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Championship Betting Tips for Saturday 26th September

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Wycombe v Swansea Prediction

Swansea to win and under 2.5 goals scored – 13/5 with Bet365.

Wycombe are finding life in the Championship extremely difficult at the moment, they’ve suffered back to back defeats with the latest defeat coming the way of a 5-0 hammering away at Blackburn. Swansea have had a solid start to the season, they have secured back to back clean sheets picking up 4 points in the process. Swansea are well drilled under the management of Steve Cooper expect more of the same when they travel to Wycombe on Saturday.


Derby v Blackburn Prediction

Adam Armstrong to score anytime – 6/4 with Bet365.

Ever since his arrival from Newcastle the 23 year old striker has been in great nick for Blackburn, on the back end of last season he was in fine goal scoring form and he’s started this season like a house on fire. Adam Armstrong has netted 4 goals in 2 goals with 3 goals coming against Wycombe in Blackburns 5-0 thumping win, against a struggling Derby side yet to pick up any points this season expect Adam Armstrong to find the net once again.


Barnsley v Coventry Prediction

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals – 13/10 with Bet365.

Coventry are certainly a breath of fresh air to the Championship this season, they first started their campaign with an unlucky 2-1 defeat away to Bristol City and then followed that up with a thriller in their 3-2 home win over QPR. It’s clear to see Coventry will be giving it a good go this season and they will be looking to build on their recent win when they travel to Barnsley on Saturday. Barnsley have endured a poor start to the season, they have lost both games and will see this fixture as a perfect chance to get their first points on the board, expect this game to see goals at both ends.


Cardiff v Reading Prediction

Draw – 13/5 with Bet365.

Two evenly matched sides square up at the Cardiff City stadium on Saturday, Reading have started the season off really well with 2 out of 2 wins whilst Cardif have lost 1 and won 1. The last 3 meetings between these two sides have ended in draws and that should come as no surprise, both sides have great respect for each other and expect them not to be separated after 90 minutes on Saturday.


Luton v Watford Prediction

Luton or draw – 6/5 with Bet365.

Luton have surprised a few people this season, they have won 2 out of 2 games and gave Manchester United a real game in the 2nd round of the Carabao Cup midweek. Watford suffered the embarrassment of being dumped out by League Two Newport County in the Carabao Cup midweek, and now face a tricky derby against an inform Luton side. With so much at stake for the Luton faithful the Luton players to be well up for this and expect them to get something out of the game.


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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.


Championship Betting Tips this Weekend

Get predictions for every Championship fixture this weekend. In each preview, there will be Championship score predictions and another betting tip for that match. All of our EFL Championship predictions are free and you can see the latest one below, ready for this weekend.

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.


Sky Bet Championship Winner Odds 2019/20

  • Leeds United – 19/20
  • West Brom – 11/4
  • Brentford – 7/1
  • Fulham – 11/1
  • Nottingham Forest – 25/1
  • Bristol City – 125/1
  • Swansea – 300/1

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The odds on the image below were the odds at the start of the 2019/20 season, with over half the season now gone you can see how much the odds have changed, with Leeds United and West Brom in the driving seat for automatic promotion.

The chasing pack include Fulham, Nottingham Forest and Brentford, but are they too far back to challenge the top two in the latest Championship winner odds?

Championship odds outright 2019/20

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.


English Championship Winner Prediction

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.


Sky Bet Championship Relegation Odds 2019/20

  • Luton – 1/7
  • Barnsley – 2/5
  • Wigan – 6/4
  • Charlton – 2/1
  • Birmingham – 2/1
  • Derby – 11/4
  • Huddersfield – 8/1
  • Stoke – 12/1
  • Middlesbrough – 20/1
  • Sheffield Wednesday – 33/1
  • Hull -40/1

At the start of the season, Charlton were the 9/4 favourites to be relegated and they’re still banging in trouble in what is a close betting heat. Luton look down and out and they were as big as 14/1 in the Championship relegation odds before the 2019/20 season kicked off.

Hull were one of our pre-season betting tips to be relegated but they are having a great geason are now as big as 40/1 to be relegated to League One.

Championship relegation odds 2019/20

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.


Championship Relegation Predictions

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.


Sky Bet Championship Promotion Odds

  • Leeds – 1/5
  • West Brom – 4/9
  • Brentford – 5/6
  • Fulham – 13/8
  • Nottingham Forest – 9/2
  • Bristol City – 10/1
  • Preston – 12/1
  • Sheffield Wednesday 12/1
  • Millwall 12/1
  • Swansea – 14/1

At the start of the season, the promotion picture looked like this:

Sky Bet Championship promotion odds


Sky Bet Championship Promotion Predictions 2019/20

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.


Sky Bet Championship 2019/20 Top 6 Odds

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

Fulham: 4/5

West Brom: 10/11

Cardiff: 1/1

Stoke: 11/8

Middlesbrough: 12/1

Stoke: 12/1

Brentford: 14/1

Derby: 14/1

Huddersfield: 14/1


Championship Top 6 Finish Betting Tips

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.


Championship Top Scorer Tips

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.


Sky Bet Championship Top Goalscorer Odds 2019/20

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.

Top Goalscorers:

Karlan Grant –20/1 with Betfred.

Sam Vokes – 25/1 with Betfred.


Sky Bet Championship Betting FAQs

When do you pick your Championship predictions?

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.

What are the Championship betting tips for today?

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.

Where can I find Championship live scores?

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.

Where should I bet on the Championship?

The Championship is one of the most popular leagues in the UK to bet on and sees a huge range of markets offered by most online bookmakers The likes of Paddy Power, William Hill and Ladbrokes all have a large range of odds available, from outright betting to in-play. Here at thatsagoal, we’ll bring you the best bookmakers to place Championship bets in all our football tips and match previews to ensure you’re given the best odds and the biggest payouts!

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