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Matthew Glazier
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19 May 2024

Championship 1-24 Predictions 2023-24

The Championship is notoriously difficult to predict. However, we’re going to try! Leicester City, Leeds United and Southampton are the teams aiming to bounce back after relegation from the Premier League, although there could be a few surprises in store.

We have predicted the final standings in the Championship by listing teams in their potential finishing order. Ranked 1 to 24 so find your team and see where we think they will finish the season!

You often see great betting odds in the championship as its so hard to predict, so if you treat this prediction as an expert betting tip, there will be some excellent value.

1-24 Championship Predictions 2023-24

Championship predictions 1-24

1. Leicester City

Leicester City were something of a car crash under Brendan Rodgers and Dean Smith last season although they could be capable of an immediate return under Enzo Maresca. The signings of Conor Coady and Harry Winks should ensure the Foxes are in a lofty position.

2. Middlesbrough

Boro started last season with Chris Wilder in charge although their fortunes were transformed when Michael Carrick took charge. With the former Manchester United assistant coach having a full pre-season, we should see a strong showing.

3. Swansea City

Michael Duff proved his worth at Cheltenham Town before impressing in his one and only season at Barnsley. He has now been given an opportunity to steer the Swans in an upward direction and there have been some eye-catching arrivals.

4. Ipswich Town

For the past couple of seasons, Ipswich were almost too good for League One and now they find themselves in a division to which they’re expected to adjust quickly. Kieran McKenna should get a tune out of this talented squad once again.

5. Leeds United

It could also be play-offs for a Leeds team who are taken into battle by Daniel Farke, with the German having twice achieved promotion with Norwich City. However, there haven’t been many notable arrivals with the exception of Ethan Ampadu.

6. Southampton

Russell Martin jumped at the chance to leave Swansea City for Southampton although it could end up being something of a sideways move. The former MK Dons manager has to pick up the pieces after the team’s relegation although there should be funds to spend.

7. Norwich City

David Wagner is another German manager with a strong track record in the Championship, having taken Huddersfield up to the Premier League. We might expect Norwich to challenge for the play-off spots.

8. Plymouth Argyle

There’s no reason why Stephen Schumacher’s side can’t continue their upward trajectory. They’ve enjoyed a meteoric rise and we can expect Plymouth to accrue plenty of points at Home Park, with the Pilgrims fending off Sheffield Wednesday for automatic.

9. Sunderland

Tony Mowbray is about as experienced as they come at Championship level. The Black Cats are another team on the rise and their vast home support can ensure a top-half finish and perhaps something more.

10. West Brom

Carlos Corberan was wanted by Leeds United and ended up signing a lucrative contract at The Hawthorns. The Spaniard fared well before the Baggies really dipped last season although there is quality in the ranks.

11. Millwall

Gary Rowett saw his Lions narrowly miss out on the play-offs last season but we can expect them to use that disappointment to good effect this time around.

12. Hull City

Oscar Estupinan and Benjamin Tetteh are two reasons why Hull City might fare well next season, while Liam Delap could end up being an inspired loan signing and a top-half finish could be on the cards.

13. Sheffield Wednesday

Darren Moore had no sooner achieved promotion with the Owls than he had been deposed at Hillsborough, with Xisco Munoz having been given the task of steering Wednesday in an upwards direction.

14. Huddersfield Town

We know that there will be Championship management changes during the season and perhaps Neil Warnock won’t last the distance but he did a sterling job at the Yorkshire club last season and we can expect them to go well.

15. Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn were early pace-setters at Ewood Park, with Jon Dahl Tomasson then seeing his team dip away and perhaps the malaise might continue into the new campaign especially if Ash Phillips leaves.

16. Preston North End

Ryan Lowe’s side were the clean sheet kings in the early part of last season and it’s their defensive knowhow that should keep them out of trouble this season.

17. Rotherham United

Rotherham’s recent pre-season friendly win over Sheffield United bodes well for Matt Taylor’s outfit, with the Millers capable of keeping their head above water.

18. Stoke City

It’s going to be another underwhelming season for Stoke who simply struggle to achieve lift-off under whichever manager is in charge. Alex Neil could be the latest to find life tough going on a modest budget.

19. Watford

Watford’s policy of hiring and firing could end up with a lowly Championship position. Matters haven’t been helped when neighbours Luton are in the Premier League under former Hornets boss Rob Edwards.

20. Bristol City

Nigel Pearson’s team are one of the more unpredictable outfits and it might be a season of struggle for a Robins side who are often involved in high-scoring clashes.

21. Birmingham City

John Eustace was hugely successful when steering the Blues to a lofty finish, although it could be a struggle this season. Budgets are tight at St Andrews right now and the team could struggle defensively.

22. QPR

Queens Park Rangers are something of a sinking ship right now, with Gareth Ainsworth having left the club from Wycombe although he might be regretting that decision.

23. Cardiff City

The Bluebirds have been flirting with relegation over the past few seasons and perhaps they finally return to League One here. Even the return of Aaron Ramsey is unlikely to have the desired effect.

24. Coventry City

Someone will end up finishing bottom and perhaps the Sky Blues will suffer a hangover from reaching the play-off final last season. Mark Robins has lost Viktor Gyokeres and that could mean the team are chronically short of goals.

More opinions?

It will be interesting to check back at the end of the season and see how many we manage to predict! Feel free to get involved and make your own predictions.

If you fancy hearing another opinion on the Championship 1-24 predictions, then check out our good friend Ben Bloom who runs the Benjamin Bloom Football Channel on youtube. Here is his video with his 1-24 predictions for the 2023-23 season:

Championship 1-24 PREDICTIONS 2023/24 ↕️

Matthew Glazier

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Matthew Glazier is one of the biggest names in the sports betting industry, with this leading writer having twenty years experience which includes working for bet365, William Hill and betfair.

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