CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING TIPS AND PREDICTIONS


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 38 24 6 8 70 32 18 11 2 5 38 20 20 13 4 3 32 12 38 78
2 Brighton Brighton 38 23 8 7 63 33 19 14 3 2 40 11 19 9 5 5 23 22 30 77
3 Huddersfield Town Huddersfield Town 37 22 5 10 47 43 18 13 2 3 27 16 19 9 3 7 20 27 4 71
4 Leeds Leeds 38 21 6 11 52 36 20 13 3 4 26 12 18 8 3 7 26 24 16 69
5 Reading Reading 38 20 7 11 51 49 19 12 5 2 28 14 19 8 2 9 23 35 2 67
6 Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Wednesday 38 18 8 12 48 39 19 12 2 5 30 18 19 6 6 7 18 21 9 62
7 Fulham Fulham 38 16 13 9 66 47 20 8 7 5 38 29 18 8 6 4 28 18 19 61
8 Norwich Norwich 38 16 9 13 65 56 19 12 4 3 41 18 19 4 5 10 24 38 9 57
9 Preston North End Preston North End 38 15 12 11 53 47 19 10 4 5 32 21 19 5 8 6 21 26 6 57
10 Derby County Derby County 38 14 11 13 41 38 19 8 7 4 24 16 19 6 4 9 17 22 3 53
11 Barnsley Barnsley 38 14 9 15 55 55 19 6 7 6 29 30 19 8 2 9 26 25 0 51
12 Aston Villa Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 39 39 18 9 7 2 27 16 20 4 5 11 12 23 0 51
13 Cardiff Cardiff 38 14 9 15 53 54 20 9 4 7 28 23 18 5 5 8 25 31 -1 51
14 Brentford Brentford 38 14 8 16 60 57 18 7 5 6 30 21 20 7 3 10 30 36 3 50
15 QPR QPR 38 14 8 16 46 51 20 8 4 8 26 28 18 6 4 8 20 23 -5 50
16 Wolves Wolves 37 12 9 16 46 48 17 5 3 9 20 26 20 7 6 7 26 22 -2 45
17 Ipswich Town Ipswich Town 38 10 15 13 38 47 19 6 9 4 23 21 19 4 6 9 15 26 -9 45
18 Birmingham Birmingham 38 11 12 15 38 54 20 7 5 8 22 27 18 4 7 7 16 27 -16 45
19 Bristol City Bristol City 38 11 8 19 50 53 19 8 4 7 25 21 19 3 4 12 25 32 -3 41
20 Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest 38 11 8 19 53 64 19 9 4 6 34 27 19 2 4 13 19 37 -11 41
21 Burton Albion Burton Albion 38 10 11 17 39 53 19 8 3 8 22 22 19 2 8 9 17 31 -14 41
22 Blackburn Blackburn 38 9 13 16 46 57 20 7 7 6 27 27 18 2 6 10 19 30 -11 40
23 Wigan Wigan 38 8 10 20 31 44 19 3 6 10 12 21 19 5 4 10 19 23 -13 34
24 Rotherham Rotherham 38 4 5 29 33 87 18 4 4 10 20 29 20 0 1 19 13 58 -54 17