The English Championship (formerly known as 2nd Division) is one of the most competitive football leagues in Europe, with clubs competing each season for the prize of promotion to England's first tier, the Premier League.
Each season the clubs finishing 1st and 2nd achieve automatic promotion while clubs finishing 3rd to 6th enter a playoff series with the winner earning the right to play in one of the world's richest sporting leagues the following season.
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The Championship is one of the most popular leagues across the globe, both in terms of match attendances and worldwide viewers. In fact, it is the second most watched 'second' division after Germany's Bundesliga 2, showing there is huge interest in England's second tier.
Some of England's most famous clubs have competed in this division in recent years, including European Cup winners Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa. Manchester City and Leicester City, two recent winners of the Premier League, hold the record for most second tier titles, with seven each.
Wolves are the current Championship winners, holding off Cardiff to seal the title in the 2017/2018 campaign.
Previous Championship Winners
Last 10 Championship Winners
|2017/18||Wolves||Matej Vydra (21)|
|2016/17||Newcastle United||Chris Wood (29)|
|2015/16||Burnley||Andre Gray (25)|
|2014/15||AFC Bournemouth||Daryl Murphy (27)|
|2013/14||Leicester City||Ross McCormack (28)|
|2012/13||Cardiff City||Glenn Murray (30)|
|2011/12||Reading||Rickie Lambert (27)|
|2010/11||Queens Park Rangers||Danny Graham (24)|
|2009/10||Newcastle United||Peter Whittingham/Nicky Maynard (20)|
|2008/09||Wolves||Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (25)|
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Last season's English Championship was unpredictable down to the final day, but despite that there was plenty of profit and knowledge impressively shared by the English Championship football tipsters. Thousands of tips were written by our committed community and as you can see in the top 5 table from last season, there's an abundance of knowledge right at your fingertips.
If you want to start writing English Championship football tips this season our advice is check out last season's top tipsters and see how they predicted each match, some more tactically than others. It might also be worth checking out if any of them have formulated a football betting strategy that you too can implement in the 2017/18 season.
The Championship offers punters plenty of opportunity to find betting value right through the football season. The number of Championship betting tips that are posted by our community every weekend of the season reflects this passion for English football no matter what the division is. You are certain to find some of the best Championship tipsters in the world at bettingexpert.
Last season saw our members make impressive profits on their Championship tips. Our tipsters posted thousands of Championship predictions and as you can see in the top tipsters table from last season, there's an abundance of knowledge available for you to take advantage of.
Our bettingexpert community is the fastest growing you'll find anywhere on the World Wide Web. For every Championship fixture, you'll find plenty of tips and predictions to help you improve your betting strategies. Follow the best of our tipsters and you could help yourself make consistent profits.
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Championship Betting Tips on Favourites 18/19
|League||Club||Titles||Championship Betting Tips|
|Championship||Aston Villa||2||See all Championship Tips here|
|Championship||Middlesbrough||4||See all Championship Tips here|
|Championship||Preston North End||3||See all Championship Tips here|
|Championship||Norwich City||3||See all Championship Tips here|
|Championship||Sheffield Wednesday||5||See all Championship Tips here|
|Championship||Derby County||4||See all Championship Tips here|
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How to Bet on the English Championship
If you're on the look out for great betting options then the English Championship could be the place for you. You'll find an enormous range of betting options for English Championship betting from the beginning of the season in August right through to the play-off final in May.
Most bookmakers will not offer the same breadth of betting options for The Championship as you will find for the major leagues of Europe. But there are still plenty of options available for those of us who enjoy betting on The Championship. You will still find 3-way betting, handicaps, goal totals and many other popular bet types available for betting on The Championship at all respected bookmakers.
Bookmakers not only offer traditional forms of betting such as head to head, goal totals, halftime-fulltime and handicaps, but also an incredible range of exotic betting options such as first goal scorer, time of first goal and correct score just to name a few.
Championship Football Tips - 1X2
The most standard ‘bet’ amongst the bettingexpert community for Championship football tips is the 1X2. The 1 stands for a home win, X for a draw and 2 for an away win. 1X2 can also be played up to half-time if you wish. The majority of Championship football tipsters use the 1X2.
Championship Football Tips - Asian Handicap Betting
This may seem like a bit of more a daunting tip type for beginners, but you will probably see that today, most bookmakers offer the Asian Handicap bet on Championship football. Here at bettingexpert you will also find a lot of Championship football tips using the Asian Handicap.
Championship Football Tips - Over / Under Betting
Do you like to bet on goals scored in a English Championship match? Then the over / under game will be interesting. The game on the over / under similar little Asian Handicap, where there are two options. Most often, the line for a game set at 2.5 goals. Then it is for the player to bet either over or under. So if there will be 3 goals or more you’ll win (if you went for ‘over’) and if there are 2 goals scored or fewer, you’d lose. Over / under games are also on yellow cards, number of corners, etc. So there’s certainly opportunity for more profit here, but with profit comes additional risk.
Football Championship Betting Stats
Over the past 5 English football Championship seasons:
- Home clubs have won 44% of matches played, with away clubs winning an equal of 28% with drawn contests.
- Matches ended over 2.5 goals 48% of the time with matches ending over 3.5 goals in 27% of matches played.
- Home clubs scored first in 52% of matches while the away club scored the opening goal in 40% of matches, leaving 8% of matches as scoreless draws.
- Both clubs scored in 53% of matches, while home clubs went scoreless in 22% of matches with away clubs unable to get on the scoreboard 32% of the time.
- When home clubs scored first they went on to win the match 72% of the time, while when away clubs scored first they won the match 59% of the time.