Championship winner odds: Fulham favourites for the title
The latest in the race for the 2021/22 Championship title
With the season entering its final third, we take a look at the updated Championship winner odds.
It is looking like a five-way battle for the top spot, with Fulham and West Brom hunting for an immediate return to the Premier League.
Fulham’s title odds have shortened to 1/6 from 5/6 after an astonishing four-game winning run in January, during which they scored 22 goals and opened up a five-point gap at the top of the table.
The Cottagers became the first English side in 88 years to score six goals or more in three consecutive matches after following up a 7-0 win at Reading with successive 6-2 home wins against Bristol City and Birmingham before winning 3-2 at Stoke.
Marco Silva’s side appear locked on course to bounce straight back to the Premier League, while striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is closing in on the joint record of 30 goals in a Championship season shared by Ivan Toney (Brentford, 2020/21) and Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace, 2012/13) after taking his tally to 27 in 27 games.
Bournemouth, relegated from the Premier League in 2019/20, were top of the table after 17 matches and 13/8 for the title, but have have been unable to maintain the pace and are now priced at 8/1 in our Championship winner odds.
Scott Parker’s side have slipped to third place after winning won just two of their last 10 league games.
The Cherries have lost six of their last 12 having been unbeaten until early November and Dominic Solanke’s scoring rate has slowed accordingly. He now has 18 in 27 matches.
Blackburn were not on this list when it was updated in November, but ended the year on a six-game winning run to catapult themselves into title contention.
Since being thrashed 7-0 at home by Fulham on November 3, Rovers have taken 26 points from 33 available and have soared up to third place in the table.
Victory over Middlesbrough has taken them to second in the table and they are 20/1 in our Championship winner odds.
Ben Brereton Diaz’s form in front of goal has been key to their success. The Chile striker is behind only Mitrovic in the goalscoring chart, with 20 in 27 appearances.
QPR sit in fourth place, but they have games in hand and their results from mid-November have been impressive.
Mark Warburton’s side have won seven of their last nine games to close a 14-point gap between themselves and Bournemouth to just two and they could easily become contenders for the title.
The Hoops have won their last three away games and are the only side to have scored in all their Championship games on the road this season.
Warburton’s men shouldn’t be underestimated and have Championship winner odds of 25/1.
West Brom’s title challenge has faltered since early November and they have slipped from third to fifth, 12 points adrift of top spot.
Their 3-0 home win against Peterborough was their first win of the year at the fourth attempt and just their third success in 11 league matches.
The Baggies are still third favourites to lift the title at 12/1, but they continue to struggle for goals this season, with Karlan Grant their leading scorer on 10.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication