The Championship Race for Promotion
The Championship season is currently on hold, and the hope is that things will return shortly so we can see who is to be promoted up to the Premier League.
Three teams will go up, two automatic and then one from the playoffs. These games are set to be played behind closed doors, which will add a different element to what we usually see, especially in the playoffs. These games are known for their atmosphere, and that will be sadly missing.
When things get back up and running, who will take honours and get up into the Premier League? Our guess is that three former Premier League teams will be the ones to come out on top.
The Race for Automatic Promotion
Leeds are the current Championship leaders, with a one point advantage over second placed West Brom. They began the season as one of the favourites for promotion and so far, despite a small blip in the winter, they have proved to be worthy favourites.
When things do get back to normal, expect Leeds to be popular and it would be no surprise to see people taking advantage of the betting accounts offers
available and backing them to return to the Premier League.
Behind them are West Brom, currently in second and with a six point lead over third placed Fulham. They are in a strong position, and have a team full of players who are used to being towards the top of the Championship, so will know how to play during the run in.
West Brom look strong favourites to follow Leeds up into the top flight.
The Playoff Picture
The playoffs often prove to be a bit of a minefield, with the third place team having a poor record. The reason for this is usually because teams who finish third have the disappointment of missing out on automatic promotion to contend with.
That may not be the case this season, with the gap currently in place so the team finishing third won’t have that disappointment in their heads. Fulham are a team full of Premier League quality and are currently third. If there is a team in the playoff positions with the players for a big game, it is Fulham, they won the playoffs in 2018
With a nine point gap to those out of the playoffs, it would take a huge collapse for Fulham to not make it. Once in, few others have their experience.
Brentford have been on a great run to get into the playoffs and are the dark horse. Nottingham Forest and Preston are currently holding onto the find couple of spots, but this could all change. There are just three points between Preston in 6th and Swansea in 11th, so just one win could change the entire makeup of the playoffs.
Plenty of eyes will be on the top of the table, but as far as excitement goes, it could be the playoffs that bring us great enjoyment when the Championship finally resumes.