Championship Football Betting UK
The Championship is the second tier of the English Football League, formerly known as the Second Division prior to the founding of the Premier League, and the Football League First Division prior to 2004. Although it’s the second tier and technically the place where lower-ranked teams reside, the Championship is one of the toughest leagues in the world and is a showcase for some of the best football in the UK. There are 24 teams in the Championship and all of these are vying for a place in the Premier League and the fat paycheque that goes along with it. The teams that finish in first and second place in this league are automatically promoted to the top flight. The teams that finish in the four places below these all enter a 4-team playoff to compete for the final promotional place. The teams that finish in the bottom three of the Championship are all relegated to the third-tier which, rather confusingly for outsiders, is known as League Two. The Championship always guarantees a good show as it is packed with top teams. Each of the 24 teams plays 46 games throughout the season, ensuring there is always plenty of Championship football for fans to get excited about.
Championship Football Teams and Players
The very nature of the Championship means that the best teams tend to be promoted out of the league in the season that follows their big performance. However, those single-season performances have created some big moments in the history of English football. This is true even if you simply focus on seasons post-2004, when the name of the league changed from the Football League First Division to the Championship. In 2009/10, for instance, we saw the mighty Newcastle United win the league with a huge 102 points after experiencing a surprise relegation from the Premier League a season earlier. Peter Whittingham of Cardiff City was the top goalscorer in that particular season, but this was also the year that Andy Carroll significantly improved his reputation, with him and Kevin Nolan scoring many goals for the Toon Army. Other big Championship winners include Leicester City, who also reached 102 points in 2013/14, just a few years before they shocked the world by winning the Premier League. David Nugent was Leicester’s top scorer in that Championship season, but Jamie Vardy, who would later play an instrumental role in their Premier League success, was a close second. Ross McCormack, of Leeds United, was the top scorer overall.
Championship Football Betting
We offer a range of Championship football betting markets here on Karamba and these are available throughout the football season. There are hundreds of games available throughout the year and you can bet on all of them providing you have a Karamba account. There is no denying that the Championship season is action-packed from Gameweek 1 to Gameweek 46. However, it tends to get the most attention during the very first game or two and the last few games. That’s because the Championship football season begins before the Premier League, so it provides a little appetiser for the UK footie fans who have been starved of football over the summer break. It also reaches a climax that even the country’s top-flight struggles to match, so everyone tunes in for those final few games when the automatic promotion spots are finalised and the playoffs get underway. Regardless of when you’re watching, you can bet on Championship football throughout the season here on Karamba. You can place your money on outright bets, accumulator bets, match results, and more. Make your deposit, choose your game, and enjoy the game. Simple! Just make sure you gamble responsibly at all times and check with our Responsible Gaming page if you’re struggling.
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