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#BettingAdvice: 3 Ways to Cash in on the Championship Playoffs

Championship playoffs

This weekend will be about the Championship playoffs. Sandwiched in-between the Premier League’s European clean sweep and the final day of the Premier League season is the first leg of the race to gain promotion to the Premier League.

In a way, this weekend is all about the Premier League.

Two teams in Norwich City and Sheffield United have confirmed their promotion. Four teams, over the next few days, will have to slug it out for a chance to feature in the world’s most expensive football match, the Championship playoffs final.

Before then, the Championship playoffs will feature two semi-final games:

  • Aston Villa vs. West Brom
  • Derby County vs. Leeds United
Championship playoffs
Which of these four teams will gain promotion to the Premier League via the Championship playoffs?

With all that’s at stake for all four sides, these two games should be added to your bet accumulator this weekend. However, what ways are there to make money from these two games?

  1. Back Both Aston Villa and West Brom to Score

When it comes to the Championship playoffs, it’s usually a different ball game. The stakes are different and the atmosphere is usually a stark contrast to that of a normal league game. Furthermore, all teams and players involved are fueled by something extra: the chance to feature in the most-watched league in the world.

Nevertheless, teams involved are rated by their performance in the regular season.

And two teams that did exceptionally well during the season when it comes to goals scored are West Brom and Aston Villa. Despite finishing fourth in the league, West Brom scored 87 goals – an average of almost two goals per game. Only Norwich City, the league champions, scored more goals during the regular season.

Aston Villa, on the other hand, scored five less than their Championship playoffs opponent, 82.

  1. Take Advantage of Derby’s Solid Home Record

Frank Lampard’s Derby County are making a second Championship playoffs appearance in a row – their eighth overall. Last year, the Rams failed to get past the semi-final stage after losing to the eventual winners, Fulham.

This year however, they will be looking to make the most of their home form which was incredible. Only the top two sides in the league won more home games than Derby County this season. Derby County, conceded just 20 goals at home this season, earning them the joint-second best home defensive record this season.

One record Derby did not share with anyone this season was their record number of home losses in the regular season. The Rams lost only three games during the regular season.

  1. Leeds’ Derby Domination

Leeds United, led by Marcelo Bielsa, won 25 matches in the Championship, more than any other playoff side. While this gives them some sort of edge, it’s their late-season form that is a big worry for the side. They could only win one point from the last four played this season. This form cost them dearly as they lost out on automatic promotion.

This side may have ended the regular season on a bad streak of form. However, history suggests that they love playing (and winning) against Derby. They did the league double over Derby this season – defeating them 1-4 away from home and then following it up with a 2-0 win.

Leeds have won five of the last 10 meetings between both sides, compared to Derby’s three wins.





Possible Outcome

Aston Villa vs. West Brom


Both Teams to Score

Derby County vs. Leeds United

Both Teams to Score


What do you think? What are your predictions for these games in the Championship playoffs? Leave us your comments and share your thoughts with us.

Author: For The Goal

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