888sport is the place to be for the latest Championship betting news, odds and tips ahead of the 2019/20 season. With the chance to bet via a mobile device, laptop or tablet, it is easier than ever to place a wager on our English Championship betting markets.
With regular Championship updates throughout the season, punters can keep up-to-date with the latest news, tips and betting markets relating to England’s second tier. At the time of writing, 888sport currently offer a range of Championship betting markets:
888sport is the place to be for bettors who enjoy specific match betting or longer-term bets over the course of the English Championship campaign.
Established in 2004, the Championship is the second tier of English football. With 24 teams competing in the division every year, it is one of the most competitive leagues in world football and the financial lure of promotion to the Premier League is the ultimate objective for every club at the beginning of the season. That will be no different in 2019/20.
Championship betting remains extremely popular with 888sport betting customers. Ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, Huddersfield Town, Fulham and Cardiff City have dropped down from the Premier League while Sheffield United, Aston Villa and champions Norwich City have secured promotion.
Meanwhile, Luton Town, Barnsley and Charlton Athletic secured promotion to the second tier from League One to replace the relegated Rotherham United, Bolton Wanderers and Ipswich Town. The Championship is wide open and all 24 teams will be quietly confident of securing promotion to the Premier League in 2019/20.
Three teams (Newcastle United, Sunderland, Wolverhampton Wanderers) have won the Championship title on more than one occasion since 2004 – a statistic that shows just how competitive England’s second tier is.
Newcastle recorded the highest points tally in Championship history in 2009/10, notching an incredible 102 points from 46 league games. In 2013/4, Leicester City equalled that feat – finishing nine points clear of closest rivals Burnley.
Only one player has topped the 30-goal mark since the Championship’s inaugural campaign. Glenn Murray, now of Brighton & Hove Albion but formerly of Crystal Palace, scored 30 goals in the 2012/13 Championship season. An impressive achievement to say the least…
Meanwhile, Reading and Derby County have reached the playoff final on two separate occasions only to miss out on promotion to the Premier League. Derby actually lost to Aston Villa in the 2018/19 Championship playoff final and Frank Lampard’s side will fancy their chances of promotion next season – 888sport are offering 16/1 for Derby to win the title.
Norwich City were crowned Championship winners for the first time and Daniel Farke’s side were value for their title success. Sheffield United finished five points behind the Canaries and Norwich were favourites for most of the second half of 2018/19. Expect the Canaries to shock a few teams in the Premier League next season.
As previously mentioned, Aston Villa were crowned playoff champions after beating Derby 2-0 at Wembley. Dean Smith’s side finished the 2018/19 Championship season in fine form and old-school fans will be hoping that Villa can stay in the Premier League for years to come. 888sport’s football betting odds show the Midlands side at 9/5 for relegation.
Ipswich were rooted to the bottom of the Championship table for most of 2018/19 and it was no surprise to see them drop into League One. Meanwhile, Bolton Wanderers and Rotherham United have had to deal with their fair share of problems and the Championship will feel strange without those teams after a consistent period in the second tier.
888sport have you covered on the English Championship for the 2019/20 season. A few of the best betting markets are:
Leeds United were in control of their own destiny but Marcelo Bielsa’s men crumbled at the business end of the season. However, the Whites will have learned a lot from 2018/19 and 888sport punters will be tempted by 5/1 for Leeds to win the Championship title next season. Write Leeds off at your peril.
Derby County are also worth consideration. Frank Lampard has been linked with a manager move to Chelsea but that is mostly speculation. The Rams have been one of the second tier’s most consistent teams in recent years and 16/1 for Derby to finish top of the table is a good price in 888sport’s Championship betting tips .
Looking at the relegation battle, Wigan Athletic may find it difficult this season. The Latics were languishing down in the second half of the table for most of 2018/19 and avoiding relegation will be difficult. Championship odds show Wigan at 5/2 to drop back down to League One and that is a tempting price for 888sport customers.