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English Championship Betting
The Championship is one of the most competitive leagues in the world of football with big names at both the top and bottom of the table. Norwich City won last year's competition with a whopping 97 points. However, this year the likes of Bournemouth, West Brom and Fulham are all vying for the Championship title this season. Who will be victorious? Check out our betting odds and see who the favourites are today.
Outright Championship Betting Markets
Outright Winner - This bet covers who will win the Championship this season.
Top Goalscorer - This bet covers who will be the top goalscorer in the division. Does not include cup games etc;
Relegation Markets - This bet covers if a team will be included in the three relegated teams at the end of the season.
General Team Markets - These bets are based on finishing positions for individual teams.
Best Promoted/Relegated - This bet covers the three teams that got promoted from League one and the three teams that got relegated from the Premier League.
Region-Based Bets - These bets will cover who the best team will be in each region, such as Lancashire, Midlands etc;.
Next manager to leave - This bet covers managers who are likely to leave their clubs in the near future.
Championship Betting 2022
If you're looking to place a bet on the Championship, you can do exactly that at Bet UK. However, the Championship is notorious for being one of the most difficult leagues to predict in the world from game to game, at the start of the 2021/2022 season, many would have predicted Fulham and Bournemouth's promotion. However, very few would have predicted Luton Town being in the play-off picture, Derby County coming close to avoiding relegation despite a 21 point deduction or even Nottingham Forest finishing third after picking up just one point from their first seven games. This is what makes the Championship one of the best leagues in the world, the unpredictability of the league has seen Bournemouth, Huddersfield and Brentford reach the Premier League when 10 years prior to their success, they were closer to the National League than the Premier League.
On the relegation side, things are a little more predictable with many pre-season favourites failing to avoid relegation. However, we do often see a surprise relegation. One that immediately springs to mind is Sunderland who were relegated to League 1 in 2016/17 despite being 3rd in the online betting markets for promotion at the start of the season.
|Season||Champions||Runners Up||Play-Off Winner|
|2021/22||Fulham (90 pts)||Bournemouth (88 pts)||TBD|
|2020/21||Norwich (97 pts)||Watford (94 pts)||Brentford (3rd - 87 pts)|
|2019/20||Leeds (93 pts)||West Brom (83 pts)||Fulham (4th - 81 pts)|
|2018/19||Norwich (94 pts)||Sheffield United (89 pts)||Aston Villa (5th - 76 pts)|
|2017/18||Wolves (99 pts)||Cardiff (90 pts)||Fulham (3rd - 88 pts)|
|2016/17||Newcastle United (94 pts)||Brighton (93 pts)||Huddersfield (5th - 81 pts)|
|2015/16||Burnley (93 pts)||Middlesbrough (89 pts)||Hull (4th - 83 pts)|
|2014/15||Bournemouth (90 pts)||Watford (89 pts)||Norwich (3rd - 84 pts)|
|2013/14||Leicester (103 pts)||Burnley (93 pts)||QPR (4th - 80 pts)|
|2012/13||Cardiff (87 pts)||Hull (79 pts)||Crystal Palace (5th - 72 pts)|
|2011/12||Reading (89 pts)||Southampton (88 pts)||West Ham (3rd - 86 pts)|
During this period, only one side have won the Championship on multiple occasions and that is Norwich City who won the Championship in 2018/19 and 2020/21, those campaigns were separated by a dismal performance in the Premier League. 12 of the 20 teams in the Premier League have been promoted from the Championship in the last ten years. Leicester are the only side who have gone on to win the Premier League but are joined by West Ham and Southampton as teams who have come up from the Championship and have been entered into a European Competition such as the Europa League.
Bet on English Football Leagues
If you're looking to place an accumulator bet across the English football pyramid, you may want to check out some of the designated hub pages for our other English football markets.