Stoke City most backed side for promotion to Premier League

Stoke City are leading the way in the 'Championship Automatic Promotion' betting market at 11/2

With Gary Rowett now in the hot-seat at the Bet365 Stadium following the departure of Paul Lambert, hopes are high that Stoke City can make an immediate return back up to the Premier League and the bookmakers are pretty optimistic about their chances of doing so. At best odds of just 11/2, the Potters are the pick of the punters to win the Championship title outright and gain promotion to the top-flight at the end of 2018/19, some 16% of all bets in this category being placed on Gary Rowett’s men.

Leeds United are also proving to be a popular choice amongst punters and with a new man at the helm at Elland Road in the form of former Chile and Argentina boss Marcelo Bielsa, hopes are high that their lengthy absence from the Premier League might soon be at an end, William Hill Bookmakers going 11/1 that they win the Championship title.

Looking at the relegation odds, Swansea City are being backed for a second successive relegation although they are still available at odds of 33/1, some 15% of all bets in this market going on the Swans.


Championship Promotion/Relegation – William Hill Odds


Championship Winner


11/2 –  Stoke City

8/1  –  Middlesbrough

8/1  –  West Bromwich Albion

9/1  –  Nottingham Forest

11/1 –  Leeds United

11/1 –  Swansea City

12/1 –  Derby County

12/1 –  Aston Villa

16/1 –  Brentford


Championship promotion


6/4  –  Stoke City

11/4 –  Middlesbrough

5/2  –  West Bromwich Albion

10/3 –  Nottingham Forest

10/3 –  Leeds United

10/3 –  Swansea City


Championship Relegation


11/10 – Rotherham United

11/10 – Bolton Wanderers

11/4 –  Ipswich Town

7/2 – Reading

4/1  –  QPR