Keep up to date with all our English Championship predictions, betting tips and match previews for the 2019/20 season. Thought of as many as the most competitive league in the world, it provides us with endless opportunities for betting.
Below you will find a wide range of predictions for the Sky Bet Championship, from promotion and relegation bets right through to the latest previews for the upcoming Championship fixtures.
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The Championship just about had it all last year. Scintillating football, an exciting promotion push, spies, pitch invasions and never-ending struggles for some.
That all bodes well for a stellar 2019/20 as the likes of Leeds, Derby and a host of other big names battle it out again for a place in the Premier League.
It’s a league we love here at thatsagoal and our tipsters are always on hand to bring you the very best odds and offers.
Below you’ll find our complete Championship betting guide, featuring all the latest odds as the season goes on.
With 24 teams doing battle over a grueling 46 game season, it is sometimes the survival of the fittest and last season it was Norwich City who won the second tier, from Sheffield United who snatched second place from Leeds. Aston Villa made up for last season’s play-off final disappointment by winning the Wembley showpiece against Derby County.
The Championship is going to offer an interesting race for the top spot this year with a large range of contenders.
Following Leeds’ dismal run at the end of the season, they’ll be desperate to get back on track, while the likes of Fulham, Huddersfield and Cardiff will be looking to bounce straight back into the Premier League.
bet365 are currently pricing Leeds as the outright favourite to win the league, with West Brom also among the favourites mentioned above.
The full list of favourites to win the Championship 2019/20 with bet365 are:
All the Sky Bet Championship outright winner odds for this season are from bet365 and if you want to bet on any of these, open an account via this link to get their £100 in bet credits sign-up offer. Which team would we select from the Championship winner odds? Read on for our outright betting tip.
It looks set to be a very open title-race this season in the Championship, with questions over the majority of sides at the top. Cardiff and Huddersfield might need a season or two to recalibrate and adjust back to life in the second tier whilst Leeds should be up there. However, FULHAM have kept the majority of their squad, and there is certainly enough talent to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Keeping hold of Aleksandar Mitrovic was a significant statement of intent, and if Tom Cairney can recapture the form of 2017-18, then he could make all the difference this campaign. They haven’t done much in the way of recruitment, although the addition of Ivan Cavaleiro is a significant one.
Scott Parker is untested in this arena, but he certainly looks the part, and the former midfielder did help Fulham tighten up towards the end of last season. The Cottagers conceded just a single goal in their last four PL matches, and if they can keep things as secure this season, they could be difficult to beat.
It won’t be easy this season, and I can’t foresee any side running away with the title, but Fulham look the strongest of the title contenders. As long as last season hasn’t taken too much out of them, they should be able to start quickly, and Parker’s men look a far more reliable prospect than the majority of the frontrunners.
Championship Winners – Fulham – 8/1 with William Hill.
At the other end of the table, those who joined the league after success in 2018/19 are most vulnerable according to most football betting predictions.
Barnsley are the favourites to be relegated at 9/4 alongside Charlton who are at the same price. Both came up from League 1 last year and face a tough challenge to stay in the division.
Luton, who were also promoted are fancied a little more to stay up, at 4/1 for relegation, while Reading, Wigan and Millwall could all be in trouble.
It is always an ultra-competitive market when looking at the Sky Bet Championship relegation odds and this season is no different. The newly-promoted sides are at the top of the market but it remains to be seen how well they perform in the second tier.
There are a fair few contenders on the list when it comes to relegation from the Championship. Wigan are likely to be in the bottom eight once again whilst Pep Clotet could struggle at St.Andrews. I do think Barnsley will be fine, whilst there’s a decent spirit about Charlton (despite off-the-field issues).
HULL CITY haven’t lost many of their key men yet, although Jarred Bowen is unlikely to be at the club by mid-August. Crucially, they have lost Nigel Adkins. ‘Mr. Positivity’ packed his bags this summer, and will be sorely missed. He was responsible for Hull’s overachieving last season, and their home form was absolutely key.
Grant McCann didn’t have a good time at Peterborough, but after a very decent season at Doncaster, the Humberside club have taken a punt on the Northern Irishman. Whether Tom Eaves can make the step up remains to be seen, whilst Kamil Grosicki’s performances will depend on how committed to the cause he is.
I do think they have some quality players, but I think the loss of Adkins is significant, and I think they might struggle this time around.
Championship Relegation – Hull City – 5/1 with Bet Victor.
Having covered STOKE CITY games last season, I can assure you that there was very little to celebrate at the bet365, however, things look a little rosier this time around.
Nathan Jones has been given time to acclimatise to his new surroundings, and he’s made a number of signings this summer. Although there is still a bit of deadwood in the squad, the additions of Tommy Smith, Liam Lindsay and Adam Davies will help tighten up the back-line whilst Nick Powell will add some much-needed x-factor IF he can stay fit. Lee Gregory will chase anything that moves, whilst Jordan Cousins is an excellent squad player.
Jones was excellent at Luton, and his intensity in post-match interviews obviously transmits to the players. The potential conversion of James McClean to left-back is an interesting move, and with Tom Edwards on the opposite flank, they should play with plenty of width.
The Potters were tipped for great things last season, but they flopped. This time around, they have a decent manager in place and a much more versatile squad. I expect them to challenge for promotion, and I think the Bet365 will be much happier place to be this year.
Championship Promotion – Stoke – 4/1 with Ladbrokes.
Many of those above will also be hoping they secure a place in the top six and the Playoffs.
As you’d expect, most of the names above are heavily favoured by bookmakers, with Coral offering the following odds:
Leeds United: 1/2
West Brom: 10/11
Matthew Benham’s methodology must be admired. BRENTFORD continue to sell players each summer, yet there always seems to be a plan in place to replace them. Even if Neal Maupay leaves between now and the beginning of the season, fans would be feeling reasonably confident that a replacement for the Frenchman will be waiting in the wings.
The Bees have added Pontus Jansson from Leeds, with the Swede replacing Ezri Konsa. They have also kept hold of Ollie Watkins, and made some interesting additions with Christian Norgaard amongst them. Mathias Jensen is another decent prospect whilst Ethan Pinnock is another player who should help the Bees shed their reputation for having a soft underbelly.
Brentford haven’t been far away in recent years, and they are a match for any side in the Championship. Thomas Franke eventually found his feet in the dugout, and he should benefit from having a whole summer to work with his squad.
They are a superbly run club, and they have some hugely promising young players. The Bees should be challenging for a play-off spot this season.
Top Six Finish – Brentford – 2/1 with Betfred.
Teemu Pukki romped home last season to claim the Top Scorer spot with 29 goals, beating Aston Villa’s Tammy Abraham by three.
Next season, with those gone, Neal Maupay and Dwight Gayle will be hotly tipped Aleksander Mitrovic will also be a solid bet and well worth a free bet should he stay at Craven Cottage.
Jay Rodriguez will be another looking to get amongst the goals, while Kemar Roofe could be a good bet to kick on from his return last term.
Although I’ve suggested that Huddersfield might not find it easy to make an instant return to the top flight, I do fancy one of their players to flourish in the Championship this season.
Karlan Grant was signed with one eye on a return to the second tier, and he’s a hugely exciting player. The 21-year ended the season as one of the club’s top goalscorers last year, netting four times including finding the net against Watford and Arsenal.
He’s also netted in pre-season and has tremendous energy. With a lack of an out-and-out goalscorer, Huddersfield could come to rely upon his firepower this season, and although his price has shortened in recent weeks, I still think he’s worth a go at around 16/1.
Sam Vokes is also likely to get plenty of chances this season, and at a similar price, he could be worth a second glance in this market. The Welshman suffered from injuries last season, but he is a significant presence in the final third, and in a more settled Stoke side, he could be prolific.
Karlan Grant –20/1 with Betfred.
Sam Vokes – 25/1 with Betfred.
We will try to have all our weekend selections to you by Friday at the latest. This gives us time to have a look through the Championship fixtures for this weekend and look at the stats before picking our betting tips. There will also be match previews of all the games, every day of the week and these will also include predictions. With a league as competitive as this one, there will always be some good odds around for our tips and that is where we will try and get the edge over the bookies.
Saturday is always the most popular day for betting on the Sky Bet Championship so that is when the majority of our selections will be from, however, there is also a regular midweek Championship fixture list and those will all be covered too.
The main bets selected for today’s English Championship fixtures will be found above. They will usually include a football accumulator tip and a bet of the day, specifically from the second tier of English football. As well as the obvious bets, there will also be three betting tips for the Championship in each match preview, which are also listed above. You could decide to bet on these picks as singles, or go for a big odds bet by combining a few picks. For example, bet on two of the score predictions as a correct score double bet. The odds for this will be very generous so it is certainly worth considering.
If you follow us on Twitter @thatsagoal, we will keep you up to date with the latest live scores from the Championship. This will also tie in with our Championship betting tips. If the goal is good for our bet, you will see a big cheer from us. If it is a goal we didn’t want to see, things might be more subdued. Either way, our Twitter page is a great way to keep up to date with the Sky Bet Championship scores today.
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