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West Bromwich Albion vs QPR

Having both started the season strongly, West Brom and QPR are looking to right the ship on Friday night at the Hawthorns. The home side are favoured in football betting odds – they haven’t lost to QPR since 2015.

Involved in several thrilling matches already, QPR have hit a slump. Their defence continues to leak goals, but the attack has cooled off. West Brom have drawn three in a row with their attack also faltering.

The Baggies rank top of the league in expected goals and second in expected goals against. QPR’s defence is the ideal opponent for West Brom’s attack to get going again. West Brom to win and over 2.5 total goals is our pick.

Nottingham Forest vs Millwall

With Steve Cooper replacing Chris Hughton in the dugout after an awful start to the season, Nottingham Forest are sports betting outsiders for the visit of Millwall on Saturday afternoon.

Forest are rooted to the bottom of the table with four points so far this season, though they could move out of the relegation zone if results go their way this weekend.

Millwall’s form has been better. They are on a four-match unbeaten run, but three of those have been draws. With a new manager bounce and having just beaten Cardiff, Forest are a good price to win either half.

Blackburn Rovers vs Cardiff City

Three defeats in four have seen Cardiff really drop off the pace. They face a stern challenge on Saturday too, as they travel to face one of the teams who have overtaken them. Championship betting tabs the Welsh club as underdogs.

With only three wins from eight matches, it’s a surprise to see Blackburn in the top six. They have become hard to beat, riding a four-match unbeaten run in the league.

With one of the worst expected goals against tallies in the league, though, their strong defensive record is unlikely to continue.

Cardiff’s underlying numbers are good at both ends of the pitch. They’re a good price to win straight up or put them to avoid defeat in an accumulator.

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.

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 the main photo belongs to Rui Vieira / AP Photo*


FIRST PUBLISHED: 20th December 2020

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