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EFL Championship Odds: The Odds Manager Guide to the 2020-21 Season


The EFL Championship is the tightest league in Europe and every team’s capable of doing a number on the others.

With keys to the money-spinning Premier League on the line, teams leave it all out on the field as they battle for those coveted promotion spots.

Here at Odds Manager, we’ve got the drama covered, with all the latest EFL Championship odds and betting news.

EFL Championship Betting Update – October 2020

October sees five rounds of matches in the Championship as teams look to hit form before heading into the depths of winter.

Early leaders Reading and Bristol City will look to continue their strong starts to the season but both face some tricky matches.

City are on the road three times in the month, including at Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth while also facing Swansea at home.

At the bottom of the table, Sheffield Wednesday will look to continue to overcome their points deduction, while Nottingham Forest will just be aiming to finally score a goal.

As always, we’ve got all the Championship action covered every week with our cracking Odds Picks and Odds Boosts – be sure to check them out.


Here are all the latest odds for the upcoming matches in the EFL Championship.

Click on any odds to add it to your betslip or click on a fixture to see a comparison of odds from all the top bookies.

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EFL Championship Winners – Our Odds Picks

Brentford top the bookies list after falling at the final fence in last season’s play-off final but will they go one better this season?

Here’s our rundown of the runners and riders for the Championship plus our top Odds Pick to win the title. 

Brentford: After a stinging loss to Fulham in the play-off final, Brentford will be gunning for automatic promotion this season by lifting the title.

With Premier League clubs drooling over their talented squad though, their table-topping aspirations will depend on how many of their stars they can keep on the books.

Our Odds Pick: 7/1 at William Hill

Watford: The Hornets return to the Championship after five years at the heady heights of the Premier League – they’ll look to splash the cash as they eye an immediate return to the top table.

If they can tighten up at the back and sign a young and hungry striker to compliment Suarez, we reckon they’ll be in the mix come May.

Our Odds Pick: 8/1 at bet365

Norwich: Like Watford, the Canaries will be looking to bounce back to the Premier League at the first attempt after a dire 2019/20 season. 

But can they hold on to Teemu Pukki, who’s 29 goals propelled them to the Premier League the last time they faced a Championship dog fight?

Our Odds Pick: 8/1 at William Hill

Our Top Odds Pick for the EFL Championship is WATFORD at 8/1 with bet365.

EFL Championship Promotion – Our Odds Picks

The Championship is all about bagging the Premier League golden ticket and with such a shiny prize, the battle is always fierce.

There are just three promotion places so it’s always a royal rumble for promotion – let’s take a look at the favourites to make the jump this season.

Brentford: Brentford’s hopes hang on keeping last season’s squad together but it looks ripe for a cherry-picking by the Premier League big guns. 

If that happens, then it could be mid-table mediocrity for the Bees.

Our Odds Pick: 5/2 at bet365

Watford: We expect Watford owner Gino Pozzo to bust out the cheque book to try to buy his way back to the Premier League at the first attempt.

It’s a gamble, but if they can conquer the Championship battleground once more, it might just land.

Our Odds Pick: 5/2 at Betway

Bournemouth: The Cherrie’s season could rest on whether rookie manager Jason Tindall can spark life back into last season’s lacklustre squad.

A slow start could spell curtains for Bournemouth’s promotion hopes…and for Tindall.

Our Odds Pick: 5/2 at Betway

Nottingham Forest: It’s already been an agonising wait but Forest fans will be hoping their side can finally return to the Premier League after imploding on the run-in last season.

The squad has the ability, but do they have the self belief? If Lamouchi can inject that, this season could finally be the one.

Our Odds Pick: 9/2 at bet365

Our Top Odds Pick for EFL Championship Promotion is NOTTINGHAM FOREST at 9/2 with bet365.

EFL Championship Top Scorer – Our Odds Picks

In this cut-throat league, a proven marksman makes all the difference in that promotion push – check out who we think will bag the most this season.

Teemu Pukki: He blasted in 29 goals the last time Norwich were in the Championship but will he still be there come the end of the transfer window or is he Finnish’ed? (BOOM BOOM)

Our Odds Pick: 8/1 at William Hill

Adam Armstrong: Armstrong bagged 17 goals in all competitions last season and will be Blackburn’s go-to man this year as they look to produce a charge for promotion – is he the man to blast them back to the Premier League?

Our Odds Pick: 8/1 at William Hill

Lewis Grabban: “Mr Consistent” has scored 36 league goals over the last two seasons for Forest and he’ll be their go-to guy again as they chase their promotion dream – we think he’s a cracking value bet to be Championship Top Scorer.

Our Odds Pick: 14/1 at William Hill

Our Top Odds Pick for EFL Championship Top Goalscorer is LEWIS GRABBAN at 14/1 with William Hill.

EFL Championship Relegation – Our Odds Picks

In such a cutthroat league, the Championship relegation battle is almost as intense as the battle for promotion.

Here we discuss the favourites for the drop, plus our Odds Pick destined for League 1.

Wycombe Wanderers: Wanderers grabbed promotion after success in last season’s League 1 play-off final but could be out their depth in the Championship pool and are odds-on to sink.

Our Odds Pick: 4/6 at Betway

Sheffield Wednesday: Wednesday start the season with a metaphorical dodgy hamstring – they’re already 12 points behind the pack after a pre-season points deduction. 

On paper, their squad have enough class to overcome that and secure Championship safety, but can they deliver?

Our Odds Pick: 9/4 at William Hill

Rotherham: Three things certain in life – death, taxes and Rotherham being in the Championship relegation battle.

The Millers are back once again from League 1, but like their last two visits to the Championship, we think it’ll be another short stay. 

Our Odds Pick: 5/2 at William Hill

Our Top Odds Pick for EFL Championship Relegation is ROTHERHAM at 5/2 with William Hill.

EFL Championship Odds: The Odds Manager Guide to the 2020-21 Season

Bookies love this league thanks to its unpredictability and in recent years they’ve really upped their game with the betting markets available on Championship matches. The top three sites for us are: bet365: The cash behind Stoke City but forgive them as they offer potentially the best betting experience out there. Paddy Power: Not just all about that Twitter feed, they’re also great for odds boosts on all the Championship action. William Hill: A Premier League betting experience for those Championship markets.
Sky Sports is the spiritual home of the EFL Championship - they’ll be showing a number of live games throughout the season. As Covid continues, Championship clubs are also offering streaming of their matches on their own websites - Championship and chill, anyone?
You sure can! Just like the Premier League, bookies offer an epic range of in-play betting markets for all you Championship footie fans.
As the most competitive league in the world - the Championship offers a betting paradise. Week in week out you can be sure of shocks galore, offering you every chance to bag some juicy value. So just sit back, relax and watch the action unfold.