Championship Football Betting

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Despite being the English second division, the Championship is one of the largest and most-watched football leagues in the world. One of the appeals of the Championship is it’s a very competitive league which makes it very interesting. On any given day, any team could beat any other team. The competitiveness and the sheer number of games being played make it a very unpredictable league where form counts for nothing.

With another excellent season in store for us with many of the established teams like Derby, West Brom and Middlesbrough, looking to make the promised land of the Premier League. Huddersfield, Fulham and Cardiff City have all come down from the Premier League and are ready to contest promotion, while Marco Bielsa’s Leeds who were strong favourites last year are once again one of the favourites to make a long-awaited return since they got relegated back in 2004.

This year all the teams mentioned above stand a great chance of promotion with luck as well as form being needed to finish in the top two places and gain automatic promotion.

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Championship Betting Promotions, Offers & Free Bets

Online Championship betting promotions may not be as regular as the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League or any other sport, but when they arrive they are typically worth the wait.

The offers will mainly come in the form of enhanced odds or money back specials. Sometimes some outright offers will come up, like top scorer, who will be promoted, relegated, and go up through the playoffs, etc., there will be no shortage of promotions throughout the season.

How to Claim Your Championship Betting Promotion

All the latest offers will appear on Card Geisha over the next ten months or so. Offers come in various shapes and sizes, such as Enhanced Odds, which come from the largest bookmakers in the country, on certain matches every weekend, and money-back specials.

All winnings are paid in free bets, and most of them are new customers only, with caps on the amount that can be set for betting. In many ways, the football betting offers for the Championship are very similar to other forms of betting promotions.

As an existing customer, free betting offers and markets for the Championship are not as frequent as the Premier League and Champions League, but they will appear from time to time.

Best Championship Betting Markets

Because it is one of the most-watched and attended leagues, there are some great markets worth betting on in the Championship.

Throughout the course of the season, we will be giving you some great tips for the leading markets. They will be the Championship winner, promotion, relegation, and the winner of the playoffs. Don’t miss these great chances to win big on the second division of English football with us.

Betting on the winner of the Championship

Betting on the winner of the Championship is, of course, the most common outright market when it comes to the second division of England. Norwich finished the season as Champions in 2018/19 despite Leeds leading the table for most of the season. The unpredictability of the Championship is what makes it hard to pick an outright winner.

Next season, the likes of Huddersfield, Fulham and Cardiff will seek to bounce back after relegation, while the likes of West Brom, Leeds, Derby, Middlesbrough and Stoke will also contribute to an extremely competitive push for outright victory in the Championship.

Leeds are the current favourites to win at 9/2 championship with William Hill, with Fulham and Cardiff being the favourite with bookmakers to push the West Yorkshire club.

Below you’ll find the latest 2019/20 Championship outright betting odds:

  • Leeds United –9/2
  • Fulham 8/1
  • Cardiff City–10/1
  • West Brom–10/1
  • Stoke–12/1
  • Middlesbrough–14/1


There are three spots up for grabs in the Championship promotion stakes, with the top two automatically going up and the third through the playoff.

Last season, with Sheffield United joining the champions Norwich in the automatic locations, Aston Villa succeeded in the playoffs.

The promotional fight is always extremely competitive, with those already listed above among the favourite with the bookies.

Paddy Power is offering the following odds for those that are widely tipped to get promoted.

  • Leeds United –2/1
  • Fulham –9/4
  • Cardiff City –3/1
  • West Bromwich Albion –3/1
  • Middlesbrough –7/2
  • Stoke City –7/2
  • Brentford –9/2
  • Derby County–5/1
  • Huddersfield Town –5/1
  • Swansea City –6/1


The word that every football fan dreads and last year saw Ipswich, Bolton and Rotherham relegated after a troublesome season, especially for the Trotters. Millwall’s and Reading narrowly prevented the drop so they are obviously among the favourites facing the drop alongside Barnsley, Luton and Charlton, who all came from League One.

Championship relegation is always hard to call. At the moment, Betway has Barnsley as favourites to get relegated, with the rest of the teams in the mix looking as follows:

  • Barnsley –9/4
  • Charlton Athletic–5/2
  • Queens Park Rangers–11/4
  • Millwall –3/1
  • Reading –3/1
  • Wigan Athletic –7/2
  • Luton Town –4/1
  • Hull City –9/2
  • Blackburn Rovers –5/1

Championship Top Goalscorer

Norwich was on fire last season with Teemu Pukki finding the back of the net 29 times throughout the season to secure the top scorer of the league. Brentford’s Neal Maupay will be among the favourites for the 2019/20 Championship Top Scorer as he was near the top of the scoring charts with 25 goals last term, finishing in second place.

Fulham will also have a number of players in the mix, should they manage to hold on to them, while Dwight Gayle, Jay Rodriguez and Oliver McBurnie’s all looking like contenders.

Playoff Winner

The playoff winner market will gradually take shape in the coming months, with those who do not make it into the automatic places facing no option but to try and secure their place via the playoff final at Wembley.

Last year, Aston Villa were the team to go up via the playoffs, beating Derby in the final. Derby will look forward to going one step further this season despite losing their manager Frank Lampard to Chelsea, although it’s going to be hard to compete with the teams that came down from the Premier League.

As the season continues and the playoffs market becomes a bit clearer we will give you the recent playoff odds of the Championship right here.

Championship Betting Odds and Bets

Many see Fulham as the favourites for promotion after their Premier League relegation. Last summer they spent big and if they maintain a large amount of those players, or wisely spend from the Premier League money they earned, they have a wonderful opportunity to bounce back at the first time of asking.

After a season of many highs and lows, Cardiff and Huddersfield will also be hotly tipped. With Neil Warnock in charge, he firmly understands how to gain Championship promotion and looks to be one of the safest promotional bets in 2019/20.

There will be surprises too, of course. Derby were the ones that cause an upset last season and will look to try and secure top-flight status for the first time in over a decade.

Leeds ‘ progress will be exciting over the season ahead. Marco Bielsa has decided to remain for another season at the club, which will please the Leeds fans. The second half of the season, however, was a far cry to the first and if that form continues, they might be one of the greatest casualties and find themselves fighting for a playoff place instead of automatic promotions.

Of course, get it right and we could be in for another scintillating football season.