Championship Playoff Final Tips | Championship Predictions

Nottingham Forest are the betting favourites for the Championship Playoff final against Huddersfield this weekend.

The form team in the league for much of the season, Forest saw off Sheffield United on penalties to book their Wembley date, while Huddersfield got the job done in 180 minutes with a 2-1 aggregate win over Luton.

It was a win apiece in this matchup in the regular season, albeit with Forest adding an FA Cup triumph to make it two wins to one. Huddersfield have won three of the last five in all competitions, however.

Traditionally, playoff finals are low-scoring affairs. Just two of the last nine Championship Playoff finals have seen over 2.5 goals, and both teams scoring is somewhat of a rarity.

Under 2.5 has also cashed in four of the last five meetings between these sides. It’s a short price, but still represents a decent wager, and will be a staple for many compiling accumulators.

While Forest have been the better team over a longer period, form is often what dictates results when it comes to the playoffs.

Steve Cooper’s side finished the 46-game stretch with a couple of poor results, and they were uninspiring at points against Sheffield United.

Huddersfield have been on a tear to end the season, winning seven of their last nine and conceding just five goals in that span.

It's a surprise to see the Terriers at such long odds given their record of late. At the same time, we can’t feel great about going against Forest here.

The cagey nature of playoff finals and how well-matched these sides are suggests backing a draw after 90 minutes is a good way to go – this is going to be an incredibly tense few hours for everyone involved.


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. Punters looking for tomorrow prediction tips on English football can find betting advice on the second tier here...

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.

 

Tomorrow Match Prediction:

Punters can find the latest Championship betting predictions 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. Find the best football prediction for tomorrow on English football today.

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 expert correct score prediction tips 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, tomorrow match prediction advice 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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Sam Cox

Sam is a sports tipster, specialising in the Premier League and Champions League.

He covers most sports, including cricket and Formula One. Sam particularly enjoys those on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean – notably MLB and NBA.

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