Championship Predictions

Free predictions for Championship League (England)

Being the second-highest league in English soccer, the Championship enjoys overwhelming demand among sports bettors. It is the wealthiest non-top-flight soccer division too! On Takebet South Africa, we offer free England’s Championship predictions for top and decisive games.

Our English soccer specialists analyse matches for English Championship betting tips trying to uncover the most valuable odds for you. We use statistics such as goals, shots, xG, assists, ball control, and offensive and defensive play alongside H2H, trends, and more.

The soccer Championship League predictions feature single and accumulator bets. We thoroughly research all betting markets output by the top bookies: 1×2 (win draw win), over/under goal totals, Championship handicap betting, correct scores and many more.

The 2022-23 EFL Championship features performers like Max Aarons (Norwich City), Ismaila Sarr (Watford), Callum Robinson (West Brom), Nick Powell (Stoke) and others — so don’t miss the action and get free Championship tips now!

Preview of our 2022-23 England’s Championship predictions

Fulham won the 2021-22 Championship title as they got promoted to the Premier League, thus spending one season only in the lower one of the two leagues. Takebet South Africa provides Championship soccer predictions for the 2022-23 season, with 24 teams participating.

The team with the most points wins the league title. Championship teams that finish in the top two are automatically promoted to the English Premier League. Teams that finish in third, fourth, fifth and sixth place compete in the Championship play-off to decide the third team to proceed to the EPL. The semi-finals winner qualifies for the play-off final, which takes place at Wembley. The league final is a one-legged tie that sees the winner promoted to the Premier League. The bottom three clubs are automatically relegated to the EFL League One.

Takebet South Africa offers free England’s Championship tips for betting on the league’s winner, the teams to be promoted to the Premier League, and the top scorer. Also, our experts offer game predictions throughout the season.

Complete list of the teams participating in the 2022-23 EFL Championship:

  • Burnley
  • Watford
  • Norwich City
  • Blackburn Rovers
  • West Bromwich Albion
  • Queens Park Rangers
  • Stoke City
  • Coventry City
  • Middlesbrough
  • Huddersfield Town
  • Millwall
  • Blackpool
  • Luton Town
  • Sheffield United
  • Preston North End
  • Swansea City
  • Birmingham City
  • Bristol City
  • Hull City
  • Cardiff City
  • Reading
  • Peterborough United
  • Barnsley
  • Derby County


Burnley finished 18th in the 2021-22 Premier League table and were subject to relegation. The Clarets got 35 points by winning seven games, drawing 14 and losing 17. They had not the worst goal difference of -17, with 34 goals bagged and 53 conceded. This result saw Sean Dyche sacked and Vincent Kompany appointed the general manager to lead the club in the 2022-23 Championship season.

The team needs to improve in attack after its best striker Maxwel Cornet has left for West Ham (9 goals in the 2021-22 EPL season). They will probably acquire a solid forward before the summer’s end.

Josh Brownhill, a central midfielder, is among the leading stars staying with the club. He created chances and scored twice during the 2021-22 EPL season.

Taylor Harwood-Bellis came from Manchester City to solidify the defence of Burnley and will be crucial to the team not conceding too many goals.

Other key players of Burnley apart from Josh Brownhill and Taylor Harwood-Bellis:

  • Josh Cullen
  • Ian Maatsen
  • Charlie Taylor
  • Benson Manuel Hedilazio
  • Arijanet Muric


Watford were 19th in the final 2021-22 Premier League table with 23 points and thus got relegated. The Hornets won six games, drew five and lost 27. They had the second-worst goal difference record of -43, with 34 goals bagged and 77 conceded. They saw as many as three general managers during the last season: Xisco until 3 October 2021, Claudio Ranieri until 24 January 2022 and Roy Hodgson, who subsequently left the club.

For the 2022-23 Championship season, Rob Edwards came to stay at the helm of Watford.

Emmanuel Dennis, the club’s best striker in the 2021-22 Premier League with 10 goals, left the team for Nottingham Forest. As such, Ismaila Sarr is left as the main hope for The Hornets in attack after five goals in 21 EPL matches last season.

Joao Pedro is another hotshot who can provide Watford with numbers in offence, scoring three goals in the 2021-22 Premier League.

Other key players of Watford apart from Emmanuel Dennis and Joao Pedro:

  • Imran Louza
  • William Troost-Ekong
  • Hassane Kamara
  • Hamza Choudhury
  • Maduka Okoye

Norwich City

Norwich City finished the 2021-22 EPL season last with 22 points and the worst goal difference of -61, scoring 23 goals and conceding 84. They won the least number of matches, five only, while drawing seven fixtures and losing 26 games, the second-most. Dean Smith stays the head coach for now.

The team retained Teemu Pukki, their best striker, with 11 goals in 37 matches of the Premier League last season. The Finnish international will be crucial to the team’s success in the 2022-23 Championship.

Max Aarons, the most valued player on the roster, will oversee the defence of The Canaries as their right-back and the best defensive player.

Other key players of Norwich City apart from Teemu Pukki and Max Aarons:

  • Todd Cantwell
  • Milot Rashica
  • Josh Sargent
  • Ben Gibson
  • Gabriel Sara

West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion were promoted to the Premier League for the 2020-21 season after they finished second in the previous campaign. However, the Baggies were relegated back to the Championship after a poor outing in the EPL 2021-22: 10th position with 67 points.

West Bromwich scored 52 and conceded 45 goals in the 2021-22 Championship, a difference of +7. The Baggies won 18 games, drew 13 and lost 15 matches during the season. However, they stopped nine points short of topping Luton Town in sixth place and participating in the play-off.

Karlan Grant hailed the most goals scored for the team in the 2021-22 Championship, 18 in 44 appearances. He is among the best league forwards.

Callum Robinson followed Grant with seven league goals bagged in 43 matches. He will also be vital to the team’s success.

Other key players of West Bromwich apart from Karlan Grant and Callum Robinson:

  • Semi Ajayi
  • Matthew Phillips
  • Conor Townsend
  • Kyle Bartley
  • Darnell Furlong

Stoke City

Stoke City finished 14th in the 2021-22 Championship table for the second time in a row, with 62 points. They won 17 games, drew 11 matches and lost 18 games. The Potters scored 57 goals while conceding 52, with a goal difference of +5.

Jacob Brown scored the most Championship goals for Stoke in the 2021-2022 season, 13 in 38 games. However, he is better off having his scoring boots on this season.

Liam Delap is a newcomer on loan from Man City, who is already among the favourites for the best Championship goalscorer in the 2022-23 season.

Other key players of Stoke City apart from Jacob Brown and Liam Delap:

  • Nick Powell
  • Ben Wilmot
  • Josh Tymon
  • Sam Clucas

Betting odds of 2022-23 EFL Championship

Soccer fans get free Championship season predictions for future events on Takebet South Africa, such as the team to win the title, the teams to make it to the Premier League and the player to win the title of the year’s best or to become the highest goalscorer of the Championship. And the first thing in delivering such tips is the odds analysis.

Per the odds, there are three favourites to win the 2022-23 Championship title: Watford, Burnley, Norwich City and Sheffield United.

Championship 2022-23 winner betting odds:

  • Watford — 5.00 (+400 American; 4/1 Fractional)
  • Burnley — 8.00 (+700; 7/1)
  • Norwich City — 8.00 (+700; 7/1)
  • Sheffield United — 9.00 (+800; 8/1)
  • West Bromwich Albion — 11.00 (+1000; 10/1)

Teams that finish in the top 2 are automatically promoted to the next season of the EPL. The third spot for promotion is determined by the Championship play-off: the squads that finish from third to sixth compete in the play-off, and the sole winner is promoted to the Premier League.

Championship 2022-23 promotion betting odds:

  • Watford — 2.37 (+137 American; 11/8 Fractional)
  • Burnley — 3.00 (+200; 2/1)
  • Norwich — 3.00 (+200; 2/1)
  • Sheffield United — 3.25 (+225; 9/4)
  • Middlesbrough — 4.00 (+300; 3/1)
  • West Bromwich Albion — 4.33 (+333; 10/3)
  • Blackburn — 5.00 (+400; 4/1)

The Sky Bet Championship Golden Boot award is given to the player with the most goals.

Championship 2022-23 top goalscorer betting odds:

  • Ben Brereton (Blackburn) — 11.00 (+1000 American; 10/1 Fractional)
  • Teemu Pukki (Norwich) — 11.00 (+1000; 10/1)
  • Joel Piroe (Swansea) — 17.00 (+1600; 16/1)
  • Karlan Ahearne-Grant (West Brom) — 17.00 (+1600; 16/1)
  • Liam Delap (Stoke City) — 17.00 (+1600; 16/1)

Our coverage of Championship League

Alongside season picks, Takebet South Africa offers tips for betting on separate Championship games on a round-to-round basis. They come as single bets and accumulators.

When the experts get another in-depth betting article ready, they research big and small bet markets to find valuable odds — the range spans from the 1×2 classic to some player props.

Read on to learn how we pick events for English Championship game predictions!

Betting markets and odds of England’s Championship tips

The experts of Takebet South Africa research the broadest range of bets offered by online bookmakers in our quest for the best odds. The authors derive probabilities from their analysis and pick bets undervalued by bookies.

Some of the betting markets we use for soccer predictions:

  • 1×2
  • Handicaps
  • Double chance
  • Draw no bet
  • Half-time/full-time (HT/FT)
  • Correct score
  • Over/under goal totals
  • Both teams to score (BTTS)
  • Player to score
  • Cards and corners betting

Our England’s Championship betting tips often entail the most valuable odds for the chosen bet there are. Single picks are the most prevalent due to their lower margins, having their odds ranging from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200; 2/1) on most occasions. Accumulators are around 10.00 (+900; 9/1) or can be higher.

English Championship game predictions

Our regular articles about Championship are mostly game predictions for fixtures of the top teams in the league, such as Fulham, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, or Bournemouth. Experts pick Championship games between these renowned squads and sometimes other teams if their matches impact the title winner or the EPL promotion.

Our Championship League predictions for different games are in-depth articles covering each fixture in the slightest detail. We will tell you about everything surrounding the game, such as the latest odds and implied probabilities, recaps of the latest matches played by each of the two squads, their overall form and the recent scores, stats, H2H and trends.

After pouring on you what we deem the most crucial information that can affect the game, Takebet South Africa finishes our English Championship preview and predictions with a tip.

Championship table predictions and player tips

Outright bets are something we start with when another Championship season is on the horizon. Predictions cover team results and individual player accomplishments. The former include in-depth Championship previews with betting tips on the league winner, a team to be promoted or relegated, top 6 finish, top goalscorer, and such.

We offer EFL Championship predictions a couple of weeks before a season starts.

How experts analyse Championship matches for predictions

Sports analysts on our team break down the Championship teams using statistics, results and betting odds to predict probabilities and choose bets. We use many data points and factual information and offer the most crucial to you in our English Championship previews. Let’s look at the data we use and the league.

The EFL Championship comprises many tactical teams with different approaches. Some squads, such as Swansea, Sheffield United and Fulham, love to have the ball and control the game. The latter mostly plays a 4-2-31 formation, with the number 10 role primarily for switching the ball quickly from one side to another. A wing-back pushes high up on the pitch to create short passing triangles for a full-back to have a shot at overlapping and laying the ball into the box as the striker uses his physical presence to disrupt the defence. In addition, they love to cut passing lanes by covering spaces when out of possession.

Other teams like Blackburn Rovers love to sit and play fast on counterattacks. They deal in long balls in place of short passing, as they love to find each other with a long pass in hopes of catching the opponent. Long shots are typical, as they tend not to hold possession of the ball. These squads play aggressive soccer and try to win the ball back in their half.

No matter the teams, the experts of Takebet South Africa offer thorough research and accurate EFL Championship predictions. We watch league games to provide tactical analysis and explore H2H, recent and historical result trends, the latest news, and odds.

Here are some team stats we use for our betting tips:

  • Goals scored
  • Big chances
  • Shots on/off-target
  • Shots conceded
  • Expected goals (xG)
  • Ball possession percentages

The performance of players is explored, as well as their fitness to play: we analyse injury updates and the form of top performers to predict lineups in the picks.

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