The second tier of English football is thought by some to be even more exciting than the Premier League itself with teams competing to get into the elite division. And then, at the very end of the season you have the Play off final at Wembley in a tie that is dubbed the richest fixture in the game.
Enhanced odds promotions may be slower to come in for the Championship but there are some regular offers around so if you are a big fan, here’s what you can look forward to.
For new customers, the Championship offers a lot of opportunity to find an enhanced odds deal. The bookmakers involved will look at the schedules and pick a live TV game before boosting the prices in the result market. The promos come in two forms and usually you can get prices on one team to win or sometimes, if the two teams are evenly matched, there will be a lift on both of them.
The exact prices involved will obviously vary but it’s not unusual to see an odds on price climb to around 6/1 or maybe even higher.
Terms will also vary but typically, you should get winnings at the standard book price paid into your new bookie account while the profit on the price lift portion will be issued as a free bet token. This is common amongst the bookmakers taking part but check all ts and cs to make sure you are happy.
Once you have a new account set up you will be able to find regular price boosts right through the Championship season. These will take an important game such as Brighton and Hove Albion v Newcastle United and perhaps give a lift on two outcomes – maybe Newcastle to win and both teams to score.
As a common alternative, one team to win and a certain player to score can often be found as an option. With this type of offer, the increases involved can be much smaller with maybe only a shift in two points being quoted.
However, there are clear benefits to the type of price boost that exists for current account holders and the main plus point is the fact that there is no maximum stake. With a new customer deal, expect to be restricted to a £10.00 upper stake but here you can punt as much as your like and there are no free bet tokens either as any profits will be issued straight back into your playing account.
888sport are arguably the first bookmaker you should look for in terms of enhanced Championship odds as they are active with their football price boosts every week. In 2016/17, 888 also sponsored four Championship sides in Nottingham Forest, Preston North End, Birmingham City and Brentford and as a result, you could often get an enhanced odds deal whenever those teams were playing a big match.
Coral are also busy here, as are Paddy Power, Fun88, Ladbrokes and others. While the Premier League dominates the live TV schedules, the Championship gets plenty of coverage too with some big live games taking place on Friday night and this is a good time to seek out this type of deal.
The play off final in May is almost guaranteed to bring some enhanced promotions too as two teams battle for a place in England’s premier league.
We will look to showcase all the best Championship promotions as they are announced by the sportsbooks so keep on reading to see where the best value can be found.