Championship Outright 15/16
Football betting (Football England: Championship)
Price going out / Drifting
Price coming in / Shortening
The Championship has cultivated a reputation as one of the most unpredictable competitions in football. Premier League dropouts are as likely to suffer another demotion as regain top-level status, as Wolves demonstrated this decade, while pre-season relegation favourites occasionally infiltrate the promotion places. Outright Championship betting markets are therefore some of the most enticing, volatile and value-rife around, with no lengthily-priced outsider discountable. Championship relegation betting odds provide a similar window for substantial profit, as the division lacks an accepted safety point like the 40-point barrier in the Premier League. In 2012/13, Peterborough discovered that not even 54 points from 46 games cements survival. Due to its ever-evolving cast list, the protagonists in The Championship change every season. Manchester City have vindicated Championship title betting odds most frequently, winning the second tier seven times, but almost certainly will not feature at that level in the foreseeable future. Leicester are the second most successful with six titles.Championship match betting is also attractive for long-shot backers, with the same form-book disobedience rife throughout the league. Opportunities to exploit tempting Championship match odds span longer than in the Premier League, with the season starting earlier, the play-offs prolonging it and several midweek rounds, each replete with in-play betting openings.