CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING TIPS AND PREDICTIONS
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 3rd 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. Newcastle won the Championship and so advanced straight through to Premier League a long with Brighton and Huddersfield. Hull, Sunderland and Middlesbrough all drop down to the Championship this season, As mentioned these 3 teams are worth watching along with Reading and Aston Villa. Rotherham, Wigan and Blackburn have been relegated from the Championship.
How they have performed up until now
Aston Villa are favourites to be promoted after singing the long serving Chelsea defender John Terry. Middlesbrough are favourites from the premier league relegation zone to go back up. Fulam are next favourites who reached the playoffs last season. Norwich, wolves and Sheffield Wednesday are also looking strong to reach the golden league. Hull and Sunderland have a lot of work to do to be promoted back.
Championship sides played a total of 552 matches this season and a total of 1441 goals were scored with 2.61 goals per match 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 Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Hull. Teams between the 22nd and 24th place are relegated every season.
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