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Championship Winner Odds: Who will finish top of the pile?

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Update: 14.04.21

 

As we fast approach the end of the 2020/21 Championship campaign, Norwich City remain firmly in charge at the top of the division and the bookmakers have them priced at 1/50 for the title and 1/500 for promotion. The Canaries have now opened up an eight-point lead at the summit of the Championship table and while they slowed things down in late March and early April, it’s hard to envisage anyone stopping them in their tracks.

A relatively disappointing two-game winless run (1-1 draws against Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End) came to an abrupt end when Norwich thrashed Huddersfield Town to the tune of 7-0 earlier this month. This was followed by a more mundane 1-0 win over Derby County last weekend and things are very much back on track at Carrow Road, promotion straight back to the top-flight at the first time of asking looking extremely likely.

As things stand, the side most likely to join Norwich City in the top-two at the end of the season is Watford. The Hornets have impressed throughout the season and they too will be eager to haul themselves back into the Premier League at the first time of asking, the bookies going 14/1 that they go up as champions and 1/20 that they make the jump back up.

Realistically these are the only two sides which can clinch the Championship title this term, however the battle for promotion to the Premier League will battle on for the next few weeks, Brentford deemed the next most likely side to make the jump at odds of 11/10. AFC Bournemouth come next in the market at 5/2 while Swansea City and Barnsley are 11/4 and 4/1 respectively.

 

Championship Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/33 –  Norwich City

14/1 –  Watford

 

Championship Promotion Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/500 – Norwich City

1/20 –  Watford

6/4  –  Brentford

5/2  –  AFC Bournemouth

11/4 –  Swansea City

4/1  –  Barnsley

 


 

Update: 25.03.21

 

As we rapidly head towards the business end of the campaign, Norwich City remain firmly at the top of the Championship table with eight points separating them from second-placed Watford. Daniel Farke’s men have been utterly dominant in the second tier since the early stages of the campaign and they are as low as 1/25 to clinch the title in less than two months’ time.

The East Anglians saw their nine-game winning run come to an end when they were forced to a share of the spoils in a 1- draw with Blackburn Rovers at Carrow Road last time out, however on the whole Farke’s men have been hugely impressive both at home and away and the likelihood of them being caught between now and the end of the season is looking extremely slim.

Watford are deemed to be the only side which could realistically challenge the Canaries for pole position in the coming weeks although they are way behind in the market at odds of 9/1 and they are similarly a considerable distance behind in the Championship. Third-placed Swansea City enjoy a game-in-hand over the two sides above them in the Championship table but they are six points behind Watford and a massive fourteen behind leaders Norwich City, therefore it is no surprise to see them priced at a general 150/1 to lift the trophy.

Brentford have enjoyed a solid season and at one point it seemed as though they were nailed on for automatic promotion, however they have dropped out of the top two completely and sit in fourth position in the table. Thomas Frank’s men have managed just a single win in four outings and on the back of this indifferent form they have drifted to 50/1 on the ‘Championship Winner’ betting market.

 

Championship Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/25 –  Norwich City

9/1  –  Watford

50/1 –  Brentford

150/1 – Swansea City

 

Update: 17.03.21

Brentford are clinging onto their promotion dreams

 

Norwich City remain comfortably positioned at the summit of the Championship table as things stand, the Canaries enjoying a seven-point lead over second placed Watford with the latter having played a game more than the East Anglians. Daniel Farke’s men have been red-hot this term with 24 wins and 7 draws from their 36 Championship outings. Nevertheless there’s much of the season left to play and Norwich will be in for some fierce competition in the weeks ahead.

The bookies go a general 1/20 that the Canaries finish the season in pole position while most go 1/100 that they win promotion straight back up to the Premier League at the first time of asking. Indeed it is becoming clear that Norwich will be in the top flight next season and as such, the big question is who will be joining them.

Watford are the side deemed most likely to join Daniel Farke’s men in the Premier League next season with most firms going 12/1 that they win the Championship title and 2/5 that they grab themselves promotion back up to the top-flight, the latter a more realistic proposition given that the title is very much Norwich City’s to lose right now.

Brentford are still very much in the hunt and while they saw their automatic promotion ambitions suffer a setback in last night’s 2-2 draw at Derby County, Thomas Frank’s men remain in touch with the top-two as things stand. The Bees currently sit five points adrift of second-placed Watford with the West Londoners enjoying a game-in-hand and the bookies go 10/11 that they haul themselves into the Premier League for the first time ever.

Swansea City sit third in the Championship table although their promotion bid also suffered a setback when they were thumped 3-0 by AFC Bournemouth last night. The South Wales outfit are a general 40/1 for the Championship title and 13/8 for promotion.

 

Championship Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/20 –  Norwich City

12/1 –  Watford

33/1 –  Brentford

40/1 –  Swansea City

 

 

Update: 10.03.21

 

Norwich City continue their relentless march towards the Championship title and promotion straight back up to the Premier League at the first time of asking. The Canaries dropped out of the top-flight after just a single season at the end of the 2019/20 campaign but they have easily been the best side in the Championship this term with just 5 defeats from their 35 league games thus far. Daniel Farke’s men have opened-up a ten-point lead at the top of the division and the bookies remain extremely optimistic about their chances of finishing at the top of the pile, some firms going as low as 1/12 that this proves to be the case.

Norwich City’s winning run was extended to seven games when they comfortably disposed of Luton Town at Carrow Road on Saturday afternoon, the Canaries scoring three without reply in what was a thoroughly one-sided exchange. This took Farke’s men another step closer to the Premier League and ensured that their healthy lead remained intact despite second-placed Watford beating Nottingham Forest in their weekend outing, the Hornets out at 16/1 to finish at the summit of the Championship.

Swansea City sit in third position in the Championship as things stand although they are second-favourites in the ‘Championship Winner’ market on account of them having two games-in-hand over Watford and Norwich City. The Swans are 14/1 to finish the campaign in pole position, while fourth-placed Brentford are a general 20/1 punt having played a game more than Swansea and one game less than the top-two in the division.

 

Championship Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/12 –  Norwich City

14/1 –  Swansea City

16/1 –  Watford

20/1 –  Brentford

500/1 – AFC Bournemouth

 

 

Update: 04.03.21

Norwich further boosted their chances of winning the 2020/21 Championship trophy when they edged past rivals Brentford at Carrow Road last night in what was a very closely-fought encounter. The Canaries took the lead through Emi Buendia in the 26th minute and this proved to be the only the goal of the match. Daniel Farke’s men now sit ten points clear at the summit of the Championship table and the bookmakers have reacted by further slashing the odds on them winning the trophy to just 1/10.

This win was Norwich City’s sixth on the trot and the East Anglians are just 1/50 to make an immediate return back to the Premier League following their relegation at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

Following last night’s defeat, Brentford are now out to 14/1 to win the Championship title although the bookies are pretty optimistic as to their chances of hauling themselves up to the Premier League for the first time ever, most firms going just 1/2 that Thomas Frank’s men find themselves in the top tier in 2021/22.

Swansea City sit in fourth position in the Championship table with a single point separating them from third-placed Watford, however the South Wales outfit have two games-in-hand over every other side in the top-six and they are joint-second-favourites in the ‘Championship Winner’ betting market at odds of 14/1, ahead of the Hornets at 25/1.

 

Championship Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/10 –  Norwich City

14/1 –  Brentford

14/1 –  Swansea City

25/1 –  Watford

250/1 – AFC Bournemouth

 

 

Update: 02.03.21

Norwich City’s 2-0 win at bottom Championship side Wycombe Wanderers was their fifth straight victory and boss Daniel Farke can be confident of sending his charges straight back up to the Premier League at the first time of asking. The Canaries sit seven points clear of second-placed Brentford in the Championship table and on the back of their excellent run the bookies have further slashed the odds on Norwich finishing at the summit of the division.

Indeed some firms go as low as 1/6 that the 2020/21 Championship trophy ends up at Carrow Road and while Daniel Farke’s men can still be caught, their form throughout the season indicates that they are without doubt the ones to beat in the second tier.

Brentford are perceived as Norwich City’s main rivals as things stand, Thomas Frank’s men having put their three-game losing run firmly behind them to register subsequent back-to-back wins over Sheffield Wednesday (3-0) and Stoke City (2-1). This has lifted the Bees to within seven points of leaders Norwich City and the bookies go 6/1 that the West London outfit finish at the summit of the Championship table.

Swansea City suffered a setback in their Championship title ambitions at the weekend when they lost 3-1 at home to Bristol City. Indeed the Swans have lost two of their last three league outings and they have dropped down to fourth position in the table. The Swans do enjoy two games-in-hand over third-placed Watford with just a single point separating the two sides and the bookies go 14/1 on the Swans finishing the season at the top of the table, ahead of 25/1 shots Watford.

 

Championship Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/6  –  Norwich City

6/1  –  Brentford

14/1 –  Swansea City

25/1 –  Watford

250/1 – AFC Bournemouth

 

Update: 25.02.21

While Norwich City still reign supreme at the top of the Championship table, Brentford made a welcome return to winning ways when they thumped Sheffield Wednesday to the tune of 3-0 in West London last night. Prior to this the Bees had lost three on the bounce and dropped from pole position in the league table, however manager Thomas Frank will be determined that this much-needed victory will signal the end of his side’s poor recent run.

A win over a side languishing in the bottom two of the Championship table may not set many hearts racing but it was nevertheless a signal that Brentford intend to keep their promotion hopes alive. Nevertheless while Norwich remain way out in front, the battle for a top-two finish promises to be extremely tight with both Watford and Swansea City breathing down Brentford’s neck. The Hornets sit level on points with the Bees as things stand while the Swans are a single point behind having played two games less. This certainly makes for an exciting run-in to the end of the season although the bookies are of the opinion that Swansea will make good use of their games-in-hand and secure a top-two position at the end of the season. Indeed most firms make the Swans second-favourites to win the Championship outright at odds of 6/1 (behind Norwich City at 2/7), while Brentford sit third in the market at a general 7/1. Watford are 10/1 to finish at the summit of the league table.

This really is a three-horse race for second-place between Swansea City, Brentford and Watford although Norwich City can still easily be caught. The Canaries sit seven points clear of the rest of the chasing pack but a couple of poor results could bring them back into the thick of it. Daniel Farke will certainly not be resting on his laurels and his side are undoubtedly set for a tough run-in.

 

 

Update: 24.02.21

Norwich City increased their lead at the top of the Championship table to a full ten points courtesy of 3-1 win over Birmingham City at St Andrews last night. The Canaries dominated throughout in the West Midlands and were deserved winners, Teemu Pukki scoring in each half of the match and Oliver Skipp adding a third deep into stoppage time. In what was an excellent first half of attacking football, it was Birmingham City who enjoyed the better start and they wasted a great chance to take an early lead within the opening two minutes.From that point onwards, Daniel Farke’s men were in charge and the bookies have reacted by further shortening the odds on them winning the Championship title with some firms now going as short as 1/5 that the trophy ends up at Carrow Road.

Second-placed Brentford are in action tonight when they lock horns with struggling Sheffield Wednesday in West London, however while the Owls are languishing at the bottom end of the Championship table, we don’t envisage this being a routine win for the Bees given their recent dramatic drop in form. Thomas Frank’s men are now out at 8/1 to win the Championship title and it’s hard to envisage them narrowing the gap between themselves and the high-flying Canaries any time soon.

Watford sit third in the Championship table and they lock horns with Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park tonight while fourth-placed Swansea City entertain Coventry City at the Liberty Stadium in their midweek outing. The Hornets are a 12/1 punt for the Championship crown while the Swans remain second favourites at general odds of 7/1.

The Championship is generally a hugely competitive division with a massive prize awaiting those who finish in the top two, however Norwich City are now very much in the driving seat as the business end of the campaign fast approaches and it’s hard to envisage them slipping up between now and the end of the campaign.

 

Update: 23.02.21

Having won each of their last three games, Norwich City have opened-up a seven-point lead at the top of the Championship table and the bookmakers have reacted by further shortening the odds on the Canaries finishing at the top of the division at the end of the season. Some firms now go just 1/3 that Daniel Farke’s men finish the campaign in pole position and jump straight back up to the Premier League at the first time of asking, however they have some tough assignments ahead of them in the coming weeks and they certainly cannot afford any slip-ups at this stage.

The East Anglians have bounced back from a three-game winless league run in impressive fashion, subsequent wins coming against Stoke City (4-1), Coventry City (0-2) and Rotherham United (1-0), therefore most pundits believe that they will be plying their trade in the Premier League in 2021/22 after just a single season in the second tier.

Brentford sit second in the Championship table as things stand, however they have been struggling through a truly abysmal run of form in recent weeks. The Bees went into mid-February on the back of a tremendous 21-game unbeaten league run with 13 wins during that time, however since then they have lost three on the bounce and on the back of this they have dropped from the top of the Championship table and down to third-favourite on the ‘Championship Winner’ betting market, some firms going as much as 6/1 that Thomas Frank’s men finish at the top of the pile.

Elsewhere, Swansea City are a general 11/2 shot for the Championship title while Watford are the only other side in less than treble figures at 8/1.

 

Championship Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/3  –  Norwich City

11/2 –  Swansea City

6/1  –  Brentford

8/1  –  Watford

100/1 – AFC Bournemouth

 

Update: 18.02.21

Norwich City remain in pole position in the Championship table with four points separating them from second-placed Brentford and the bookies are of the opinion that they can last the pace and finish the campaign as champions. Indeed Norwich are odds-on at 4/5 to win this season’s Championship campaign following an excellent season so far and they have been at or near the top of the division for the majority of the campaign.

The Canaries ended a three-game winless run in the Championship with back-to-back victories over Stoke City (4-1) and Coventry City (0-2) and they are now in a very strong position to make an immediate return back to the Premier League following their relegation at the close of 2019/20.

Brentford remain one of the favourites to finish the season in pole position, however Thomas Frank’s men have suffered a downturn in form in recent weeks with a four-game winning run being halted by back-to-back defeats to Barnsley (0-2) and local rivals Queens Park Rangers (2-1). This winless mini-run came on the back of an excellent spell during which the Bees scored no less than seventeen goals in four matches and the bookies have reacted by lengthening the odds on them winning the Championship this season from Evens to 9/4.

Third-placed Swansea City are third favourites in the ‘Championship Winner’ betting market, the South Wales outfit a general 7/2 shot for the title with some bookies going as high as 9/2, while Watford complete the top four in both the league table and the betting market at odds of 16/1.

 

Championship Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

4/5  –  Norwich City

9/4  –  Brentford

9/2  –  Swansea City

16/1 –  Watford

40/1 –  AFC Bournemouth

80/1 –  Reading

500/1 – Middlesbrough

500/1 – Cardiff City

 

Update: 10.02.21

Brentford have been thoroughly enjoying themselves in recent weeks with goals being scored by the bucketload both at home and away. Thomas Frank has once again been working his magic at the West London club and with fourteen goals scored in their last three league games, the bookies have the Bees chalked in as firm favourites to finish at the summit of the Championship table this season. A 7-2 thumping of Wycombe Wanderers was followed by a 3-2 victory over Bristol City and a 4-1 win at Middlesbrough in their last outing, these excellent results sending them to within a single point of league leaders Norwich City and Frank’s men also enjoying a game-in-hand over the Canaries.

The bookmakers have reacted by shortening the odds on Brentford finishing top of the pile and finally achieving their ultimate goal of reaching the Premier League for the first time ever, most firms now going just Evens that they clinch the Championship title.

Norwich City remain in pole position in the Championship table although their title aspirations have taken a knock in recent weeks with goal-less draws coming against Middlesbrough and Millwall, followed by a 2-0 defeat by title rivals Swansea City in their latest outing. The Canaries are 6/4 to finish the season at the summit of the Championship table, however Daniel Farke’s men desperately need to return to winning ways should they wish to clinch the Championship trophy and make an immediate return back to the top-flight.

 

Championship Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

Evns – Brentford

6/4  –  Norwich City

5/1  –  Swansea City

20/1 –  Watford

25/1 –  AFC Bournemouth

40/1 –  Reading

 

Update: 29.01.21

We’re now well into the second half of the campaign and Norwich City remain firmly at the top of the division, the Canaries having extended their winning league run to three games when beating fellow promotion-hopefuls Bristol City 2-0 at Carrow Road last week. Daniel Farke’s men were dumped out of the FA Cup by Barnsley in their last outing but that at least allows them to concentrate purely on their league campaign.

As things stand, Norwich sit six points clear at the summit of the Championship table and the bookies have slashed the odds on them finishing top of the pile at the end of the campaign, most firms going a general 8/13 that they win the Championship trophy. Indeed the Canaries are as low as 1/8 to make an immediate return back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, whether they manage it automatically or via the play-offs.

Brentford sit second in the Championship Winner betting market, the West Londoners hauling themselves up the league table on the back of some solid performances. The Bees sit in fourth position in the division with eight points separating them from table-topping Norwich but they enjoy a game-in-hand over Farke’s men and are a general 2/5 punt to win promotion to the Premier League for the first time ever, the bookies also going 11/4 that they win the title.

Third-placed Watford are next in the Championship Winner betting at odds of 7/1 while AFC Bournemouth and Swansea City are each 9/1 shots.

 

Championship Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

8/13 –  Norwich City

11/4 –  Brentford

7/1  –  Watford

9/1  –  AFC Bournemouth

9/1  –  Swansea City

 

Update: 13.01.21

We’ve now reached the half-way point in the 2020/21 Championship campaign and Norwich City reign supreme at the summit of the division, the Canaries enjoying a four-point lead over second-placed Swansea City as things stand. Daniel Farke’s men brushed aside Coventry City to the tune of 2-0 in the FA Cup last weekend and they will be eager to return to league duty and continue their slow march towards promotion.

To be fair, Norwich City’s recent league form hasn’t been too much to write home about with Farke’s side having won just one of their last three Championship outings, however prior to this they had won five on the bounce and the bookmakers go 11/8 that they finish the season in pole position.

Brentford have also been enjoying some excellent form throughout the season and the West London outfit sit in fourth position with a game-in-hand over all the sides above them in the division. The Bees are second-favourites to win the Championship title with most firms going a general 11/4 that the trophy ends up with Thomas Frank’s men.

AFC Bournemouth have been in the upper echelons of the league table since the start of the campaign and they are a 10/3 punt to lift the Championship trophy while current second-placed Swansea City aren’t expected to last the pace, the Swans a general 10/1 shot to finish in pole position.

 

Championship Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

11/8 –  Norwich City

11/4 –  Brentford

10/3 –  AFC Bournemouth

10/1 –  Swansea City

14/1 –  Watford

 

07.01.21

Norwich City’s impressive form since the start of the season has been enough to lift them into pole position in the Championship table. The Canaries finished at the foot of the Premier League at the end of the 2019/20 campaign, however as things stand they appear to have a good chance of winning automatic promotion straight back up to the top flight at the first time of asking. Daniel Farke’s men sit four points clear at the summit of the division and the bookmakers go a general 11/8 that they win the Championship trophy and send themselves straight back into the Premier League.

In fairness it hasn’t all been plain sailing for the East Anglian outfit given that they have dropped points in nine of their twenty-three league outings thus far, however the Championship is always a hugely competitive division and it’s almost certain that there will be many more stumbles before the season draws to a close.

For much of the campaign, AFC Bournemouth have been the main rivals for Norwich City in the battle to finish in pole position and while the south-coast outfit currently sit in third position behind second-placed Swansea City, they do enjoy a game-in-hand over the Swans. The Cherries are 11/4 for the Championship title, the same odds as Brentford who beat them to the tune of 2-1 in their last league outing.

Swansea City currently sit in second position in the Championship table and the South Wales outfit are next in the betting at 10/1 for the league trophy, ahead of Watford who are 14/1 to make an immediate return back to the Premier League following their relegation at the end of last season.

 

Championship Winner Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

11/8 –  Norwich City

11/4 –  AFC Bournemouth

11/4 –  Brentford

10/1 –  Swansea City

14/1 –  Watford

25/1 –  Middlesbrough

33/1 –  Reading

50/1 –  Blackburn Rovers

50/1 –  Stoke City