Championship relegation odds
Championship relegation 2020/2021
Who will be relegated from the 2020/21 EFL Championship?
Hull City, Wigan Athletic and Charlton Athletic were all relegated from the 2019/20 EFL Championship and will play their football next year in the EFL League One. Wigan Athletic were controversially relegated as they were subject to a 12 point deduction which placed them in the relegation spots by the end of the season. This season, the relegation battle should be very close with Rotherham United, Wycombe Wanderers and Coventry City all promoted to the division.
Coventry City dominated in their 2019/20 League One campaign finishing in first place via the new “points per game” system which guaranteed their spot in the 2020/21 Championship season. Although they did well last season, they’ll have to go up another gear if they are to survive the drop and stay in the EFL Championship.
Rotherham United also won automatic promotion from League One following their second placed finish last season. They have players such as Michael Smith, Billy Jones and Clark Robertson who’ll all have to play at the top of their game if the club is to avoid relegation. They’re also likely to bring in new faces in the upcoming transfer window if the funds are there which will definitely help their cause.
Wycombe Wanderers gained promotion via the playoffs after beating Oxford United 2-1 in the playoff final behind closed doors at Wembley Stadium. They could be one of the favourites to get relegated, however, if they can make some good signings this summer and make use of striker Adebayo Akinfenwa, they could stay up.
Barnsley finished 1 point above the relegation zone which underlined a disappointing 2019/20 Championship season. They had only 12 wins from 46 games along with a -20 goal difference and only avoided relegation due to Wigan Athletic’s 12 point deduction due to going into administration. If Barnsley don’t make the necessary improvements, they’ll be one of the favourites to plunge down into the EFL League One.
Birmingham City also played in the Championship last season having narrowly avoided relegation by 2 points. Like Barnsley, they had only 12 wins from 46 games and had a very negative goal difference. They have good players such as Ivan Sunjic, Kristian Pedersen and Maxime Colin who’ll all be instrumental in Birmingham City’s survival next season. Other clubs who finished near the relegation zone last season were Luton Town and Huddersfield Town who could both be in a relegation battle next season.