Championship betting odds for promotion 2018/19
With just weeks left in the regular season, the race for promotion to the English Premier League is coming down to the wire. Check out the Championship betting odds for promotion right here.
- 01Championship Current Standings
- 02Championship Title Odds
- 03Championship playoff odds
- 04Championship Relegation Odds
- 05Championship Betting Tips
- 06How does the Championship Season Work
- 07Latest championship winners
Championship Current Standings
Let's have a look at the current standings of this exciting soccer competition.
|3. Sheffield United||41||78|
|4. West Bromwich Albion||41||70|
|5. Aston Villa||41||66|
|6. Bristol City||40||65|
|8. Derby County||40||60|
|9. Hull City||41||60|
|10. Sheffield Wednesday||41||59|
|11. Nottingham Forest||41||57|
|12. Preston North End||41||57|
|15. Stoke City||41||51|
|16. Blackburn Rovers||41||50|
|18. Queen's Park Rangers||41||45|
Championship Title Odds
It's been a long season in the second tier of English soccer, and while it's been a campaign full of drama and surprises there's finally one clear contender at the top of the Championship table.
Norwich City have been on fire during the second half of the season, and they now sit deservedly at the summit of this competition. They also sit clear in the Championship football betting odds list:
|Team to win the title|
With only a few games left to play, City's lead is starting to look unassailable, and with none of the top contenders left to play until they face Aston Villa in the final round, they have to be considered a lock for the title. At -900, there's practically no benefit in getting on.
Still, there is some great value available if you think Norwich will slip up. The second ranked team on the odds table is Sheffield United, offering odds up to +1200, while fellow promotion favourites Leeds United are certainly seen as an outside chance at +1400.
This race appears to be over, and it looks like Norwich City will be retuning to the English Premier League.
Championship playoff odds
While the title race in the Championship is almost over, there is still plenty of football to play for the many teams chasing promotion via the playoffs. While the top two teams are automatically promoted to the English Premier League, teams 3-6 in the Championship will face off for the final place.
The Championship odds to make playoffs market looks like this:
|Team to make the playoffs|
|Preston North End||+5000|
Firstly, it is important to keep in mind that the Championship playoff odds don't include West Brom, Leeds United, Sheffield United or Norwich City. Two of these teams are considered to be certainties for the first two spots, which means that the teams on this list are fighting for just two places.
Aston Villa and Bristol City are the clear favourites here as they currently occupy fifth and sixth place. We'd consider Bristol to be a better chance of holding onto their position considering that Villa have to play Leeds and Norwich in their final two games.
It's hard to see any of the other teams in the Championship top six odds race having an impact. The best of the rest is perhaps Hull City, although they will need to beat four of the current top-eight teams to have any chance.
Championship Relegation Odds
At the other end of the standings, you'll find the teams battling it out to finish above the bottom three places. Here are the current Championship odds to avoid relegation.
|Team to be relegated|
|Queens' Park Rangers||+10000|
Championship Betting Tips
Handicap odds (also known as Asian Handicap odds) are available for all Championship matches. Championship handicap odds can take many forms, but the most common is for you to bet on a stronger team, which is then obliged to win by a bigger goal difference.
For example, a handicap of -1.5 for Aston Villa against Reading indicates that the Villans must win by at least a two goal margin.
On the other hand, you can bet on Hull City +2.5 against Norwich City, which means that you can still cash your money, even though your team loses by 2-0.
How does the Championship Season Work
The English Football Championship is contested by 24 teams annually. This includes the three teams relegated from the previous English Premier League season, and also three teams promoted from League One, the third tier of English soccer.
The regular season is made up of 23 home and away fixtures, so 46 in total. At the end of the season the team with the most points is declared the winner of the title, while the second team joins them in automatic promotion to the Premier League.
The teams that finish 3rd - 6th compete in the playoffs, where one team will emerge and become the third and final team to be promoted.
The teams that finish in the bottom three places in the Championship are relegated to League One.
Latest championship winners
It's impossible for a team to win back-back titles in the Championship because of promotion, but you may recognise some of the most recent teams to win the title as they are now doing well in the English Premier League. The most recent winners are as follows:
- 2017/18 - Wolverthampton Wanderers
- 2016/17 - Newcastle
- 2015/16 - Burnley
- 2014/15 - Bournemouth
- 2013/14 - Leicester
- 2012/13 - Cardiff City
- 2011/12 - Reading
- 2010/11 - Queens' Park Rangers
- 2009/10 - Newcastle