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EFL Championship Tips & Predictions

You’ll be able to follow all of our Championship betting tips during the 2023/2024 season, and watch as teams fight for the promised land of Premier League football.
EFL Championship - Gold 🥇

LeedsSouthampton

Squawka Betting Tip
Ilia Gruev over 1.5 fouls
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EFL Championship - Silver 🥈

LeedsSouthampton

Squawka Betting Tip
A. Armstrong & C. Summerville o1.5 shots, J. Piroe, W. Gnonto, G. Rutter & W. Smallbone o0.5 shots
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EFL Championship - Bronze 🥉

LeedsSouthampton

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Southampton to win, BTTS, each team 4+ corners and each team 20+ booking pts in 90 mins
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Unsurprisingly, all three of the teams relegated from the Premier League last term are favourites to bounce back up this season and all currently sit in three of the top four spots in the table.

It has only been seven years since Leicester were champions of England and, this season, they’re favourites to secure the second-tier title and after becoming the first side to win 55 points from their opening 21 games, it’s easy to see why.

Leeds are beginning to find their feet, winning six of their last nine, but a defeat to Sunderland and a draw against Coventry has slightly halted their momentum. Southampton have bounced back from four straight defeats to go unbeaten in their last 14 matches, winning nine and join the Whites on 42 points.

Middlesbrough, who were excellent under Michael Carrick at times last term, made a terrible start to the campaign with no wins from their first seven matches (D2), but six straight wins helped them bounce back up the table. Four defeats from their last six however, has seen them fall to 13th.

Who will win the Championship title?

Championship Outright Odds

Team Bet365
Leicester City 1/3
Ipswich 7/2
Leeds United 8/1
Southampton 33/1
West Brom 150/1
Sunderland 350/1
Watford 350/1

Leicester made an early statement of intent as they look to secure an immediate return to the top flight, winning 13 of their opening 14 matches and have gone from strength to strength after a small blip.

Despite losing the likes of James Maddison and Youri Tielemans, Enzo Maresca bolstered the Foxes with proven Premier League experience with the signings of Harry Winks and Conor Coady, whilst there are also plenty of players who remain, such as Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Wilfried Ndidi, and Ricardo Pereira, who are a level above the competition in the Championship.

In Daniel Farke, Leeds opted for a manager with previous experience of winning promotion from the Championship.

The Whites have managed to retain the majority of their squad and with a few additions in key areas. After Deadline Day, the forward options at Elland Road are talent-filled and deep. A front four of Joel Piroe, Wilfried Gnonto, Crysencio Summerville, and Georginio Rutter is exceptional for the level, but can see the likes of Jaidon Anthony, Daniel James, and, soon, Patrick Bamford, also be brought in.

However, Leicester’s main challengers for the title this season are newly promoted Ipswich Town. The Tractor Boys sit just three points behind the Foxes, losing just twice so far this season and winning four of their last five matches.

Norwich, Watford and West Brom – all with recent memories of the Premier League – possess quality in their squads to compete as well. While after suffering play-off heartbreak last season, Sunderland have also shown that they will be in and around the promotion places once again, currently sitting in seventh.

Who will reach the play-offs in the Championship?

Looking more closely at that aforementioned trio, Norwich will be hoping to improve on last season’s mid-table disappointment.

Boss David Wagner has won promotion from this division before during his time in charge of Huddersfield Town, and the Canaries have added experience in the shape of Shane Duffy in defence and Ashley Barnes in attack.

Valerien Ismael is the latest manager on the Watford conveyor belt. The Hornets have allowed over 20 players to leave the club already this summer, but inconsistencies off the field often hold back what is evidently a talented squad.

After replacing Steve Bruce with Carlos Corberan, West Brom enjoyed a strong finish to last season, though their surge was just too late for a play-off place.

Nevertheless, the Baggies will hope to take some momentum from that run into this season.

Who will be relegated from the Championship?

Sheffield Wednesday have endured a disappointing return to the second tier after their dramatic promotion last season. Although with three wins from their last four games, there is hope for the Owls.

Rotherham United avoided the drop last season, but currently sit rock bottom of the table after 22 games with just two wins and 13 points to their name so far this campaign.

Queens Park Rangers have something about them under Gareth Ainsworth, but quality-wise, they do look a little short in their squad, losing 54.5% of their matches so far.

Championship 2023/2024 key dates

Event Date
Fixtures Released 22/06/2023
Opening Game 04/08/2023
Winter Break None
Final Day 04/05/2024

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.

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 were the teams most likely to see both teams score in their games according to the 2022/2023 season’s stats:

  • Middlesbrough – 63%
  • Sunderland – 60%
  • Swansea City – 57%

Meanwhile, seven teams shared the lowest percentage (41%) of games in which both teams scored in the Championship last season.

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 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.

Bookings

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.

One player to consider in this market is Watford midfielder Hamza Choudhury, who picked up no fewer than 14 yellow cards last term – the joint highest amount in the league.

Corners Taken

You can also bet on Under/Over markets in corners in 2023/2024 and also on the ‘Corners Match Result’ market, where you bet on one team to win more than the other during the match.

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. Just scroll to the top of this page to find our latest betting tips on the English second tier.

Championship Price boosts

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.

Championship Accumulators

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 a great depth of markets in 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.

Which other competitions do you offer tips for?

You will never struggle for tips with our extensive range of betting knowledge here at Squawka Bet. We aim to offer tips on all of the top leagues in the world and some more obscure ones too.
See our pages for tips on the biggest footballing leagues across the globe:

Championship Free Bets & Offers

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.