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Championship 2016/17: Round 20

DATEHOme1D2away
09/12BRIGHTON1LEEDS
10/12ASTON VILLA1WIGAN
10/12BARNSLEY2NORWICH
10/12BRENTFORD2BURTON
10/12HUDDERSFIELD1BRISTOL CITY
10/12IPSWICH1CARDIFF
10/12NEWCASTLE UNITED1BIRMINGHAM 
10/12READINGDSHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
10/12ROTHERHAM1QPR
10/12WOLVES2FULHAM
10/12PRESTON1BLACKBURN

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 19 13 1 5 37 16 9 6 0 3 19 11 10 7 1 2 18 5 21 40
2 Brighton Brighton 19 11 6 2 28 11 10 7 2 1 20 6 9 4 4 1 8 5 17 39
3 Reading Reading 19 10 4 5 25 24 10 6 3 1 15 7 9 4 1 4 10 17 1 34
4 Leeds Leeds 19 10 2 7 23 20 10 5 2 3 12 9 9 5 0 4 11 11 3 32
5 Birmingham Birmingham 19 8 7 4 24 22 10 5 3 2 15 12 9 3 4 2 9 10 2 31
6 Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Wednesday 19 9 4 6 22 21 9 6 0 3 13 11 10 3 4 3 9 10 1 31
7 Norwich Norwich 19 9 3 7 34 30 9 6 1 2 19 9 10 3 2 5 15 21 4 30
8 Huddersfield Town Huddersfield Town 19 9 3 7 21 24 9 6 1 2 12 8 10 3 2 5 9 16 -3 30
9 Derby County Derby County 19 8 5 6 17 13 10 4 3 3 8 5 9 4 2 3 9 8 4 29
10 Fulham Fulham 19 7 7 5 30 21 10 3 4 3 18 13 9 4 3 2 12 8 9 28
11 Bristol City Bristol City 19 8 3 8 26 22 9 6 1 2 12 7 10 2 2 6 14 15 4 27
12 Barnsley Barnsley 19 7 4 8 32 29 10 3 3 4 17 18 9 4 1 4 15 11 3 25
13 Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest 19 7 4 8 34 33 9 5 2 2 20 15 10 2 2 6 14 18 1 25
14 Preston North End Preston North End 19 7 4 8 24 23 10 4 2 4 13 9 9 3 2 4 11 14 1 25
15 Aston Villa Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 21 20 9 4 5 0 15 8 10 1 5 4 6 12 1 25
16 Ipswich Town Ipswich Town 19 6 6 7 17 19 10 4 4 2 13 8 9 2 2 5 4 11 -2 24
17 QPR QPR 19 6 5 8 20 28 10 3 3 4 10 16 9 3 2 4 10 12 -8 23
18 Brentford Brentford 19 6 4 9 24 26 9 4 2 3 14 8 10 2 2 6 10 18 -2 22
19 Burton Albion Burton Albion 19 5 7 7 21 25 9 5 2 2 12 6 10 0 5 5 9 19 -4 22
20 Wolves Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 24 9 2 2 5 9 14 10 3 4 3 12 10 -3 21
21 Blackburn Blackburn 19 5 5 9 21 28 10 3 4 3 14 15 9 2 1 6 7 13 -7 20
22 Cardiff Cardiff 19 5 4 10 18 30 10 3 2 5 8 13 9 2 2 5 10 17 -12 19
23 Wigan Wigan 19 4 6 9 16 21 9 2 3 4 6 8 10 2 3 5 10 13 -5 18
24 Rotherham Rotherham 19 1 4 14 19 45 9 1 3 5 10 15 10 0 1 9 9 30 -26 7