CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING TIPS AND PREDICTIONS


Football
    Championship

    Championship 2016/17 Round 29


    DATEHOme1D2away
    31/01BARNSLEY1WOLVES
    31/01BIRMINGHAM2READING
    31/01BENTFORD2ASTON VILLA
    31/01BRISTOL CITY2SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
    31/01CARDIFF2PRESTON
    31/01IPSWICH2DERBY
    31/01NOTTINGHAM1ROTHERHAM 
    01/02BLACKBURN2LEEDS
    01/02BURTON2FULHAM
    01/02NEWCASTLE UNITED1QPR
    02/02HUDDERSFIELD1BRIGHTON

    Who can overcome all the obstacles and advace to the big leagues next season? Who can defy the odds and be promoted at the end of this season? Will we see a new winner, or will we see one of the former Premier League teams return from where they came? Find out all you will need to know right here!

    The teams to follow

    It’s common knowledge that the top 2 teams in the championship at the end of the season advance to the premier League. The teams that finish between 6th and 2nd battle it out for that last spot in the Premier League. These 3 teams have earned their spot in the Premier League and take the place of the bottom 3 teams in the Premier League of that same season. Obviously the teams that are just down from the Premier League are worth keeping an eye on. You’d be a fool to just write them off. Burnely won the Championship and so advanced straight through to Premier League a long with Middlesborough and Hull. Newcastle, Norwich and Aston Villa all drop down to the Championship this season, As mentioned these 3 teams are worth watching along with Derby and Brighton but to name a few.

    To see: All odds and to bet on the Championship

    How they have performed up until now

    It’s hard to see anyone else win the Championship, other than the teams listed above. Really, the 3 teams that were relegated are the most likely to be promoted back up at the end of this season. All the are favoured by the bookies and then the next 2 after that trio is Derby and Brighton, as mentioned above. The 3 former Premier League teams will obviously stand out among these Championship teams. They’ve been playing at a higher level and even though they were all relegated, that doesn’t take away from the fact that they are on a different level altogether compared to the others. 

    The statistics

    Championship sides played a total of 552 matches this season and a total of 1337 goalswere scored with2.42 goals per game on average. Injuries, suspensions and fatigue are quite the norm come the Christmas period with the additions of the League and FA Cups. Thus results can become erratic even for the top teams. Due to the amount of teams in the Championship, league positions can change erratically. For instance a team can be sitting in 10th but with a win could shoot up to the Play-Off places, particularly around January. Also worth noting, the score line of 1-0 is the most common in the Championship.  Invariably the top teams perform consistently at home therefore interesting odds are normally hard to find. Away matches between closely matched teams bring up more intriguing odds similar to the Premiership. lucrative than automatic promotion due to TV Rights and the build up to the final at Wembley. In addition teams that are relegated to the Championship from the Premiership are known to have a ‘Premiership parachute’.  This refers to the revenue gained from TV rights in the top league as well as increased sales from stadium tickets, season tickets, shirts sales etc. Thus a pattern is revealed: relatively often the same teams can be found to be going down from and going up to the Premier League. This includes teams such as Norwich, QPR and Hull. Teams between the 22nd and 24th place are relegated every season.

    To see: All live scores for Championship matches


    TABLE CHAMPIONSHIP
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    # Teams MP W D L GF GA MP W D L GF GA MP W D L GF GA Df Pts
    1 Newcastle Newcastle 46 29 7 10 85 40 23 15 3 5 49 23 23 14 4 5 36 17 45 94
    2 Brighton Brighton 46 28 9 9 74 40 23 17 3 3 46 14 23 11 6 6 28 26 34 93
    3 Reading Reading 46 26 7 13 68 64 23 16 5 2 35 16 23 10 2 11 33 48 4 85
    4 Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Wednesday 46 24 9 13 60 45 23 15 2 6 36 22 23 9 7 7 24 23 15 81
    5 Huddersfield Town Huddersfield Town 46 25 6 15 56 58 23 15 2 6 34 26 23 10 4 9 22 32 -2 81
    6 Fulham Fulham 46 22 14 10 85 57 23 10 8 5 45 32 23 12 6 5 40 25 28 80
    7 Leeds Leeds 46 22 9 15 61 47 23 14 4 5 32 16 23 8 5 10 29 31 14 75
    8 Norwich Norwich 46 20 10 16 85 69 23 15 4 4 55 22 23 5 6 12 30 47 16 70
    9 Derby County Derby County 46 18 13 15 54 50 23 11 8 4 33 20 23 7 5 11 21 30 4 67
    10 Brentford Brentford 46 18 10 18 75 65 23 11 5 7 42 25 23 7 5 11 33 40 10 64
    11 Preston North End Preston North End 46 16 14 16 64 63 23 11 6 6 40 26 23 5 8 10 24 37 1 62
    12 Cardiff Cardiff 46 17 11 18 60 61 23 11 4 8 31 26 23 6 7 10 29 35 -1 62
    13 Aston Villa Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 47 48 23 12 8 3 33 20 23 4 6 13 14 28 -1 62
    14 Barnsley Barnsley 46 15 13 18 64 67 23 6 11 6 32 33 23 9 2 12 32 34 -3 58
    15 Wolves Wolves 46 16 10 20 54 58 23 8 4 11 25 30 23 8 6 9 29 28 -4 58
    16 Ipswich Town Ipswich Town 46 13 16 17 48 58 23 8 10 5 30 24 23 5 6 12 18 34 -10 55
    17 Bristol City Bristol City 46 15 9 22 60 66 23 11 4 8 33 26 23 4 5 14 27 40 -6 54
    18 QPR QPR 46 15 8 23 52 66 23 9 4 10 30 32 23 6 4 13 22 34 -14 53
    19 Birmingham Birmingham 46 13 14 19 45 64 23 8 5 10 25 31 23 5 9 9 20 33 -19 53
    20 Burton Albion Burton Albion 46 13 13 20 49 63 23 9 4 10 28 30 23 4 9 10 21 33 -14 52
    21 Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest 46 14 9 23 62 72 23 12 4 7 42 30 23 2 5 16 20 42 -10 51
    22 Blackburn Blackburn 46 12 15 19 53 65 23 8 8 7 29 30 23 4 7 12 24 35 -12 51
    23 Wigan Wigan 46 10 12 24 40 57 23 5 8 10 19 26 23 5 4 14 21 31 -17 42
    24 Rotherham Rotherham 46 5 8 33 40 98 23 5 6 12 23 34 23 0 2 21 17 64 -58 23