England Championship 2022-23 predictions: season preview
Fulham won the 2021-22 Championship title as they got promoted to the Premier League, thus spending one season only in the lower of two league.
Championship football predictions on Takebet are given for the 2022-23 EFL Championship season for matches of 24 teams playing.
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 a Championship play-offs to decide the third team to be promoted to the EPL. The winner of the semi-finals qualifies for the play-offs final which takes place at Wembley. The final is a one-legged tie that sees the winner being promoted to the Premier League. The bottom three clubs are automatically relegated to the EFL League One.
On Takebet, you will find free England Championship tips for betting on the winner of the league, on the teams to be promoted to the Premier League, on the top scorer and other outrights. Also, our experts offer EFL Championship game predictions through the season.
Full list of the teams participating in the 2022-23 EFL Championship:
- Norwich City
- Blackburn Rovers
- West Bromwich Albion
- Queens Park Rangers
- Stoke City
- Coventry City
- Huddersfield Town
- Luton Town
- Sheffield United
- Preston North End
- Swansea City
- Birmingham City
- Bristol City
- Hull City
- Cardiff City
- Peterborough United
- 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 loosing 17. They had not the worst goal difference of -17, with 34 goals bagged and 53 conceded. This result saw Sean Dyche being sacked and Vincent Komany being appointed as the general manager to lead the club in the 2022-23 Championship season.
The team is seriously lacking in attack after its best striker Maxwel Cornet has left for West Ham (9 goals in the 2021-22 EPL season). They will probably see to acquiring a solid forward before the summer's end.
Josh Brownhill, a central midfielder, is among the main starts 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 player 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, then Claudio Ranieri until January 24 and Roy Hodgson afterwards, who left the club subsequently.
For the 2022-23 Championship season, Rob Edwards came to stay at the helm of Watford.
Emmanuel Dennis, the best striker of the club in the 2021-22 Premier League with 10 goals, left the team for Nottigham 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 is as able to 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 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 matches, the second-most. Dean Smith stays the head coach for now.
The team managed to retain 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. The Baggies were relegated back to the Championship after a poor outing in the EPL, finished 10th with 67 points in the 2021-22 season and stayed for the another one.
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. They were nine points short of topping Luton Town on the sixth place and participating in the last playoffs.
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 key to the team's success.
Other key players of West Bromwich Albion apart from Karlan Grant and Callum Robinson:
- Semi Ajayi
- Matthew Phillips
- Conor Townsend
- Kyle Bartley
- Darnell Furlong
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. He is better to have 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 Championshop 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
Football fans get free Championship season predictions for future events on Takebet, 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 English Championship betting tips is the odds analysis.
As 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-offs: the squads that finish from third to sixth compete in the play-offs, 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)
Coverage of English Championship League predictions
Alongside season picks, Takebet offers free England Championship tips for betting on separate games, on a round-to-round basis. Now, our English Championship match predictions come as single bets and less often as 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 1x2 classic to some player props.
Read on to learn how Takebet picks events for English Championship game predictions!
Betting markets and odds of England Championship tips
The experts of Takebet research the widest range of bets offered by online bookmakers in our quest for the best odds in the England Championship picks for betting. The authors derive probabilities from their analysis and pick the bets which are undervalued by bookies.
Some of the betting markets we use for football predictions (Championship):
- Double chance
- Draw no bet
- Half time full time
- Correct score
- Over under goal totals
- Both teams to score
- Player to score
- Cards and corners betting
Our England Championship betting tips often entail the most valuable odds for the chosen bet offered on popular betting sites. Single picks are the most prevalent due to their lower margins. Such bets offer odds in the range 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 match predictions
Regular articles are mostly England Championship 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 for betting which are played among these teams or between them and other squads if such matches impact the title winner or the promotion.
EFL Championship predictions for games are separate in-depth articles covering each fixture in the slightest detail. We tell you about everything surrounding the game such as the latest odds and implied probabilities at top bookmakers, 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 to be the most crucial information that can affect the game, Takebet finished our English Championship preview and predictions with a bet pick.
Championship table predictions and player tips
Outright bets are something we start with when on the horizon there is another Championship season. Predictions cover both team results and individual accomplishments of players. The former include in-depth Championship preview and predictions with punts on the following betting markets: the league winner, to be promoted and relegated, top 2/top 6 finish, and others if available. The latter are top goalscorer and player of the year picks.
EFL Championship table predictions are offered a couple of weeks before a season starts.
Schedule of top 2022-23 Championship game predictions
A great bulk of our England Championship picks for betting are matches of top importance and interest: clashes between the most successful and popular teams, their decisive matches against other squads, and some other games where we spot lucrative bet options. Later you will find here the calendar of 2022-23 EFL Championship predictions for top matches of Norwich City, Watford, West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City and Sheffield United.
How experts analyse Championship matches for sure predictions
Sports analysts on our team break down the Championship teams using statistics, results and betting odds to predict probabilities and choose bets. Many data points are used as well as factual information, with the most crucial info offered to you in our English Championship previews and predictions. Let’s have a look at the data we use and the league itself.
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 be in control of possession. 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. When out of possession, they love to cut passing lanes by covering spaces.
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 common, as they tend not to hold possession of the ball. These squads play aggressive football and try to win the ball back in their own half.
No matter the teams, experts of Takebet offer a thorough research and objective picks of Football League Championship predictions. We watch actual games to provide you with a tactical analysis, explore H2H, recent and historical result trends, the latest news and odds.
Here are some team stats Takebet uses in England’s Championship betting tips:
- Goals scored and conceded
- Big chances created and conceded
- 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 English Championship picks.
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