Championship Betting Odds

Promotion from Championship Odds Betting

The English Football League Championship, known simply as the Championship in England and for sponsorship purposes as Sky Bet Championship, and Promotion from Championship Odds Betting is the highest division of the English Football League (EFL) and second-highest overall in the English football league system, after the Premier League, and is currently contested by 24 clubs.

Introduced for the 2004–05 season as the Football League Championship, the division is a rebrand of the former Football League First Division, which itself is a rebrand of the now-defunct Football League Second Division before the 1992 launch of the Premier League.

Promotion from championship odds

Each season, the winning club of this division receives the EFL Championship trophy, which was the previous trophy awarded to the winners of the English top-flight before the launch of the Premier League. As with other divisions of professional English football, Welsh clubs can be part of this division, thus making it a cross-border league.

Each season, the two top-finishing teams in the Championship are automatically promoted to the Premier League. Promotion from Championship Odds Betting.

The teams that finish the season in 3rd to 6th place enter a playoff tournament, with the winner also gaining promotion to the Premier League. The three lowest-finishing teams in the Championship are relegated to League One.

Promotion from championship odds

The Championship is the wealthiest non-top-flight football division in the world, the ninth-richest division in Europe, and the 12th best-attended division in world football (with the second-highest per-match attendance of any secondary league – after the German 2nd Bundesliga).[3] Its average match attendance for the 2022–23 season was 18,787.

Cardiff City have spent more seasons in this division than any other team. Birmingham City currently holds the longest tenure in this division having last been absent in the 2010–11 season. Barnsley became the first club to attain 1,000 wins in second-tier English league football with a 2–1 home victory over Coventry City on 3 January 2011.

Promotion from Championship Odds Betting – They also became the first club to play 3,000 games in second-level English league football following another 2–1 home victory, this time against Brighton & Hove Albion on 12 March 2013 (W1028, D747, L1224

Promotion from championship odds League structure

Promotion from championship odds

The league comprises 24 teams. Throughout a season, which runs annually from August to the following May (in 2024, the year of a World Cup break in November and December, the league started in July), each team plays twice against the others in the league, once at ‘home’ and once ‘away’, resulting in each team competing in 46 games in total.

Promotion from championship odds.

Three points are awarded for a win, one for a draw, and zero for a loss. The teams are ranked in the league table by points gained, then goal difference, then goals scored, and then their head-to-head record for that season (including away goals record).

If two or more teams finish the season equal in all these respects, then teams are separated by alphabetical order, unless a promotion, relegation, or play-off place is at stake, when a play-off game separates the teams, though this improbable situation has never arisen in all the years the rule has existed.

At the end of the season, the top two teams and the winner of the Championship play-offs are promoted to the Premier League, and the bottom three teams are relegated to EFL League One. The Football League Championship play-offs is a knock-out competition for the teams finishing the season in third to sixth place with the winner being promoted to the Premier League.

Promotion from championship odds

In the playoffs, the third-placed team plays against the sixth-placed team and the fourth-placed team plays against the fifth-placed team in the two-legged semi-finals (home and away). The winners of each semi-final then compete in a single match at Wembley Stadium with the prize being promoted to the Premier League and the Championship play-off trophy.

Other Pages

Champions League