The Championship is the second tier competition for football in England with 24 clubs aiming for promotion to the top level. Progression to the Premier League is the ultimate aim but the relegation battles are no less intense. The division serves up plenty of entertainment, right across a long season and it’s a popular choice for our Unibet customers. To back up an active sportsbook, Unibet TV is available to live stream the best of the action and here’s our guide to what you can look forward to.
History and Format
English football has had an established second tier since the old Second Division was founded back in 1892. The inception of the Premier League, 100 years later led to some rebranding and the EFL Championship was set up in 2004.
The current format sees 24 teams take part and each will play 46 games in the regular season. The top two teams will earn automatic promotion to the Premier League while the next four sides progress to the playoffs. Following two semi finals, played over two legs, the winning teams face each other in a winner-takes-all showdown at Wembley Stadium. The Championship playoff final is often referred to as the richest game in English football with that last Premier League slot up for grabs.
Meanwhile, the bottom three sides will be automatically relegated at the end of the regular campaign and they will be replaced by three teams from League One. There is so much at stake and this ensures competitive football which makes the Championship so popular with the betting community.
To get involved, simply access your Unibet account and, if you want to follow your stake as it develops, you can watch extensive live Championship coverage via Unibet TV.
Some of the biggest names in English football currently reside in the second tier. They are often referred to as ‘sleeping giants’ because they had previously achieved great success at the top level but are currently struggling to get back into the EPL.
There’s Nottingham Forest, previous winners of the old First Division Championship and a side who had won two European Cups under the great Brian Clough. Nearby Derby County are also previous winners of the first division title while sides such as Birmingham City, Stoke City and Queens Park Rangers were all in the Premier League until relatively recently.
There is a great depth of quality in the Championship and all season long, Unibet TV’s live streaming service captures the best of some thrilling action.
Tune in Via Unibet TV
If you are interested in live streaming the best action from the English Championship then it’s easy to get on board with Unibet TV. Firstly, we just ask that you are a Unibet customer so you can start by logging in to your existing account or completing a simple registration process if you aren’t already signed up here.
Once on board, Unibet TV is available to stream via all devices so you can watch the bigger screen experience via a static desktop if you prefer. Alternatively, the coverage can be picked up on mobile for those who are on the go. Mobile viewing can be the better option for those who want to place a bet in the live Championship markets. In play betting is a popular choice for all football games and, while the live stream is running, those in play odds are updated in real time.
You don’t have to place a bet on the match you are watching but, if you want to add an additional wager, there can be hundreds of options for each Championship game. Naturally, it is possible to place a bet on the result of that game and this remains popular, but many of our customers like to switch to a series of prop bets.
Options such as Correct Score, Winning Margin, Total Goals and Both Teams to Score attract a big following while all Championship games provide a set of markets for individual goal scorers. Live betting is popular too with another set of comprehensive betting options on hand.
It’s over to you now to consider those markets but whatever your own betting strategy may be, Unibet TV is waiting to stream the best of the English Championship action as the season develops.