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EFL Championship Predictions and Betting Tips

EFL Championship is one of the most competitive football leagues in Europe, where winners and promoted teams get a chance to measure themselves in the Premier League and receive upwards of 100 million euros in cash. The stakes have never been higher and there is plenty of action to choose from. Check out our:

  • User generated tips from expert tipsters in our community
  • All the relevant information about the EFL Championship schedule, league table, etc.
  • Links to every single English Championship event page where tips for that match are posted.

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Championship Predictions and Match Previews

The second tier of English football is not just the most popular secondary league in the world. It even tops some main European leagues in terms of attendance and quality. This season will be very interesting for any football fan because we have great teams that will compete for a spot in the Premier League including Cardiff City, West Brom, Stoke City, Norwich City, and many more.

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On bettingexpert, you can expect the best tips for every British league including Championship predictions. Our best tips come from professional tipsters which you can follow and check their progress. Teams that were relegated from the PL are favourites this season, but every team will have a good chance if they start the season properly.

Championship Favourites and Betting Odds

It seems like the Championship will be more interesting than PL considering how dominant Manchester City is in the last couple of years. We have 6 new teams joining the league including Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town, Sheffield Wednesday, Leicester City, Leeds United, and Southampton.

The mentioned teams are already favourites but there are always unexpected things happening like Luton Town being promoted. Leicester is a clear favourite but they changed a lot of the players for the upcoming season so it will be interesting to see how they will start the season. This can be said for most of the teams that were promoted or relegated.

Winner Odds bet365 Betfred Coral BoyleSports Paddy Power
Leicester 11/2 6 11/2 5 6
Leeds 15/2 13/2 13/2 13/2 7
Southampton 8 7 8 8 8
Middlesbrough 10 10 11 8 10
Watford 14 16 16 14 14
Norwich 14 14 14 14 14

*Odds are subject to change by the start of the Championship season. You can find odds for all teams on any of the bookmaker links.

Championship Statistics and Analysis

Your Championship predictions should be based on some statistics that will increase your chances of making a correct decision. Most people will be informed about the top teams, but knowing the players and play styles of all teams from the league is a huge plus for every tipster.

Goal Stats

League statistics are actually the best betting advice that you can get depending on the situation. When it comes to goals, Championship teams scored more than 1 goal per match in 70% of the cases. The tip that a lot of players bet on is over 2.5 goals which occurred in 44% of the matches during the last season.

These numbers are quite similar each season because the play style doesn’t change each year. For over 3.5 goals, only 22% of the matches reached 4 or more goals. On average per match, we had 2.43 goals in 2022/23. So, making over 2.5 goals Championship predictions for all matches will never be a positive thing to do. But, it’s much different when you look at individual clubs.

There are teams that on average score and conceive more goals like Queens Park Rangers which are at 50% for over 2.5 goals. Compared to Queens Park Rangers, Swansea City are among the top teams that have over 2.5 goals per match standing at 57%. Swansea City are a regular team in the league, so you can expect them to have a similar outcome like in last season.

Home and Away Stats

Home advantage has proven once again to be valid, in this case, there were 41% of victories on the home side, while only 32% were away wins. The draws are at 27% which is why most bookmakers will have a bigger odd on those picks. For the Championship predictions you should know that except for teams that were promoted like Luton Town, Sheffield United, and Norwich City, teams like Stoke City play much better away.

Unlike Stoke City, Bristol City and Swansea City are quite average when it comes to home and away wins during the regular season. This is normal for English football where the competition is at a quite high level. Bristol City would maybe perform better if their home was Wembley Stadium. Luton Town is another team that performed better as an away team and the reason for that is their great defence that was ranked 3rd in the whole league.

Championship H2H

Something you might find interesting is that most of the matches finish with 0 to 2 goals and the correct score is mostly 1:1, 1:0, or 0:0. It’s similar to the Premier League and betting tips from our expert tipsters. They rarely post betting tips for the correct score but betting on the number of goals is also standard.

When you look at the standings from the regular season, when you compare teams like West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City, you will notice that they are quite similar when it comes to the number of draw matches in the regular season. This is where value can be found when doing Championship predictions.

Championship Competition Format

The English Championship League consists of 24 teams. As each team plays two matches against every other team in the competition, there are 46 games in total. The position of teams depends on the number of points gained. The next factor according to which teams are ranked is goal difference, followed by the number of goals scored all the way to the h2h record between teams in the season.

As far as the promotion rules are concerned, the two highest ranking teams in the season are directly promoted to the PL, whereas the teams ranked from third to sixth join the playoffs. The team that wins the playoffs also gets promoted to the PL. On the other hand, the three teams that rank lowest are the ones that are relegated to League One.

When it comes to international competitions, the English Sky Bet Championship teams will have a chance to join the Europa League and Europa Conference League. In case a team from the English Championship wins the FA Cup, it will qualify for the Europa League group stage. Additionally, a club that wins the trophy in the EFL Cup secures a spot in the Europa Conference League.

Championship Past Winners

This league was established back in 1892 under the name of Football League Second Division. Later, in 1992, the English Sky Bet Championship we know today became known as the First Division. Finally, this competition got its current name in 2004.

At the moment, the champion status of the Sky Bet Championship is held by Fulham. Speaking of the 2022/23 season, the Championship betting tips favourite is the team that has won five trophies in this competition by now, Norwich.

Season  Champions
2022-23 Burnley
2021-22 Fulham
2020-21 Norwich City
2019-20 Leeds United
2018-19 Norwich City
2017-18 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Taking the number of titles into consideration, the two teams that are now regular Premier League competitors, Leicester City and Manchester City, are the ones having the most English Championship titles. Namely, both teams have won this competition seven times.

Rank  Club Winners
1. Leicester City, Manchester City 7
2.  Norwich City, Sheffield Wednesday, Sunderland 5
3.  Birmingham City, Derby County, Leeds United, Liverpool, Middlesbrough

Newcastle United, Wolverhampton Wanderers

4.  Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Fulham, Ipswich Town, Nottingham Forest, Notts County

Preston North End, West Bromwich Albion

5.  Aston Villa, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Grimsby Town, Manchester United

Queens Park Rangers, Reading, Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Luton Town


Championship Player of the Year

Sometimes, it is the individual players that leave a permanent mark and become unforgettable. Our Championship betting tips provide lists of players scoring the highest number of goals as well as the ones who performed best in a particular season.

Season  Best Player of the Year Club
2022-23 Chuba Akpom Middlesbrough
2021-22 Aleksandar Mitrović Fulham
2020-21 Emiliano Buendía Norwich City
2019-20 Ollie Watkins Brentford
2018-19 Teemu Pukki Norwich City
2017-18 Ryan Sessegnon Fulham

Championship Top Goalscorer

Season  Top Goalscorer Club Goals
2022-23 Chuba Akpom Middlesbrough 28
2021-22 Aleksandar Mitrović Fulham 43
2020-21 Ivan Toney Brentford 33
2019-20 Aleksandar Mitrović, Ollie Watkins Fulham, Brentford 26
2018-19 Teemu Pukki Norwich 29
2017-18 Matej Vydra Derby 21

Past EFL Championship Promoted Teams

Teams that were promoted to the Premier League last season are Norwich City (winner), Watford (runner-up), and Brentford (playoff winner). The EFL Championship odds for this year seem rather tight. But there is always a surprise team that could sneak up from behind and gain promotion as was the case with Brentford last season.

Check out our EFL Championship table for past promoted teams.

Season  Winner Runner Up Playoff Winner
2022/23 Burnley Sheffield United Luton Town
2021/22 Fulham Bournemouth Nottingham Forrest
2020/21 Norwich City Watford Brentford
2019/20 Leeds United West Bromwich Albion Fulham
2018/19 Norwich City Sheff Utd Aston Villa

EFL Championship Predictions for Today

Even though it lacks the quality and the star power that top leagues in the world have, the Championship is a worthy younger brother. No matter the team that manages to go through the ruling gauntlet of EFL Championship matches, you will have no doubts about them making it to the top flight.

Unfortunately, some of them make it back down again, making the Championship so competitive year in and year out. The tipsters at bettingexpert are here for you and are ready to provide prime Championship predictions all season long. Whenever you are in doubt about a certain matchup, you can find a valuable piece of advice on our pages and fresh football predictions.

Find the Best EFL Championship Predictions

To find the most appropriate Championship predictions, take a look at the very top of this page. You will be able to see the top three matchups of the week along with all the tips that our tipsters have included. But if you are looking for a different game, you can always open the EFL Championship predictions page and view all the matchups.

As you click on an individual game, you will see all the offered tips. But besides that, you can also view other important pieces of information like the match start time, featured teams, match summary and analysis, and the current EFL Championship odds. Common betting markets for the tips are correct scores, both teams to score, home win, top scorer, bets of the day, etc.

You can also view the profile of every tipster and determine based on their raging, past predictions, yield, profit, and win rate how good they are. That way, you determine if you want to follow their advice or not.

EFL Championship Expert Predictions

Posting some good Championship tips does not merely mean looking at the ranking of the EFL Championship table and picking a favourite. There is a lot more to consider here, and only the most thorough researchers and the most knowledgeable players can come out with favourable results.

To become a prolific tipster, one first needs to possess a love for the sport. This one somehow goes hand in hand with knowing the history of it as well. Being familiar with past results is also valuable in making future predictions. Finally, you need to have a knack for it. Not every person is primed and capable of making top Championship predictions. You have to be equally talented as well as resilient which our football academy might help you with.

But talent is not going to get you far. Hard work, or in this case hard research, is what is needed. A combination of the two will enable you to know where and what to look for. After a while, you will develop a nose for spotting good Championship betting odds that represent value, which is what all prime bettors are looking for.

How to Choose the Best Bookmaker for EFL Championship Betting?

Finding the best Championship tips also requires you to know where to look. In this case, we mean which tipster’s profile to look at.

Since a lot of tips are posted during the day, and there are many different ones, it is normal for a newcomer to become confused about which tipster’s advice to take. But this platform has introduced a rating system just for the purpose of allowing you to pick the most suitable choice. You don’t have to spend a lot of time researching; you can easily look at a person’s profile and determine how good they actually are.

Look at their current record, their yield, win rate, predictions odds and profit. Remember, you are not choosing based on their personality; you are determining if they are the person who holds the best possible advice. You will also need to look at their recent form. As footballers, tipsters can have on and off periods. Be sure to check which tipster has great Championship predictions and which one of them is on a string of positive results.

After taking all the information into account, it is still up to you whether you want to listen to them or not. You can always check with a few of them and see which one has the best Championship predictions. At the same time, you can search for different markets, like individual matchups or the Championship promotion battle games.

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