of astute signings can be enough to catapult a team up the table.
One need only look to last season for evidence of that. The top three finishers, including promoted Norwich and Sheffield United, had all finished 10th or lower the previous season. It works the other way too. Ipswich Town went from a comfortable mid-table finish in 2017-18 to finishing bottom last time around. Millwall went from eighth down to 21st.
With that said, the early favourites for promotion in the Championship odds are the Leeds side who finished third last season. Marcelo Bielsa did a superb job in his first appearance in English football, and his team had strong underlying statistics to support their results. Transfer work has been minimal, but if they can reach the same level this season, they are worthy favourites in the betting to go up.
Otherwise, the picture is less clear. Depending on which of the main UK bookmakers you use, there are as many as 10 or 11 teams valued at 20/1 or shorter to win the Championship, and as many as 15 available at 10/1 or shorter to be promoted one way or another.
Relegated from the Premier League, Cardiff and Fulham both have good squads for this level and should at least be in the playoff picture. Fulham are probably the more likely to compete for automatic promotion. Thereafter, you have a gaggle of teams who could all be capable of filling the top-six positions: the likes of West Bromwich Albion, Brentford, Stoke (who underperformed hugely last season), Middlesbrough, Derby County and relegated Huddersfield.
Given their financial restrictions, Swansea performed above expectations to finish 10th last time around. They will require new coach Steve Cooper, previously with England’s youth national teams, to perform as well as Graham Potter did last season to maintain or better that position. They and Preston are likely to find themselves in that liminal space between the promotion and relegation candidates.
Bristol City are worth a word. They are on an upwards trajectory from 17th three seasons ago to 11th in 2017-18 to eighth last time around. Lee Johnson has done great work there and despite the loss of a couple of last season’s starters, he can be fancied to at least get his team into the playoff places this time around.
Nottingham Forest invested heavily in their squad ahead of the start of last season only to fail to achieve their goal of a playoff place, eventually finishing ninth, eight points shy of the top six. They have been less flashy in their spending this time around, but certainly have a squad capable of bridging that divide if new coach Sabri Lamouchi proves competent.
Aside from Brentford, the most likely teams to emerge from 10th or lower and challenge for the playoff spots look to be Blackburn and perhaps even Millwall. Blackburn finished in a solid 15th in their first season back in the second tier and have bought decently. Millwall’s underlying statistics were nowhere near as bad as top-line results last season and their set-piece efficiency is a key advantage in such a competitive division.
Sheffield Wednesday were very good in the second half of last season under Steve Bruce. Without him, a mid-table finish is more likely than a playoff push.
At the other end of the table, promoted Barnsley and Charlton Athletic have been installed as the bookies’ favourites to go down in their Championship relegation odds. That betting might be slightly unfair given just three of the last 15 teams promoted from League One have been relegated at the end of their first Championship season. Certainly, Luton, who went up as League One champions, are favoured to enjoy a more comfortable campaign.
Others likely to be involved in the scrap against the drop include Reading and Queens Park Rangers, who finished 19th and 20th respectively last season. Reading had horrible underlying statistics, while Queens Park Rangers were one of the worst three teams in the division in terms of points accumulation during the second half of the campaign.
Wigan, Hull and Birmingham could all easily be pulled in if they get off to bad starts.