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. Plus you can claim free bets from the bookies on the JustBookies’ home page.
The Championship – Outright Winner Odds
To win The Championship 2018/19; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/4 odds 1,2,3.
The Championship 2018/19 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.
|Preston North End||500/1||200/1||75/1|
The Championship Football – Top Goalscorer Odds
To Be Championship Top Scorer / Win Golden Boot; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/4 odds 1,2,3.
|Jon Dadi Bodvarsson||500/1|
Leeds Lead The Championship Odds As Ipswich Odds-On For Drop
The Championship is one of the most competitive and surprise-laden leagues in European football and it is again producing an intriguing campaign in the 2018-19 season, writes Nick Dorrington.
All three of the teams promoted from the Championship to the Premier League last season had finished in the bottom half in the previous campaign. Some of the prime promotion candidates are again teams who have benefited from clear season-on-season improvement.
Leeds and Norwich have both been among the pace setters despite finishing down in 13th and 14th last season. Former Argentina and Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa has made a huge impact at Leeds and has them strongly positioned to make a return to the Premier League following a 15-year absence. They are the favourites, at time of writing, in the bookies’ Championship odds to win the title. Things have also clicked for Daniel Farke in his second season at Norwich.
Sheffield United are also up there towards the top of the table after pushing on from their very solid 10th-place finish last season after promotion from League One. Chris Wilder has done an excellent job, igniting hopes of a return to the top flight for the first time in over a decade. The evergreen Billy Sharp is up there near the top of the league’s scoring charts.
Birmingham, Hull City, Queens Park Rangers and pre-season big spenders Nottingham Forest are all also in the hunt for playoff spots despite finishing in the bottom nine last time out.
Last season represented the first time in five years and only the third time over the course of the last decade that none of the promoted sides were those relegated from the Premier League the year before. That could very well again prove to be the case.
Stoke City were among the pre-season favourites in The Championship promotion betting, but have endured a very difficult campaign. They will need to put together an excellent run of results under new coach Nathan Jones if they are to trouble the playoff places. Swansea City are only slightly better off and also unlikely to mount an attack on the top six.
Of the relegated teams, it is only West Bromwich Albion who look to have a good chance of returning to the top flight at the first time of asking. A potent attacking force, Darren Moore’s side should at least be able to secure themselves a playoff spot.
They are joined towards the top of the table by a couple of familiar names. Middlesbrough and Derby County both finished in the top six last season and could very well repeat that feat. If they are again able to secure themselves a place, Middlesbrough’s defensive approach could prove profitable in the knockout format of the playoffs.
Aston Villa were last season’s defeated playoff finalists, but despite counting upon the goalscoring prowess of Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham, they have been unable to mount a similarly strong campaign this time around. Steve Bruce was sacked in October and results haven’t improved sufficiently since to suggest a playoff spot is within reach. They are now odds-on to finish outside the top six and so remain in the Championship for a fourth season.
Bruce has since reappeared at Sheffield Wednesday, who are one of a cluster of teams that includes Blackburn Rovers, Brentford and Preston North End who have very little chance of making the playoffs yet are far enough away from the relegation zone to appear safe.
Ipswich Town are adrift at the bottom of the table and despite their scramble to bring in attacking options in January, it is very difficult to make an argument in favour of them now avoiding relegation to the third tier of English football for the first time since 1957. The Championship relegation odds, in the betting comparison table above, make ugly viewing for fans of The Tractor Boys.
Bolton Wanderers and Reading both finished just outside the bottom three last season, and are again embroiled in a battle against the drop. That will also involve newly-promoted teams Rotherham United and Wigan Athletic as well as a Millwall side who have failed to match their excellent eighth-place finish last time around.