Who Are In the Best Position to Win the Championship Title?

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Given the finances available in the Premier League today, it has never been more lucrative to get promoted from the Championship.

This season’s second tier of English football has been very competitive, however, in the final third of the campaign, Leeds and West Brom have broken away from the pack.

Here is a look at who has the best chance of lifting based on their form and fixtures which remain this season.


Championship leaders Leeds have won their last five fixtures in the league and as a result are in a great position to return to the Premier League for the first time since the 2003/2004 campaign.

The Yorkshire club have had a number of near misses over the last few years so they will be desperate to avoid the play-offs once again. They are odds-on in the Championship betting to seal promotion this season.

Leeds look to have the easiest run-in of the top four teams in the Championship table. They have home games against Luton, Barnsley, Stoke and Charlton where they will be hot favourites in the betting to win all four of those matches.

Although they have let it slip in the past, it is hard to see Leeds falling from the top two. They look best placed to lift the Championship trophy once the season is concluded.

West Brom

West Brom have led the way in the Championship for large parts of the season, however, a slight recent blip has given the advantage to Leeds. The Baggies were surprisingly beaten 1-0 at home to Wigan last month, while they were held to a goalless draw against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium in their last outing.

Along with Brentford, West Brom are the joint-highest scorers in the Championship so far this season. Hal Robson-Kanu, Charlie Austin and Matt Phillips have been in great form in the campaign and should continue to find the back of the net on a regular basis.

West Brom have tough away game against Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday still to play. They are likely to still get promoted but they may have to settle for the runner up spot.


Fulham are the closest to the top two sides in the Championship as they sit in third place. The Cottagers are six points away from West Brom.

The West London club will need to beat the Baggies when they two sides meet at the Hawthorns. Not only that, Fulham can’t afford to drop too many points from here until the end of the season if they are to top the standings at the end of the campaign.

Brentford’s chances look even slimmer as they are 11 points behind Leeds in fourth place. In order for the Bees to win the title, you would think they would need to win their remaining nine games and hope they get some help from the teams above them.

It is going to be an interesting finish to the season as the pressure mounts up on all the teams in contention for promotion to the Premier League.

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