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 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.
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: Win Only.
Leeds Strengthen Position Atop The Championship Odds
The lay of the land is fairly clear at the top of The Championship, but the race for playoff places is still very open and there will also be a competitive battle fought at the lower end of the table in what remains of the 2019-20 season, writes Nick Dorrington.
Leeds were the pre-season favourites for promotion in The Championship odds, and that has so far proved justified. They and West Bromwich Albion have established themselves as the prime candidates for the automatic promotion spots with strong first halves of the season.
Both teams will be wary of an in-form Brentford side who made a shaky start to the season before finding their rhythm a couple of months in. They are certainly within range of a late charge to unseat one or the other of them, and should at least be fancied to comfortably secure a playoff berth.
Leeds will be especially alert after suffering a downturn during the latter part of last season that saw them miss out on automatic promotion before falling to Derby in the playoffs. Marcelo Bielsa’s side have especially strong underlying numbers this time around, enough to think that even a minor drop-off in performance levels wouldn’t prove disastrous, but it is still certainly something to keep an eye on.
Behind that trio, things are much tighter, with as many as nine or 10 teams still in realistic contention for the remaining three playoff places.
The favourites, at least with the bookmakers, are Fulham (newly relegated from the Premier League), Nottingham Forest and a Sheffield Wednesday side who have been able to maintain their excellent form through the second half of last season into the current campaign. There are still plenty of teams capable of pushing them out of the top six.
Swansea City, Preston, a Millwall side who continue to excel in creating opportunities from set-piece situations, Bristol City and Cardiff are all within striking distance. As are a Hull side whose underlying numbers have been among the best in the league and who might just enjoy an organic improvement in top-line results down the final stretch. The Championship odds available on them to get into the playoffs look pretty tempting at time of writing.
Reading’s results have improved massively since replacing head coach Jose Manuel Gomes with Mark Bowen in mid-October. Their underlying numbers remain average and they probably have just a little too much ground to make up now.
Derby and Middlesbrough were both aiming to be in the playoff picture after finishing sixth and seventh respectively last season but are both someway off the pace. Relegation doesn’t look to be a concern, but a lack of goals seems likely to consign the pair of them to mid-table nothingness.
They will probably be joined there by an open and entertaining but inconsistent Queens Park Rangers side, Blackburn Rovers and barring any major mishaps, Birmingham City.
Teams Prominent In The Championship Relegation Odds
That leaves six teams as those most likely to be involved in a fight against relegation during what remains of the campaign.
Luton are the favourites in The Championship relegation betting odds for the drop, and there is little in either their top-line or underlying numbers to make a convincing case for their survival unless they suddenly stumble upon a solution to their defensive issues.
Otherwise, things are tighter. Wigan (the league’s lowest scorers) and Barnsley are the two teams with the greatest chance of joining Luton in League One next season. Charlton (who started the season well before fading badly) and Huddersfield are both close enough and have bad enough underlying numbers to think that hope remains for the former pair.
Stoke are also right down there in their second season back in the Championship following relegation from the Premier League. They were bottom when Michael O’Neill replaced Nathan Jones in early November. A combination of much-improved subsequent results and strong underlying numbers (that suggest they have been exceedingly unfortunate this season) mean that all being equal, they can be expected to fairly comfortably avoid the drop.
If Barnsley, Charlton and Luton were all to be relegated it would go against the recent performance tide for teams promoted from League One. Prior to this season, just three of the last 15 promoted teams had been relegated at the end of their first Championship campaign. It could be three in one season this time around.