Danny Rohl Sheff Wed

Championship relegation odds: Who's going down and staying up from the second tier?


The Sky Bet Championship relegation battle remains wide open, but who's going down?


Championship table in full

  • 17 | Blackburn - 49 pts | GD: -14
  • 18 | Plymouth - 48 pts | GD: -8
  • 19 | QPR - 47 pts | GD: -17
  • 20 | Stoke - 47 pts | GD: -19
  • 21 | Birmingham - 45 pts | GD: -16
  • 22 | Huddersfield - 44 pts | GD: -23
  • 23 | Sheff Wed - 44 pts | GD: -31
  • 24 | Rotherham - 23 pts | GD: -53
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Generally, the 50-point mark is considered safety in the second tier. That will likely be every teams' goal, with all from 23rd to 17th still looking to secure safety.

Just five points separate those seven sides with three games remaining, meaning it really is all to play.


Sky Bet Championship relegation odds (via Sky Bet)

  • Sheffield Wednesday - 1/3
  • Huddersfield - 1/2
  • Birmingham - 2/1
  • QPR - 4/1
  • Plymouth - 9/1
  • Stoke - 9/1
  • Blackburn - 20/1
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Yorkshire trio down?

The bookies are fairly certain Rotherham will be joined by SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY and HUDDERSFIELD in League One next season; it's hard to disagree.

After an excellent run of six wins in seven, Wednesday have lost won one of five.

The Owls face trips to revitalised duo Blackburn and Sunderland either side of a home game against top-six West Brom. Tricky finish.

Andre Breitenreiter
Andre Breitenreiter has struggled as Town boss

Huddersfield are in equally poor form but their destiny is more in their own hands thanks to their penultimate game of the season being at home to Birmingham.

Either side of that they entertain Swansea, whose season has nothing left on it, before a daunting trip to Ipswich on the final day.


Blues cutting it close

Gary Rowett Millwall

BIRMINGHAM looked to have corrected the error of replacing John Eustace with Wayne Rooney by bringing in Tony Mowbray.

With Mowbray taking a leave of absence for health reasons his coaching team, unsurprisingly, struggled for results, such has the upheaval been this term.

Gary Rowett arrived for a second stint as boss, named interim manager to the end of the season, and two wins form four has taken them out of the drop zone.

The trip to Huddersfield can't be overstated, but they head to relegated Rotherham prior to that - a great chance to open up distance.

A home game against Norwich rounds off their campaign.


Steady Stoke, plucky Plymouth

Plymouth manager Steven Schumacher
Steven Schumacher has struggled at Stoke

STOKE's recent run of 12 points from nine matches, including losing just once in their last four games, has edged them clear of trouble.

Next up they host manager Steven Schumacher's former side PLYMOUTH, where a convenient point would almost certainly see both to safety.

Joe Edwards of Plymouth Argyle celebrates

Argyle had been in free-fall, but the decision to sack Ian Foster his job and place director of football Neil Dewsnip and first-team coach Kevin Nancekivell in temporary charge has proved to be a masterstroke thanks to back-to-back wins - including over top-of-table Leicester.

Both these sides should be fine.


Rangers not clear yet

QPR are flying under Marti Cifuentes

QPR, meanwhile, had looked to be charging to safety but defeat to Sheffield Wednesday and a draw with Plymouth dragged them back into proceedings before a 3-0 thumping at Hull.

A very tricky finish, they now host Preston and Leeds before heading to Coventry on the final day, could make things interesting...


Blackburn back in business

John Eustace
John Eustace needs to turn Blackburn around quickly

It would take something astronomical for BLACKBURN to go down.

John Eustace got his first win as manager at the 10th attempt in emphatic fashion, thrashing Sunderland 5-1 at the Stadium of Light, and Rovers followed that up with a draw against Southampton to move four points clear of the bottom three.

Rovers then shrugged off a 5-0 thumping by Bristol City by becoming the first team to win at Leeds this season.

They're fine.


Odds correct at 1320 BST (14/04/24)

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