Championship 2021-22 preview – Winner, promotion, relegation and top scorer odds revealed

THE 2021-22 Championship season starts next week with Fulham favourites to be crowned champions.

It’s been all change at Craven Cottage this summer with Marco Silva replacing Scott Parker following his move to Bournemouth.

BETFAIR – GET £20 FREE BETS*

Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield United are favourites to win the Championship

Who will get promoted?

The Cottagers have also welcomed Paulo Gazzaniga to their ranks and spent £12.6million on Liverpool’s Harry Wilson.

Fulham have gained promotion via the play-offs in both of their last two campaigns in the Championship and are available at 5/1 to go one better and be crowned champions.

West Brom and Sheffield United, who were also relegated from the Premier League, are close behind at 11/2 and 6/1 respectively.

Slavisa Jokanovic is the man tasked with securing immediate promotion for the Blades, while Valerien Ismael, who took Barnsley from relegation candidates to the play-offs, replaced Sam Allardyce at the Baggies.

Parker’s Bournemouth are the last at single-figure prices at 9/1 to finish top and banish memories of their play-off defeat to Brentford.

Cardiff and Nottingham Forest are both priced at 13/1 with Barnsley, Swansea and Middlesbrough all locked together at 14s.


Championship winner 2021-22

Betfair odds

  • Fulham – 5/1
  • West Brom – 11/2
  • Sheffield Utd – 6/1
  • Bournemouth – 9/1
  • Cardiff – 13/1
  • Nottingham Forest – 13/1
  • Barnsley – 14/1
  • Swansea – 14/1
  • Middlesbrough – 14/1
  • Reading – 17/1
  • QPR – 19/1
  • Blackburn – 20/1
  • Stoke – 22/1
  • Millwall – 22/1
  • Preston – 35/1
  • Birmingham – 35/1
  • Luton – 35/1
  • Hull – 35/1
  • Bristol City – 45/1
  • Coventry – 45/1
  • Derby – 45/1
  • Huddersfield – 50/1
  • Peterborough – 55/1
  • Blackpool – 55/1

Championship promotion 2021-22

Betfair odds

  • Fulham – 15/8
  • West Brom – 21/10
  • Sheffield Utd – 23/10
  • Bournemouth – 10/3
  • Barnsley – 4/1
  • Reading – 9/2
  • Swansea – 5/1
  • Cardiff – 5/1
  • Middlesbrough – 5/1
  • Nottingham Forest – 5/1
  • Blackburn – 6/1
  • QPR – 6/1
  • Millwall – 7/1
  • Stoke – 7/1
  • Birmingham – 9/1
  • Preston – 9/1
  • Hull – 9/1
  • Luton – 10/1
  • Bristol City – 11/1
  • Derby – 11/1
  • Coventry – 12/1
  • Huddersfield – 13/1
  • Blackpool – 14/1
  • Peterborough – 14/1

Who are favourites to get relegated?

Blackpool are favourites for relegation at 9/4 with bookmakers betfair.

Neil Critchley’s side, who finished third behind Peterborough and Hull, secured promotion to the Championship after beating Lincoln in the League One play-off final.

Fellow promoted side Peterborough aren’t far behind at 5/2 with Huddersfield, who avoided the drop by six points last term, offered at 3/1.

Betfair predict that 3/1 trio Bristol City, Luton and Coventry are all more vunberabvle to the drop than League One winners Hull at 4/1.

Championship relegation 2021-22

Betfair odds

  • Blackpool – 9/4
  • Peterborough – 5/2
  • Huddersfield – 3/1
  • Bristol City – 7/2
  • Luton – 7/2
  • Coventry – 7/2
  • Hull – 4/1
  • Birmingham – 4/1
  • Preston – 9/2
  • Millwall – 7/1
  • Barnsley – 8/1
  • Stoke – 8/1
  • Blackburn – 8/1
  • Reading – 9/1
  • QPR – 9/1
  • Cardiff – 10/1
  • Middlesbrough – 10/1
  • Nottingham Forest – 10/1
  • Swansea – 12/1
  • Bournemouth – 20/1
  • Sheffield Utd – 25/1
  • West Brom – 33/1
  • Fulham – 33/1

Who will be top scorer?

It’s no surprise to see Fulham centre-forward Aleksandar Mitrovic the favourite to win the Championship Golden Boot at 6/1.

The Serbia international endured a torrid time under Scott Parker in the Premier League but will likely have a revival under Silva in West London.

The 26-year-old has proven he’s more than capable of some significant hauls at this level having shared the Golden Boot with Ollie Watkins in the 2019-20 season.

Blackburn forward Adam Armstrong shares the favourite mantle at 6/1.

The 24-year-old bagged 28 goals last season and finished second to Brentford’s Ivan Toney in the goalscoring standings.

However, punters looking to back Armstrong might be put off by rumoured interest from Premier League Everton and Watford.

Cardiff’s Kieffer Moore is available at 9/1 with Karlan Grant and Charlie Austin locked together at 14s.

Championship top goalscorer 2021-22

Betfair odds

  • Aleksandar Mitrovic – 6/1
  • Adam Armstrong – 6/1
  • Kieffer Moore – 9/1
  • Karlan Grant – 14/1
  • Charlie Austin – 14/1
  • Lucas Joao – 16/1
  • Rhian Brewster – 18/1
  • Jonson Clarke-Harris – 18/1
  • Dominic Solanke – 18/1
  • Jamal Lowe – 20/1
  • Callum Robinson – 25/1
  • Carlton Morris – 25/1
  • Oliver McBurnie – 25/1
  • David McGoldrick – 25/1
  • Lewis Grabban – 33/1
  • Jerry Yates – 33/1
  • Yakou Meite – 33/1
  • James Collins – 33/1
  • Arnaut Danjuma – 33/1
  • Bobby Decordova-Reid – 33/1


SEE OVER £2000 IN FREE BETS HERE


Commercial content notice: Taking one of the bookmaker offers featured in this article may result in a payment to The Sun. 18+. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org


Remember to gamble responsibly

A responsible gambler is someone who:

  • Establishes time and monetary limits before playing
  • Only gambles with money they can afford to lose
  • Never chase their losses
  • Doesn’t gamble if they’re upset, angry or depressed
  • Gamcare – www.gamcare.org.uk
  • Gamble Aware – www.begambleaware.org

*Min £5 bet on the SBK, min odds 1.5 (1/2). Rewards valid for 7 days. Free bets must be placed at min odds of 1.5 (1/2). Exchange free bet limited to certain markets. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply 18+ Begambleaware.org


Link

(Visited 62 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply