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Scottish Championship

Scottish Championship Odds & Betting – The Odds Manager Guide

If you thought the English Championship was fun, wait until you get a taste of the good stuff north of the border.

The Scottish Championship is just as mad, just as unpredictable, and just as fun, as ten sides battle it out for a place at the top table alongside Celtic, Rangers, and, well, the rest!

There’s just one automatic promotion spot available, whilst second, third, and fourth battle it out – along with the eleventh placed finisher of the Scottish Premiership – for another place in Scotland’s top tier.

The action comes thick and fast in the Scottish Championship and there is always plenty to sink your teeth into and have a flutter on.

Here are all the latest odds for the upcoming matches in the Scottish 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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Why Bet On The Scottish Championship?

Much like any nation’s second tier competition, the Scottish Championship is full of sides teetering between the lows of the third tier and the euphoria of making it to the Scottish Premiership.

In such a small division – only ten sides are competing in the 2020-21 season – a handful of wins or defeats in a row can see you plummet to the bottom or rocket to the top. 

With this great jeopardy comes the excitement of a topsy-turvy season.

This year even more so, with the clubs voting for a 27-game season rather than the usual 36. 

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Top Teams In The Scottish Championship

The Scottish Championship is ever-changing, but here are the current top four sides battling for promotion:

  • Hearts – Hearts are the run-away favourites for promotion. The Jambos were relegated from the Scottish Premiership last season having had the worst points-per-game at the time of the season being cancelled due to COVID-19. This season they’ve started with a bang and look like easing their way back into the top tier.
  • Dunfermline – Stevie Crawford’s side look the most likely to push Hearts the closest. The Pars haven’t been in the top tier since 2013 and look to be building a solid side, lead by the goals of Declan McManus.
  • Dundee – Dundee were relegated from the Scottish Premiership in 2019 and are still struggling to find a route out of the Championship. The Dees finished third last season, missing a chance to gain promotion through the play-offs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Inverness CT – Caley Thistle finished second last campaign despite losing 10 of their 27 fixtures. They scraped by in a lot of fixtures and will have to solidify their defence if they are to finish as high this season. 
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Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC2/1Bet11/5Bet
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 Scottish Championship Key Dates For The 2020-21 Season

  • April 30, 2021: End of the regular Scottish Championship season
  • May 5, 2021: Play-off semi-final 1st leg
  • May 5, 2021: Premiership play-off quarter-final 1st leg
  • May 9, 2021: Play-off semi-final 2nd leg
  • May 9, 2021: Premiership play-off quarter-final 2nd leg
  • May 12, 2021: Play-off final 1st leg
  • May 12, 2021: Premiership play-off semi-final 1st leg
  • May 15, 2021: Play-off final 2nd leg
  • May 15, 2021: Premiership play-off semi-final 2nd leg
  • May 19, 2021: Premiership play-off final 1st leg
  • May 23, 2021: Premiership play-off final 2nd leg

Top Goalscorer Contenders In The Scottish Championship

Lawrence Shankland of Dundee United walked last season’s competition by netting 24 times in the Scottish Championship, six ahead of Kevin Nisbet of Dunfermline in second. This season’s race looks a lot tighter already:

  • Declan McManus – McManus scored 19 in 26 for Falkirk last season and is continuing this form in the 2020-21 campaign for Dunfermline. The 26-year-old has previously shown he can score at this level for Morton, Raith, and Ross County.
  • Liam Boyce – The Northern Irishman has bagged 62 goals in his last six seasons and is already firing this campaign for Hearts. 
  • Daniel Armstrong – Armstrong looks hungry to kick on and impose himself on the Scottish Championship. At 23, the Scot is looking to settle after spells at Dunfermline, Wolves, and Ross County. 
  • Immanuelson Duku – The Dutchman has impressive for Raith, alongside Armstrong, since making a summer move from Hayes & Yeading. The 28-year-old should get a solid run of matches for the Rovers this season and the goals will flow.

What Happened Last Season?

Last season saw COVID-19 impact the Scottish Championship, meaning it had to finish early on March 13, 2020. Later, in April, the SPFL decided that the league shouldn’t continue, with the champions and relegated side decided on a points-per-game basis.

This meant that Dundee United won the league with a 2.11 average and Partick Thistle were relegated having only achieved 0.96 over their 27 matches.

There were no playoffs to contend, with Queen of the South the luckiest side in the division having narrowly escaped relegation despite being only two points ahead of Partick Thistle and playing a game extra. 

Scottish Championship - FAQ

You can watch the Scottish Championship on BBC Scotland.

Yes. A majority of bookmakers offer hundreds of markets available on the Scottish Championship to bet in-play.

The regular season ends on April 30, 2021 and the play-offs finish on May 23, 2021.

bet365 and 888sport offer markets and great odds on the Scottish Championship.