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Championship Betting Tips from our Experts

2023/24 Championship

Championship predictions 2023-24

The English Football Championship, more commonly known simply as the Championship, is the second highest division in English football. It is comprised of 24 clubs, all just one step away from making it into the Premier League. It is considered to be the richest non-top-flight football league in the world but revenues are still dwarfed by the Premier League. The top two teams in the league at the end of the season are automatically promoted, while third to sixth face each other in the play-offs with the Wembley winners securing the final promotion spot. That play-off final is often referred to as the richest match in the world due to the windfall that the Premier League provides to the promoted clubs.

It's a long, arduous season with 46 games played and possibly another three in the play-offs, two of which could go into extra-time. The three bottom teams end up being relegated to League One. The pride of the league combined with the financial incentive of promotion makes this league a bettor's delight. Between the quality of the football, the atmosphere in the stands and the passion of the players - what more could you ask for! Throughout the season, our team of betting experts will analyze the forthcoming fixtures and give their well-researched opinions on who are going to be the winners and the losers.

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Below we've compiled some of the most important statistics that should aid you in your betting predictions. Note that the below figures are taken from the current 2023/24 Championship season:

  1. An average of 2.71 goals are scored in each match played in the Championship this season.
  2. If you like betting on the under/over 2.5 goals market, 53% of games this season have over 2.5 goals scored in them.
  3. 87% of Championship games this season have under 2.5 goals scored in the first half.
  4. 44% of games this season are won by the home team, 23% are drawn and 33% of matches end in an away win.
  5. The most common half-time scoreline this season is 0-0. That came up in 30% of matches, 12.3% higher than the next highest score which is 1-0 to the home side.
  6. The average number of goals scored by the home team this season is 1.48 and 1.23 for the away side.
  7. 54% of goals this season are scored in the second half.
  8. The most common final score this season is 1-1, coming up in 11% of matches.
  9. Both teams score in 54% of games.
  10. 23% of goals scored this season come after the 75th minute.

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Championship betting advice tips

Three teams are separated by a single point at the top of the Championship heading into Easter weekend. Leeds and Leicester have 82 while Ipswich are sat on 81 as the race for promotion to the Premier League draws close to the end. Leicester are still the favourites courtesy of their game in hand over the other two teams. Southampton have played two games fewer than Leeds and Ipswich but they are eight points behind the 'Tractor Boys' so it would take an exceptional run to the end of the season for the 'Saints' to get involved.

Ultimately, we're going to stick with our original prediction of Leicester City winning the Championship as we still believe it presents some value at the current price. The 2015/16 Premier League champions are simply the most complete team in the league with the likes of Dewsbury-Hall, Mavididi, Ricardo Peireira, Issahaku and, of course, club legend Jamie Vardy in their ranks. Our prediction: Leicester City to be crowned champions! 

2022/23 Season Recap

Winner:    Burnley won the title last season and the other automatic promotion spot went to Sheffield United.  

Play-offs:    Luton Town won the play-offs, beating Coventry City in the final, The two semi-finalists were Middlesbrough and Sunderland.

Relegated:    Reading, Blackpool and Wigan Athletic went down. Reading would have survived but for being deducted six points.

Promoted to the Championship:   Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday (play-off winners) won promotion to the Championship from League One.

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Latest Odds

  • Leicester City - 1.62
  • Leeds United - 2.88
  • Ipswich Town - 11.00
  • Southampton- 21.00
  • West Bromwich Albion - 1001.00
  • Norwich City - 2501.00
  • Hull City - 4001.00
  • Coventry- 4501.00
  • Preston North End - 4501.00

Odds taken from Bet365

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