Championship Match Predictions | Championship Betting Tips

West Brom vs Birmingham

A loss to Stoke before the international break was the first league defeat of the season for West Brom. It leaves them three points off top ahead of Friday’s headline football betting matchup with Midlands rivals Birmingham.

Birmingham have claimed just one of the last 15 points available. They haven’t won at The Hawthorns since 2005, though they got a draw in this fixture last season.

The visitors haven’t scored in four matches. A home win straight up is a decent bet in a small accumulator. If you’re looking for a single on this match, we like West Brom to win to nil.

Nottingham Forest vs Blackpool

With 10 points in four matches, it’s been a real turn around for Nottingham Forest. Their uptick in form is reflected in the sports betting for this match, too.

They face a Blackpool side who have picked up all four of their league wins over the last six matches. With just one clean sheet in five outings, though, the attacking output from Forest of late makes it hard to look past them here.

We’re going with a home win for this one. Forest are rolling right now.

Swansea vs Cardiff

Another big derby in Championship betting this weekend, Cardiff make the short trip to face Swansea in what is a huge match for both teams. The teams from Wales are level on points, hovering just above the relegation zone.

Despite a good start to the year, Cardiff have slumped with five straight defeats, while only one team in the division has won fewer matches than Swansea this season.

The odds favour Swansea, who have drawn four of their last six. The Swans lost their last meeting with Cardiff, but that was their first defeat in five fixtures.

There’s value backing Cardiff here – their underlying numbers are better than their recent results.


Championship predictions

The Championship is the second highest division in the English football league system after the Premier League and it is often labelled as the toughest league in world football.

Popular with football betting fans around the world, the Championship has a gruelling 46-match schedule that is designed to separate the men from the boys.

Securing promotion to the Premier League is the ultimate objective for the 24 Championship clubs at the start of every campaign but reaching the promised land is easier said than done.

The EFL Championship was founded in 2004 after it was previously known as the Football League First Division.

The winning team is awarded the EFL Championship trophy, which happens to be the same trophy as the old First Division before the Premier League was formed in 1992.

The topic of Championship salaries is always intriguing, especially when the likes of Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Fulham have dropped out of the Premier League.


Championship Betting Tips:

Punters can find the latest Championship betting tips here at 888sport, as well as interesting articles on England’s second tier – including a look at the best Championship teams of all-time.

Ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, Derby County and Nottingham Forest hold the longest tenure in the Championship having played in the second tier since 2007/08.

So whether you want to check out the Championship top goal scorers by season or simply browse the Championship betting odds, 888sport is the place to be.

Championship tips & predictions

Which Championship teams will feature in our Premier League predictions next season? Only time will tell – the race to secure promotion to the top flight is well and truly on!

Follow this page throughout the season for the best EFL Championship predictions and betting tips on one of the greatest competitions in football.

Championship Predictions Today:

Punters can find upcoming Sky Bet Championship tips here throughout the domestic football season. Our football experts offer their free Championship predictions on the biggest matches in England's second tier...

Whether you are looking for midweek fixtures or Saturday football tips, Championship betting tips can be found ahead of each gameweek. Bet on the Championship today at 888sport!

Football fans, free sports betting tips for today can be found on all major sports. Championship betting odds chop and change over the course of the season so keep an eye on the latest football tips.

*All of our 888 Experts picks and betting tips can be considered as a suggestion only.*

*Odds correct at the time of writing - subject to change*

*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*


FIRST PUBLISHED: 20th December 2020

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