The Championship is generally regarded to be one of the most exciting leagues in the world, with each team capable of beating the other and the prize for success a place in the top tier and League One awaiting the bottom three at the end of the season.
Fortunately with Squawka, whether it’s top-half action or bottom-half drama, you won’t be missing out on a single moment of another blockbuster Championship season.
You’ll be able to follow all of our Championship betting tips during the 2020/21 campaign, and watch as a handful of teams vie for the promised land of Premier League football.
From favourites for promotion to odds-on relegation fodder, we’ll analyse all the form, fitness and final scores to bring you our best Championship predictions throughout the season.
When do you release your Championship Tips?
We aim to post our Championship tips and predictions around 48 hours before kick-off, allowing punters time to weigh up their options. Time periods and odds can change depending on fixture congestion.
For every Championship game throughout the season you will find a tip on this page ahead of the game getting underway and for some games we’ll even have specially curated Squawka Bet previews with all of the relevant Championship odds, team news, stats and of course most importantly – our betting tips and predictions.
Today’s Championship betting tips
Looking for tips on today’s Championship games? Check the top of this page to see our tips for the upcoming matches. When betting on the day of the game, there is plenty to consider and you should always check the team news and form ahead of kick-off.
Championship In-Play betting tips
With so many Championship games now broadcast live, the league provides a great opportunity for some In Play betting tips.
This particular method of wagering allows you to tailor your bets to the unfolding action, whether that’s a high-profile play-off second-leg or a tussle at the bottom of the table.
Full Time Results
The Championship is often referred to as a league where any team can beat another, and that certainly can be the case. However, this means that there is often great value to be found in the Full Time Results markets, also known as win-draw-win bets.
With many games often taking place at the same time either at 3pm on Saturday afternoon or 7.45pm on a Tuesday evening, this particular market also offers ample opportunity for a Championship accumulator. You can often find great value on this type of bet with Virgin Bet.
Both Teams to Score
Both teams to score has become a very popular bet in recent years as the bet is still alive until the final whistle. The premise is simple – you’re backing both teams to find the net during the 90 minutes. Again, with low-odds usually available, it may be worth combining a few both teams to score selections for a tasty Championship accumulator on a Saturday afternoon for example.
These are the teams most likely to see both teams score in their games according to last season’s stats:
Derby County – BTTS 61%
Luton Town – BTTS 61%
Queens Park Rangers – BTTS 61%
Birmingham City – BTTS 59%
West Bromwich Albion – BTTS 59% (now promoted to the Premier League)
These teams are least likely to see goals from both sides:
Leeds United – BTTS 37% (now promoted to the Premier League)
Wigan Athletic – BTTS 43% (now relegated to League One)
Brentford – BTTS 45%
Middlesbrough – BTTS 48%
Stoke City – BTTS 48%
To Score a Header
The depth of betting options available now even allows you to bet on the method of goals and headers are particularly popular in the Championship. This could be an ideal bet if you’re looking for a tip on a Birmingham game for example – the experienced Lukas Jutkiewicz led the way for headed goals in the 2019/2020 with nine of his 15 league goals coming from headers.
Player Total Shots
You are now even able to bet on the amount of shots a player takes in a game and this type of bet is popular with our stats-loving Squawka experts. In the Championship including Saïd Benrahma of Brentford, who racked up no more than 177 shots in the league last season – you can usually bet on the Overs/Unders markets on how many attempts at goal a player will make in a game.
Player Total Tackles
As above, this bet allows you to wager on how many tackles a certain player will make over the course of a 90 minute match, over or above the line set by the bookmaker. One man to look out for in this market is Nottingham Forest’s Samba Sow, who average 4.49 tackles per 90 minutes last season – the highest of any player to play more than 1000 minutes in the Championship.
There are several different markets available on bookings now too. You can back a certain player to receive a booking for example, or even a red card, or you can back the amount of cards shown in a match altogether.
You can even back how many cards are shown to a certain team, or a team to receive more cards than their opponents and we have all the stats to back up our selections in this market too.
A few players to consider in this market are Birmingham’s Gary Gardner, who topped the charts with 14 yellow cards last season and Huddersfield Town’s Jonathan Hogg, who was shown 12 yellow cards in 2019/2020.
There are also prices available on players to be caught offside a certain amount of times during the game – another perfect market if you have the right stats on hand as we always do. For example, Middlesbrough forward Britt Assombalonga was caught offside more times than he started games for the Boro last season, seeing the flag raised 28 times despite starting just 27 matches.
You can also bet on Under/Over markets in corners in 2020/2021 and also on the ‘Corners Match Result’ market, where you bet on one team to win more than the other during the match. One team to watch in this market are Nottingham Forest, who saw more average corners per match than any other side in the league last term.
This Weekend’s Sky Bet Championship Predictions
Looking for some bets on this weekend’s Championship action? Saturday afternoon is when the league really comes to life and we’ve got you covered with the best tips, offers and price boosts at Squawka Bet.
Looking for the best possible value odds on your Championship bet today? Look no further than our Odds Comparison tool just below!
This tool allows you to find the best possible odds on whatever bet you’re looking for – not just in the Championship, but in any available market across the world of football. You can filter the matches by day or by competition, meaning that you can find all the games taking place today – or you can find of the games taking place in the Championship or any other league across the next few days.
Click the ‘1×2’ box to bring up other markets such as Over/Under 2.5 goals and Double Chance, select the market you’re looking for and the bet you’re interested in backing and then all of the available odds will be shown, meaning you can choose one of our tips below then use the odds comparison tool to find the best available odds. Remember, these odds also update in real time too, so whenever you’re placing your bet you’re getting the best odds available on the tool.
By clicking the odds you’re hoping to back, the tool will not only take you through to the bookmaker’s site or app, where, if you’re already logged in, the selection will load into your betslip leaving you just a tap of the confirmation button away from your bet being placed. If you don’t already have an account, you can sign-up and take advantage of any new customer offers that are available. Sign-up bonuses and the best available odds on our carefully curated expert tips – what could be easier than that?
Some bookmakers such as Betfair do offer boosted prices on Championship games. We’ll bring you all the latest enhanced new customer offers, but in the Championship in particular you’re more likely to find offers for all customers, with Sky Bet in particular offering specially selected boosts ahead of most Championship fixtures.
Given the research and knowledge that backs up our Championship Tips, you can now feel confident in placing an accumulator. This is a bet that combines your selections from several different matches for even better value. You can choose different markets on different matches should you wish, but most punters decide to stick to the same markets, perhaps backing ten different teams from five games to find the net in a Championship BTTS accumulator.
Best Bookmakers for Championship
Every bookmaker offers great depth of markets on this league, although some more than others. There are several other factors to take into account when deciding upon a bookmaker to back our Championship tips with. For example, how much value do their odds provide, what is their customer service like and whether they produce any Championship betting offers.
Here are some of the best bookmakers to consider.
You can always find great value Championship odds on some of the more popular bookmakers around, but there are also often some excellent price boosts and enhancements available for even better bang for your buck.
And if none of them take your fancy, almost all bookmakers offer the chance to get your hands on a sign-up bonus, usually in the shape of some free bets which is a great way to get your Championship betting experience off to the best possible start.