English Championship betting tips 2017-18

The Football League Championship will kick-start soon enough for the 2017-18 season with all the 24 clubs in action. The race to reach the Premier League began on an exciting note, and let us have a look at some of the matches. Get the latest English Championship betting odds & tips here.

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What can we expect from the 2017-18 season? There will be drama, fights, victories, losses, heroes, villains but most of all exciting football once again. A quick preview should get us warmed up for the season.

It is gearing up to be another very exciting season as the series of summer transfers in various clubs raise expectations all around the league.

Aston Villa have been installed as early favourites to gain promotion back to the Premier League next season, with Middlesborough also regarded as strong contenders.

The latest English Championship betting tips 2017-18 for match-week 4 can be found below:

Burton Albion v Birmingham City betting tips:
Match to end in a draw

Sheffield United v Barnsley betting tips
Sheffield United to win

Aston Villa v Norwich City betting tips
Aston Villa to win

Bolton Wanderers v Derby County betting tips
Derby to win

Bristol City v Millwall betting tips
Bristol City to win

Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday betting tips
Fulahm to win

Ipswich Town v Brentford betting tips
Match to end in a draw

Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough betting tips
Middlesbrough to win

Preston North End v Reading betting tips
Match to end in a draw

Queens Park Rangers v Hull City betting tips
Hull City to win

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Cardiff City betting tips
Wolves to win

Sunderland v Leeds United betting tips
Match to end in a draw

Villa, managed by Steve Bruce, spent their first season in the Championship struggling for form and consistency, and could only manage a mid-table finish last time around.

This season they are determined to return to the top, underlined by their recruitment of former Chelsea and England captain John Terry, who will lead the side. They have also brought in experienced players like Glenn Whelan, Ahmed Elmohamady and Christopher Samba to add to a squad which already looks strong on paper.

Following their relegation from the Premier League last season, Middlesbrough have appointed Garry Monk as manager, with clear ambitions to make an immediate return to the top flight this season.

Again their squad has been strengthened by the addition of Jonny Howson from Norwich, Darren Randolph from West Ham, and, particularly Britt Assombalonga from Nottingham Forest and Danish striker Martin Braithwaite who should help improve the number of goals the team scores, an area where they struggled when in the Premier League.

Further recruitment may be needed, however, if they lose central defender Ben Gibson to a Premier League club before the close of the transfer window.

The other two relegated teams, Hull City and Sunderland, both have new managers in the form of Leonid Slutsky and Simon Grayson respectively, and although their fans will want an immediate return to the Premier League, the need to stabilise both clubs may mean that this season will be spent in the mid reaches of the table.

 

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Both Birmingham City and Wolves flirted with relegation last season and both can be expected to perform better this time round, Birmingham under the stewardship of Harry Redknapp and Wolves with new Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves. Norwich and Reading may also challenge for a play-off spot.

Elsewhere Fulham can expect to perform the best of the four London teams in the division, and Sheffield Wednesday cannot be discounted, having reached the play-offs in the last two years, and having bought experienced striker Jordan Rhodes. They also will have the Sheffield derby against city rivals United to enjoy for the first time in five years.

At the other end of the table, newly promoted Millwall and Bolton will likely find themselves in a relegation fight, along with the likes of Burton Albion, QPR and Barnsley.

The season may be over and attentions redirected towards the Copa America, but there is the usual summer buzz surrounding the transfers and preparations for the new season and that excitement will build up slowly until the 8th of August when the action begins. The Championship may be on a break, but the thrill and excitement continues..

Here’re the latest English Championship betting odds for the 2017-18 season:

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