EFL Championship Predictions
Here you find Predictions of EFL Championship matches and Betting Tips with detailed preview on analysis of team news, form, h2h statistics and trends.
Saturday, 16 January 2020
- Middlesbrough vs Birmingham (12:30)
- Bournemouth vs Luton (15:00)
- Blackburn vs Stoke City (15:00)
- Bristol City vs Preston (15:00)
- Cardiff vs Norwich (15:00)
- Derby vs Rotherham (15:00)
- Nottingham Forest vs Millwall (15:00)
- QPR vs Wycombe (15:00)
- Watford vs Huddersfield Town (15:00)
- Barnsley vs Swansea City (19:45)
What to expect from the EFL Championship?
The EFL Championship holds the key to reach the top flight of English football, and for that reason alone, the tournament is arguably the fiercest of the lot. The top two teams, from the twenty four plying their trade, are granted direct promotion to glory, while the rest of the top six engage in a play-off for the last and final spot.
But the curtains do not come down on the thrills just yet. Not everyone can withstand this sort of pressure, which opens up the possibility of being booted to the League One, which is the third tier of English football. Three teams with the least number of points are replaced by three of the strongest sides from the League One, which leaves no margin of error whatsoever, as the price to be paid would be getting consigned to the lower division for a year, at the least.
As aforementioned, the EFL tournament decides the teams that are deemed to be ‘Premier League material’. To get a good idea of how tough the sides here actually are, just take a look at the present Premier League table. With twelve games up, newly promoted Sheffield United are currently breathing down the necks of the elite in the top five.
It is also worth mentioning that the sides from the Championship have been known to pull off upsets, especially when they lock horns with Premier League sides across various tournaments. Rough and tough, the games often go right down to the wire, leaving every football fan at the edge of their seat, till the last blast of the whistle.
The Championship has a long standing history of being the ultimate provider of entertainment, and that exactly is what we can expect this season too.
Factors to consider while choosing the best bets
The EFL Championship has always been a fast moving league which demands respect from those who look upon it as being ‘just the second division’. That is why we go deploy meticulous precision while handling our predictions.
With six new teams arriving every year, three who fell from grace and the other three reaping the rewards for sweating it out in the third division, it goes without saying that the Championship market is volatile.
Here at Leaguelane, we do the homework for you so that you can ace the betting market every weekend. Right from the players to the coaches, their strengths to their Achilles heel, their recent form to how they have coping against their counterparts. We bring everything into a nutshell, well before the kick-off, giving you ample time to get things going.
Our betting tips, for each game, are usually two to three in number. To begin with, our analysis opens up with an incisive introduction to the fixture, which walks you through the teams’ current status in a jiffy.
We then move on exclusively to how the two sides have been coping against each other over the past two decades. Here, we stress on their form, both at home and away, their personal records which includes wins/draws/ defeats, number of goals that have been involved and a lot more. With no less than five head to head points per game, you are effortlessly brought up to speed on their history.
Up next comes our in-depth analysis. We plunge right into details, starting from the most recently concluded matchup of the respective teams, to the probable winners of their clash this weekend. With strong and compelling evidence supporting our betting tips, we ease the burden on your shoulders.
When does LeagueLane post EFL Championship Match Previews?
Our team are at work round the clock, and so readers can expect our trusty tips at least forty eight hours before the actual kick-off.