Football By Jon Ivan-Duke

Championship Playoffs: Norwich Favourites For Promotion

Brentford are celebrating making it in to the Championship Playoffs after slipping in to the promotion zone at the expense of Derby. Brentford overcame relegated Wigan 3-0, while Derby dropped out of the playoff spots after losing by a similar margin to Reading.

Bournemouth sealed the title after winning against Charlton, while Watford could only draw against Sheffield Wednesday. It means Norwich, Middlesbrough, Brentford and Ipswich are the teams to fight it out for the final promotion place.

William Hill make Norwich the 7/4 favourites for promotion, Middlesbrough at 9/4, Ipswich at 3/1 and Brentford are 4/1 outsiders. 

“Brentford have made it in to the playoffs but the betting suggests Norwich are the team most likely to make it in to the Premier League,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. 

Championship Playoffs – To Get Promoted: 7/4 Norwich, 9/4 Middlesbrough, 3/1 Ipswich, 4/1 Brentford


[Picture by: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport,  Norwich City's Elliott Bennett and Brentford's Moses Odubajo compete for the ball