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Championship Predictions & Betting tips

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England
Championship

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Blackburn Blackburn
Millwall Millwall

Prediction :

Both teams to score

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Championship

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Coventry City Coventry City
Rotherham Rotherham

Prediction :

Half Time: Coventry City, Full Time: Coventry City

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Championship

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Hull Hull
Birmingham Birmingham

Prediction :

Hull wins the match

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Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Wednesday
Plymouth Plymouth

Prediction :

Sheffield Wednesday wins the match

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Sunderland Sunderland
Leicester Leicester

Prediction :

Leicester City to win and Over 2.5 Goals

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Leeds Leeds
Stoke Stoke

Prediction :

Leeds To Win and Both Teams to Score - No

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Ipswich Town Ipswich Town
Bristol City Bristol City

Prediction :

Ipswich To Win And Over 2.5 Goals

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Blackburn Blackburn
Millwall Millwall
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Probability of 47%
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Coventry City Coventry City
Rotherham Rotherham
1 X 2
Probability of 66%
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Hull Hull
Birmingham Birmingham
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Probability of 50%
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Leeds Leeds
Stoke Stoke
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Probability of 64%
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Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Wednesday
Plymouth Plymouth
1 X 2
Probability of 42%
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Ipswich Town Ipswich Town
Bristol City Bristol City
1 X 2
Probability of 51%
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Cardiff Cardiff
Huddersfield Town Huddersfield Town
1 X 2
Probability of 35%
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Middlesbrough Middlesbrough
Norwich Norwich
1 X 2
Probability of 41%
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Southampton Southampton
Preston North End Preston North End
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Probability of 52%
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Watford Watford
Swansea Swansea
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Probability of 41%

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Find our free predictions for betting on the 2023/24 Championship as well as tips and forecasts for each upcoming matchday. Full information for your sports bets.

2023/24 Championship Predictions

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The Championship, also known as the Sky Bet Championship for commercial reasons, is the second tier of English football. It is one of the toughest leagues to compete in but there is a massive prize at stake. Promotion to the English Premier League can see a club earning millions of pounds so everyone wants to achieve that. It's an exciting league with so much at stake and one that is great to be placing bets on. Our teams of betting experts will produce excellent and totally free previews throughout the season aiming to get you as many wins as possible.

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Championship Title Prediction: Who will win the 2023/24 Championship?

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It's been a thrilling league season so far as we approach the final quarter of the 2023/24 campaign. Leicester City, playing in the second division for the first time since 2013/14 after being relegated last year, are flying high as the clear cream of the crop in the league. The Foxes have built up a six-point lead over second-place and look almost certain to be crowned champions, thus earning promotion back to the top flight at the first time of asking.

As for last season's other two relegated teams, Leeds are involved in a tight battle with Ipswich Town for the second automatic promotion spot with both teams currently tied on points. Southampton, meanwhile, sit fourth and will be hoping for an uptick in form as we head into the home stretch to challenge for second-place. Should they fail, the Saints will have to brave the gauntlet that is the promotion playoffs as their only shot at an immediate return to the top flight.

As we tipped earlier in the season, we're sticking with Leicester to win the league. The Foxes simply have the most complete side in the division with the likes of Dewsbury-Hall, Mavididi, Ricardo Peireira, Issahaku and, of course, club legend Jamie Vardy. 

Odds to win the 2023/24 Championship

  • Leicester City - 1.33
  • Leeds United - 4.50
  • Ipswich Town - 11.00
  • Southampton - 34.00
  • West Bromwich Albion - 351.00
  • Hull City - 501.00
  • Coventry - 751.00
  • Norwich City - 1001.00
  • Preston North End - 1501.00
  • Middlesbrough - 2001.00
  • Sunderland - 2001.00
  • Bristol City - 2501.00
  • Watford - 2501.00
  • Cardiff City - 3501.00
  • Birmingham - 4501.00

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Who will be promoted from the Championship?

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It's not all about winning the Championship title. Finishing second or winning the play-offs will see a club promoted to the promised land of the Premier League. As you can see from the odds below, it's come down to four main contenders to secure promotion. We believe Leeds will continue their hot form down the stretch and the overall strength of their squad should see them over the line in the second automatic promotion spot. Ipswich are having a fantastic season after winning promotion from League One last year and have a legitimately good shot at securing an incredibly rare back-to-back promotion to the Premier League. However, we believe Southampton have the better shot at securing promotion if it comes down to those two teams in the promotion playoff. Therefore, our selections to be promoted from the Championship are: Leicester City, Leeds United and Southampton.

Odds to be promoted from the Championship

  • Leicester City - 1.03
  • Leeds United - 1.22
  • Ipswich Town - 1.90
  • Southampton - 2.10
  • West Bromwich Albion - 8.00
  • Hull City - 12.00
  • Coventry City - 13.00
  • Norwich City - 17.00
  • Preston North End - 26.00
  • Middlesbrough - 34.00
  • Sunderland - 51.00
  • Watford - 101.00
  • Bristol City - 151.00
  • Cardiff - 251.00
  • Blackburn - 751.00
  • Plymouth - 751.00
  • Swansea - 751.00

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Who will be relegated to League One?

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Just as many sides from the Premier League don't take too long to make their return, there's a similar situation at the foot of the table. Sides promoted from League One often find it difficult to stay in the Championship for any length of time, as has been shown by Wigan Athletic last season. It's been a dreadful campaign for Rotherham United who's 19 points earned after 34 games has them with one foot already in League One. As for the other two relegation positions, it's certainly a bit closer. Sheffield Wednesday will have to make up some ground late on as they currently sit three points from safety with a quarter of the season remaining. QPR and Stoke City remain deadlocked on points for the final relegation spot as the battle to avoid the drop heats up. A handful of other clubs aren't out of the woods yet, either, as Huddersfield,  Millwall and Birmingham all remain within three points of the botom three. There are sure to be a few twists and turns to end the campaign and as such, we're going to stick with our early season prediction of: Rotherham, Huddersfield and QPR as the three relegated teams!

Odds on Being Relegated to League One

  • Rotherham United - 1.002
  • Huddersfield Town - 1.57
  • QPR - 2.25
  • Huddersfield - 3.40
  • Stoke City - 3.50
  • Millwall - 4.33
  • Birmingham - 8.50
  • Blackburn - 10.00
  • Plymouth - 15.00
  • Swansea City - 17.00

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Who will score the most in the 2023/24 Championship?

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Samuel Szmodics is the slight favorite to take the golden boot and holds a slim one-goal lead atop the standings. However, he's not an out-and-out striker and Blackburn are a mid-table club. Whittaker is in a similar situation as he usually lines up either on the wing or in the attacking midfielder slot depending on the formation implemented. Plymouth are also 15th in the standings with 53 goals scored, meaning there is likely going to be less goal scoring chances overall. The same applies for Szmodics as Blackburn have racked up just 48 total goals. We believe there's value in backing Adam Armstrong at the current price. The 27-year-old is third in the standings with 16 goals, two behind first-place. Southampton are a much more talented squad than Blackburn and Plymouth and have also scored 65 goals on the campaign, one of only four teams in the league to reach the 60+ mark so far. Our selection for 2023/24 Championship top goalscorer: Adam Armstrong!

Goalscorer (team)Goals scored (penalty goals)
Samuel Szmodics (Blackburn)18(0)
Morgan Whittaker (Plymouth)17(0)
Adam Armstrong (Southampton)16(3)
Crysencio Summerville (Leeds)15(2)
Jack Clarke (Sunderland)15(5)
Jonathan Rowe (Norwich City)12(0)
Ryan Hardie (Plymouth)12(0)
Will Keane (Preston)12(1)
Nathan Broadhead (Ipswich)11(0)
Conor Chaplin (Ipswich)11(0)
Joel Piroe (Leeds)11(2)

Odds on Top Goalscorer

  • Samuel Szmodics (Blackburn) - 3.60
  • Adam Amstrong (Southampton) - 3.75
  • Morgan Whittaker (Plymouth) - 4.00
  • Crysencio Summerville (Leeds) - 7.00
  • Jack Clarke (Sunderland) - 21.00
  • Ryan Hardie (Plymouth) - 34.00
  • Nathan Broadhead (Ipswich) - 34.00
  • Joel Piroe (Leeds) - 41.00

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Beginners Guide to how the English Championship works

There are 24 clubs playing in the English Championship. That's four more than are in the Premier League. Each club faces the other 23 home and away. Therefore there are 46 matches to be played and then three more if you want to win the play-offs.

Three teams each season will be promoted to the Premier League. The top two are promoted automatically, then the sides finishing third to sixth compete in the play-offs. The winner of that then takes their place in the top league in England. The bottom three sides are relegated to League One

At the end of the English Championship season this is what happens: 

  • The club finishing first wins the title and is automatically promoted to the Premier League.
  • The side in second place also win automatic promotion.
  • Third to sixth take part in the play-offs. The semi-finals see the sixth place side take on the team finishing third and the teams finishing fourth and fifth face each other. The semi-finals are played over two legs.
  • The winners of the semi-finals meet in the play-off final at Wembley with the winners promoted to the Premier League.
  • The bottom three sides in the table after 46 games are relegated to League One.

There is so much to play for in the English Championship. This explains why making predictions on matches in this league is so popular. With midweek and weekend fixtures throughout the season, you'll love betting on the English Championship.

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How to predict Championship matches

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The Championship is considered to be quite an unpredictable league. Last season, only Burnley and Luton Town lost less than ten of their 46 league matches. Sheffield United were promoted despite having been beaten 11 times. There are a number of factors that you should consider before betting on games in the English Championship. 

  • Check the form of each Championship side
  • Take into account the clubs' fixture lists
  • Take note of the list of players absent from the Championship
  • Look at the psychological context of the Championship match
  • Analysis of the latest Championship statistics

These five tips will help you when making predictions of matches being played in the Championship. Let's look at them in a little more depth.

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Consider the form of each Championship side

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The form of a team - and its key players can also be one of the biggest indicators of the outcome of a match. Teams that have won their previous matches, or whose key players are in the middle of a scoring streak should perform better than a team that is going through a rough patch, or whose star player is going through a bad patch. Analyzing the previous performances of the team as a whole and the best players on each team is a crucial step in creating your Championship football predictions.

Take into account the clubs' fixture list

English football can get very busy at times. There are 46 league games to play (and that's before the play-offs start) and it's common for teams to be playing not just at the weekend but also in midweek too. Then there's the FA Cup and Carabao Cup games that can be played. Last season, Sheffield United won promotion but also reached the FA Cup semi-finals. The sheer number of games they had to play did see their form dip. Always look to see how many games a side is playing in a short period of time.

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Take note of the list of players absent from the Championship

Championship sports betting guide

It's important to know the team news for the game you wish to bet on. With a heavy fixture list, it's likely that injuries will be picked up. Sides may decide to rotate their squad to cope with all the games they have to play. Make sure you know if key players are going to be included or are being left or out injured.

Look at the psychological context of the Championship match

How important is the Championship match you want to bet on? This is particularly a factor in the latter stages of the season. A club that has no chance of promotion but is safe from relegation may start experimenting with their line-ups. If the game is a vital one, then both sides will be determined to win the match and field their strongest possible line-ups.

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Analysis of the latest Championship statistics

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Statistics are so important when you want to bet on a football match. Make sure you know which clubs are in good form and those that are struggling for wins. Which clubs can't stop scoring and who are the ones who can't buy a goal? Is a team struggling for home wins or getting poor results on the road? Which strikers are in top form and who are the clubs that just can't stop conceding goals? Knowing these facts can help you have a great deal with your Championship bets.

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What not to do for your Championship predictions

When making your predictions on the Championship, there are certain practices that you should not do. They can hinder your chances of making a successful bet. Here are the main ones that we advise you definitely don't do when making your predictions on the next Championship games. 

  • Not analyzing the Championship game
  • Betting on a side's reputation not their current form.
  • Failing to compare odds at different sites and not getting the best available
  • Betting on a Championship match that has nothing at stake.
  • Chasing losses - never a good idea whatever the league.
  • Taking boosted odds but not wondering why they are being offered
  • Not checking the team news
  • Betting repeatedly on your favorite team

It's amazing how many times these examples of poor betting behavior take place. Don't fall into the trap and begin betting this way.

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Championship predictions: statistics you need to know

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As we have previously mentioned, statistics are so important when you are deciding who to place bets on. Look for trends as they can tell you a great deal about the Championship. Here are the most important statistics from the current 2023/24 Championship season:

  • An average of 2.75 goals per game are scored
  • 44% of matches are won by the home side
  • 23% of games are drawn
  • 33% of matches are away victories
  • 55% of games see over 2.5 goals scored in them
  • Both teams score in 56% of matches
  • 86% of games have under 2.5 goals scored in the first half
  • The most popular final score is 1-1, seen in 11.1% of matches
  • 29.5% of matches are goalless at half time
  • 46% of goals are scored in the first half
  • 54% of goals scored come in the second half of games
  • Home teams average 1.50 goals scored per match
  • Away teams average 1.26 goals scored per match
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In short: how to make the right Championship predictions?

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You need to take care if wanting to make hopefully profitable Championship predictions. Researching a game is top priority, know the team news, judge correctly how important a game is and look at the fixture lists of both sides. 

Remember that Sportytrader's betting experts will be covering a large number of games throughout the season. The predictions are totally free and well-researched. They will definitely help you in deciding the prediction you need to make for a match. 

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Best odds to bet on the Championship

05 Mar 2024 - 13:45 Blackburn - Millwall
1 2.27
X 3.58
2 3.4
05 Mar 2024 - 13:45 Coventry City - Rotherham
1 1.35
X 5.5
2 9.5
05 Mar 2024 - 13:45 Hull - Birmingham
1 1.86
X 3.8
2 4.4
05 Mar 2024 - 13:45 Leeds - Stoke
1 1.38
X 5.4
2 8.72
05 Mar 2024 - 13:45 Sheffield Wednesday - Plymouth
1 2.09
X 3.69
2 4
05 Mar 2024 - 13:45 Sunderland - Leicester
1 4.5
X 3.94
2 2.04
05 Mar 2024 - 14:00 Ipswich Town - Bristol City
1 1.6
X 4.2
2 6
06 Mar 2024 - 13:45 Cardiff - Huddersfield Town
1 2.42
X 3.4
2 3.12
06 Mar 2024 - 13:45 Middlesbrough - Norwich
1 2.04
X 3.73
2 3.7
06 Mar 2024 - 13:45 Southampton - Preston North End
1 1.4
X 5.2
2 8.5
06 Mar 2024 - 13:45 Watford - Swansea
1 2.1
X 3.61
2 3.6
06 Mar 2024 - 14:00 QPR - West Brom
1 3.03
X 3.14
2 2.65

Championship : Frequently Asked Questions

At the end of the season, the top two clubs in the Championship table are automatically promoted to the Premier League. The sides finishing third to sixth then take part in the play-offs. The final is held at Wembley and the winners are given the third promotion spot.
There are 24 clubs that play in the Championship. That's four more than are in the Premier League.
The 24 clubs all face each other home and away. That gives a total of 46 league games to be played (eight more than in the Premier League). Then there are the play-offs and the winning side has to play three more fixtures to win promotion.
The play-offs are contested by the sides that finish third to sixth after 46 matches. The club in third place takes on those finishing sixth and the fourth placed side are up against the team that finished fifth. They play the semi-finals over two legs and the tie can go to penalties if level after 120 minutes. The two semi-final winners then meet at Wembley with the winners being promoted to the Premier League.
The bottom three teams (22nd-24th) in the Championship are relegated to League One. They are replaced by the sides finishing in the top two in League One and the winner of the promotion play-offs.
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