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2019/20 EFL Championship Promotion - Stoke City and Bristol City have what it takes

The Potters & Robins predicted to make a strong push for promotion
Stoke City Joe Allen
Joe Allen will be a key player in Stoke's EFL Championship campaign (Getty Images)


2019/20 EFL Championship Promotion Predictions, Betting Odds & Tips


The English Championship is one of the most exciting domestic football league in the world. A number of teams will be fighting for promotion to get into the lucrative English Premier League but only three will achieve their aim.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United are favourites to win the division, while Scott Parker will aim to lead a rejuvenated Fulham back to the Premier League at the first time of asking. Stoke City’s target will be to improve on last year’s woeful lower mid-table finish and Bristol City are an excellent value bet.

2019/20 EFL Championship Promotion Betting Odds


2019/20 EFL Championship promotion betting odds correct on 2 August 2019:

TeamOdds
Leeds United
2.75
Fulham
3.25
Cardiff City
4.50
Brentford
5.50
West Brom
5.50
Stoke City
6.50
Middlesbrough
7.00
Derby County
8.00
Huddersfield City
8.00
Nottingham Forest
8.00
Bristol City
9.00
Sheffield Wednesday
9.00
Swansea
11.00
Preston
11.00
Blackburn
11.00
Birmingham City
21.00
Luton
23.00
Wigan
29.00
Hull
29.00
QPR
34.00
Reading
34.00
Millwall
34.00
Barnsley
34.00
Charlton
51.00


EFL Championship Promotion Tips - Stoke City & Bristol City


Stoke City struggled to adapt to life in the Championship last season, but boss Nathan Jones will be confident of guiding them back to the Premier League in his first full season in charge. 

Stoke have signed well during the summer, with Lee Gregory and Nick Powell both adding quality and Championship experience to the side. Young striker Tyrese Campbell is another player who can impress this season following an impressive loan spell in League One last season. 

On paper, Stoke have one of the strongest starting 11s in the league and they can make it count this season. If they can get Benik Afobe performing and get Tom Ince back to full fitness, then a promotion push should be a certainty for The Potters. 

Bristol City Adam Webster
Bristol City central defender Adam Webster is likely to partner Tomas Kalas in the heart of defence as the Robins' aim for promotion (Getty Images)

Elsehwere, Bristol City are an excellent value bet at 9.00. Lee Johnson’s side has made improvements every year and after narrowly missing out on the play-offs last campaign, going one better this season shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for The Robins. 

The signings of Jay DaSilva and Tomas Kalas from Chelsea has shown that the club is not lacking in ambition. After knocking on the door for several seasons, this could finally be the time that they breakthrough. 
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Verdict

Stoke City have added quality players to their side and have one of the strongest starting 11s in the Championship. Bristol City are an excellent value after narrowly missing out on the play-offs last season.

EFL Championship Promotion: Stoke City @550 at BetMGM - 3 Units
EFL Championship Promotion: Bristol City @800 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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