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Championship Betting: Norwich favourites to win second tier title ahead of Leeds

3:38 PM GMT 20/02/2019
Teemu Pukki Norwich City
Daniel Farke's Canaries are on an impressive run and could win promotion to the Premier League, but have a battle on their hands to win the title

The race for promotion to the Premier League looks set to go down to the wire with four teams at the top of The Championship all separated by just three points.

Norwich City lead the pack on 63 points, two ahead of Sheffield United who are only ahead of third-place Leeds United on goal difference whilst West Brom have tallied 60 points so far.

It is worth noting that Leeds have a game in hand, an away match at Queens Park Rangers, but it is Norwich who are bet365’s 7/4 (2.75) favourites to win the league.

The Canaries had just five points after six games of the campaign, losing to all three of their title rivals in a tough start to the season, but they have gone strength-to-strength since then.

Of their next 27 matches, Daniel Farke has led his team to an incredible 17 wins and seven draws. Crucially, Norwich have arguably the most-favourable run-in too, with just four games left against top-half teams.

Leeds can be backed at 2/1 (3.0) to end their 15-year Premier League exile in style by claiming the Championship title, although the Whites need to re-find their mid-season form before thinking about promotion.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men have won three and lost four of their last eight matches, including a 3-1 home loss to Norwich, which has seen them slip from six points clear of third and into third themselves.

bet365 make Sheffield United 4/1 (5.0) but a patchy away record could prove to be the their downfall. The Blades have not beaten any team currently ranked in the top half on the road this season and still have to travel to five teams currently in the top 12.

West Brom could prove to be a value play at an industry-best price of 6/1 (7.0), with no team having taken more points (35) than they have in the last 17 matches since beating Leeds 4-1 on November 10.

The Baggies are the best away team in the division and that could pay dividends for them ahead of visits to another clash with Bielsa's men plus Bristol City and Derby County.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Norwich City to win The Championship at 7/4 (2.75) for a 2pt stake with bet365