English Championship Outright Odds
Getting promoted to the Premier League is worth approximately £170 million per season to the fortunate trio who find themselves ascending from the English Championship. Nice work if you can get it!
At the other end of the table relegation can be catastrophic: look at the lengthy list of clubs who have been demoted to the third tier and, as yet, haven’t found their way back.
There’s money to be made then, and that goes for punters too, who have a wild and unpredictable league to analyse. It is within those unique cracks that betting value emerges…
This guide can't predict the future winners, but it will help you to identify where to find the best English Championship outright betting odds and explain why the outrights are often more profitable than any other market you would otherwise consider wagering on.
Why Bet English Championship Outright Odds
The English Championship outright odds are always eagerly anticipated in pre-season because it feels like anything can happen; last term, punters tucked into the juicy 9/2 and 5/1 odds for Wolves and Fulham to earn promotion and the 15/2 predicting Sunderland’s demise. Actually predicting the outcome of matches is difficult. In the 2017/18 campaign, only nine points separated Middlesboro in fifth from Bristol City in eleventh, and on the last day of the season there were still five teams who could, mathematically, have been relegated.
The fact that it can be a difficult division to predict means uncertainty on the part of the bookmakers – they know that there will be shocks and surprises in terms of the league table, which is highlighted by the spread of their Championship League outright odds. Just look at the odds for the 2018/19 campaign: Swansea, relegated from the Premier League last season, can be backed at 9/2 for an instant return, while other fancied teams including Middlesbrough (3/1), Derby (4/1) and even Preston (10/1) are all available at generous prices.
That’s the beauty of English Championship outright betting: some punters are bound to make good money off it.
Finding the Best English Championship Outright Betting Odds
Of course, that very notion of value is meaningless if you aren’t getting the very best English Championship outright betting odds. You may have a hunch on a certain team to be promoted or relegated and your natural instinct is to load up your trusty betting app and place the wager. But are you getting the best price?
Let’s do the math: if you have a £25 flutter on Team A to win promotion from the English Championship, you will trouser £100 in clear profit and a £125 return in total. If you place that same bet at odds of 6/1, your profit increases to £150 with a total return of £175.
Okay, so you won’t be retiring to live on a super-yacht in the Maldives anytime soon, but there’s nobody on the planet who would turn down what is essentially ‘free money’, right? That’s where odds comparison sites like bookmakers.co.uk come in handy. They can help you to identify opportunities where those 4/1 fancies can be turned into 6/1. Your profit will undoubtedly increase if you chase the best odds available on the market.
English Championship Outright Betting vs Other Markets
If you need a reason to back the English Championship outright betting odds over, say, individual match markets, let’s take a look at the example of title-winners Wolves in the 2017/18 season.
Imagine a scenario where you had backed them to win every single game: you would have come away with 30 winning bets and 16 losing slips. But now think about their prices: for at least half of those matches – possibly even more – Wolves would have been odds-on to win with the bookies. Factoring in the 16 losing bets, you would have struggled to break even.
Compare and contrast that to those punters who splashed out on the 9/2 offered on Wolves to get promotion – they were onto a comfortable winner. So that’s one instructive reason why the outright markets are more favourable than any other: you can maximise your return rather than make a greater number of bets with greater risk to match.