Who Are The Favorites To Be Promoted From Championship?

Hull City, Burnley and QPR were all relegated last season (2015) from the Premier League and two of those three clubs – Hull and Burnley – have come straight back up this season with QPR finishing in 12th place.

And in today’s SkyBet odds, the three relegated sides this season – Aston Villa, Norwich City and Newcastle United are the top three favorites to be promoted from the SkyBet Championship in this upcoming season.


It is a much more difficult league down below and we play 46 league games this season, so Newcastle will play more games than we have played since we were last down below in the Championship in 2009-2010.

Here is the latest betting odds from SkyBet on which club will win the Championship next seoasn.

Newcastle United 5/2
Aston Villa 9/1
Norwich City 9/1
Derby County 12/1
Brighton & Hove Albion 14/1
Sheffield Wednesday 14/1

And as far as getting one of the three promotion slots.

Newcastle United 4/5
Norwich City 100/30
Aston Villa 100/30
Derby County 9/2
Brighton & Hove Albion 5/1
Sheffield Wednesday 11/2

One thing we cannot become is overconfident – and these upcoming games will be both physical and tough, but  Rafa Benitez will make sure of that.

Rafa Benitez will be trying to build a team that is not only good enough to get promoted automatically this season by finishing in the top two, but which is also the basis of a team that can then challenge for the top six in the Premier League the following season.

That’s the plan in any case.

But last August, who would have thought we would be relegated after just spending £52M in the summer transfer market – so nothing is certain in football or in life for that matter.

We should also see some improvements to the facilities at the Benton Training grounds, as Benitez tries to bring Newcastle United into the 21st century and a top club in England once again.

As we said – that’s the plan.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • Jib

    May 30, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #2

    May 30, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #3

    I am very confident we will come straight back up. Biggest club in the league, richest, biggest fan base, best manager and currently the most talented squad

  • The overrated Frenchman

    May 30, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s a good Championship league this coming season. A lot of proper teams. All but a handful spent some or most of the ‘seventies in the old Division One, a great time for English football.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 30, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #5

    There are 17 former PL clubs in the Championship at the moment. I’m confident we’ll be straight back up. We’re better than Hull and Burnley, and Benitez is much better than Mrs Doubtfire.

  • welshgeordie9

    May 30, 2016 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Just out of curiosity but what are the odds on us going down.

  • welshgeordie9

    May 30, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Before you all start having a go I’m just curious that’s all.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 30, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Google it welsh, it can’t be that difficult.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 30, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #9

    One of Jimmy Smith’s more worthy observations:

    “WTF were those signings all about, Pearce, Rush and Barnes, well past it. We were a decent premiership proposition back then, what were they even doing on our radar. Was it Dalglish? Lazy, woeful recruiting.”

    We should have a Gallowgate Football Crimes Tribunal. I reckon dog leash deserves 5 years hard labour plus 5 years community service. I’d let him off however if he could provide a satisfactory explanation because I’ve long been tormented with this puzzle.

  • toonluvva

    May 30, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Anyone who thinks that promotion back to the PL will be a walk in the park should get a grip.

    It is always easier to remain in a division than to get promoted back up. We will probably need at least 96 points to be reasonably certain of automatic promotion, i.e. we need to win thirty plus matches.

    The other teams will also be trying to gain promotion, and will look to take our scalps in every match. It will be a hard drawn out campaign.

    I’m worried that Mr Ashley and Mr Charnley will assume that we will be back in the PL this time next season. Sadly, I’m not convinced that it will be that easy.


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