Championship Play Off Trends

Posted on: May 7th, 2016 by Jonny Grossmark

Since 1997-1998 only two teams who finished fourth in the Championship have been promoted via the play off  final  so Hull at 9/4 does not appeal although I would not rule them out completely .

If we look at the table below then I have added the points total of the play off teams in their last 4 league games  before the play offs and we see that the average total points of the teams that were promoted ( last 4 league games ) was 7.57 so the profile of a promoted team via the play off would not be a team that had a storming last 4 games picking up all 12 points or a team that  struggled to pick up points in the last 4 games.

Brighton ( 5/2 ) tick all the boxes , Derby / Sheffield Wednesday getting promoted would certainly buck the last 4 league games points trend .

Bet Advice

Brighton to be promoted @5/2

Hull to be promoted @9/4

I would not rule Hull out because of their points total in the last 4 games which fits the profile of a promoted team.

 

 

2001/2002 Promoted last 4 games
3 Wolves 4
4 Millwall 10
5 Birmingham P 8
6 Norwich 10
2002/2003
3 Sheff UTD 7
4 Reading 6
5 Wolves P 8
6 Forest 5
2003/2004
3 Sunderland 8
4 WHU 10
5 Ipswich 5
6 Palace P 9
2004/2005
3 ipswich 6
4 Derby 6
5 Preston 4
6 WHU P 7
2005/2006
3 Watford P 8
4 Preston 10
5 Leeds 5
6 Palace 5
2006/2007
3 Derby P 6
4 WBA 6
5 Wolves 7
6 Southamp. 9
2007/2008
3 Hull P 6
4 Bristol City 4
5 Palace 9
6 Watford 2
2008/2009
3 Sheff UTD 5
4 Reading 7
5 Burnley P 7
6 Preston 12
2009/2010
3 Forest 7
4 Cardiff 7
5 Leicester 12
6 Blackpool P 7
2010/2011
3 Swansea P 10
4 Cardiff 5
5 Reading 5
5 Forest 12
2011/2012
3 WHU P 10
4 Birmingham 6
5 Blackpool 8
6 Cardiff 10
2012/2013
3 Watford 6
4 Brighton 10
5 Palace P 6
6 Leicester 4
2013/2014
3 Derby 10
4 QPR P 7
5 Wigan 3
6 Brighton 7
2014/2015
3 Norwich P 7
4 Boro 7
5 Brentford 7
6 Ipswich 7
2015/2016
3 Brighton 8
4 Hull 7
5 Derby 5
6 Sheff Wed 5