Championship: Fulham, Bournemouth, Blackburn among teams seeking Premier League promotion | Soccer News


There is an exciting race underway for promotion from the Championship to the Premier League.

Fulham are currently top, with Bournemouth behind them in second, and Luton, Huddersfield, Sheffield United and Blackburn occupying the remaining top six spots. Up to seven teams below them will still believe they can make the cut as well.

Here we assess the runners and runners, their form and their main remaining matches as they try to break free from the clutches of the Championship and reach the Premier League…

The forerunners of automatic promotion

Fulham

Position: 1st
Games played: 37
Points: 77
Sky Bet promotion odds: Currently suspended

Main meetings: QPR (A) (April 2, 3 p.m.), Middlesbrough (A) (April 5, 7:45 p.m.), Bournemouth (A) (April 23, 3 p.m.), Nottingham Forest (H) (April 26, 7:45 p.m.), Luton (April 30, 3 p.m.), Sheffield United (A) (May 7, 12:30 p.m.)

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Bournemouth

Position: 2nd
Games played: 36
Points: 69
Sky Bet promotion odds: 1/12

Main meetings: West Brom (A) (April 5, 8 p.m.)Sheffield United (A) (April 9, 12:45 p.m.)Middlesbrough (H) (April 15, 3 p.m.)Fulham (M) (April 23, 3 p.m.)Blackburn (A) (April 30, 3 p.m.), Nottingham Forest (A) (May 3, 7 p.m.), Millwall (H) (May 7, 12:30 p.m.)

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The crowded dam battle

Luton

Luton Town's James Bree (centre) celebrates scoring their third goal

Position: 3rd
Games played: 38
Points: 63
Sky Bet promotion odds: 6/1

Main lights: Millwall (H) (April 2, 3 p.m.), Huddersfield (A) (April 9, 7:45 p.m.), Nottingham Forest (H) (April 15, 12:30 p.m.), Fulham (A) (April 30, 3 p.m.)

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Huddersfield

Position: 4th
Games played: 39
Points: 63
Sky Bet promotion odds: 8/1

Key matches: Luton (H) (April 11, 7:45 p.m.), QPR (H) (April 15, 5:30 p.m.)Middlesbrough (A) (April 18, 12:30 p.m.)

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United Kingdom of Sheffield

Billy Sharp of Sheffield United celebrates his goal against Nottingham Forest

Position: 5th
Games played: 38
Points: 61
Sky Bet promotion odds: 9/4

Main lights: QPR (H) (April 5, 7:45 p.m.), Bournemouth (H) (April 9, 12:45 p.m.), QPR (A) (April 30, 3 p.m.), Fulham (M) (May 7, 12:30 p.m.)

Championship: Fulham, Bournemouth, Blackburn among teams seeking Premier League promotion | Soccer News

Blackburn

Position: 6th
Games played: 39
Points: 61
Sky Bet promotion odds: 10/1

Main meetings: Coventry (April 2, 3 p.m.), Bournemouth (H) (April 30, 3 p.m.)

Championship: Fulham, Bournemouth, Blackburn among teams seeking Premier League promotion | Soccer News

Middlesbrough

Position: 7th
Games played: 37
Points: 59
Sky Bet promotion odds: 10/3

Main lights: Fulham (A) (April 5, 7:45 p.m.), Bournemouth (A) (April 15, 3 p.m.), Huddersfield (H) (April 18, 12:30 p.m.)

Championship: Fulham, Bournemouth, Blackburn among teams seeking Premier League promotion | Soccer News

QPR

Andre Gray is congratulated after equalizing for QPR from the penalty spot

Position: 8th
Games played: 38
Points: 59
Sky Bet promotion odds: 1/28

Main meetings: Fulham (M) (April 2, 3 p.m.)Sheffield United (A) (April 5, 7:45 p.m.)Huddersfield (A) (April 15, 5:30 p.m.)Sheffield United (H) (April 30, 3 p.m.)

Championship: Fulham, Bournemouth, Blackburn among teams seeking Premier League promotion | Soccer News

Nottingham Forest

Position: 9th
Games played: 36
Points: 58
Sky Bet promotion odds: 4/1

Main matches: Luton (A) (April 15, 12:30 p.m.)West Brom (H) (April 18, 8 p.m.)Fulham (A) (April 26, 7:45 p.m.)Bournemouth (A) (May 3, 7 p.m.)

Championship: Fulham, Bournemouth, Blackburn among teams seeking Premier League promotion | Soccer News

Millwall

Position: 10th
Games played: 38
Points: 57
Sky Bet promotion odds: 1/22

Main matches: Luton (A) (April 2, 3 p.m.)Bournemouth (A) (May 7, 12:30 p.m.)

Championship: Fulham, Bournemouth, Blackburn among teams seeking Premier League promotion | Soccer News

The hunting pack

As we expected, the list of contenders doesn’t stop there and, with less than 10 games to go, three more teams are a bit further adrift but, by no means, out of the picture.

Coventry sit 11th with 55 points after 38 games (50/1 to be promoted), while West Brom (16/1) are one point and one place behind also after 38 games and even Blackpool (150/1) can still be counted considering they’re 13th on 52 points and with a potentially valuable game in hand, to boot.

Sky Bet Championship football returns on Friday April 1, following the final international break of the season. An exciting run-in will soon be upon us.

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