Championship League week 7
Fulham and West Brom are two clubs aiming at Premier League promotion by the end of the 2019/2020 season. The Championship maybe the most competitive league of all worldwide with 24 teams competing for just two promotions spots. Fulham and West Brom are aiming at promotion.
In fact, the clubs ranked from 3rd to 5th place will have playoffs in between them in a single elimination game before facing the club ranked at the 18th place in the Premier League. This is lots of fun as a fan of football and 888 championship betting offers great odds all season long.
Many teams in the Championship have long history in the Premier League. The most emphatic example is Leeds United. One of the English football’s legendary clubs has been stuck in the Championship for years. Last year after a phenomenal season under coach Bielsa, they failed to advance defeated in the playoffs semifinal round.
Other long-term establish clubs (such as Swansea, Stoke City, Derby County, Middlesbrough, Wigan and Nottingham Forest) are part of the Championship. It definitely shows why it is one of the most exciting leagues to watch in the world and this, despite being the second-tier of English football.
Derby County coach Rosenior comments on the degree of difficulty in the league:
“I think every year we say the Championship is the most competitive it’s ever been. Norwich and Sheffield United probably weren’t among the favourites to get promoted last season but they were absolutely brilliant and that sums up the Championship.
“There are probably 16 or 17 teams that have a realistic chance of getting into the Play-Offs. It’s so competitive because the level is so good and it’s improving every year, so there’s no doubt about how difficult our task will be to make that top six. At the same time, we’ve got a really good chance.”
On his team’s chances to achieve promotion to Premier League:
“I hope we’ll be an entertaining team to watch and we obviously want to win games on top of that as well. There are so many good teams and good players in this division, but we want to play our way and see where it takes us come the end of the season.”