How 2024/25 Championship table is expected to finish as Leeds United and Burnley fancied but Cardiff City tipped for tough year

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The final game of the 2023/24 Championship campaign has reached its conclusion and we now know the teams competing in the second tier next season.

Russell Martin's Southampton ran out play-off winners over Leeds United at Wembley on Sunday afternoon, with Adam Armstrong's early goal the only thing to separate them.

It means the Saints are elevated out of the Championship at the first time of asking, while the Elland Road club will be bidding once again next season to get back into the Premier League.

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As for the Welsh teams, well, Swansea and Cardiff both had to settle for mid-table finishes last term, with both sides enduring incredibly mixed form throughout the campaign. Both will be bidding to be closer to the play-offs next time of asking.

Leeds United are installed as early favourites, as short as 6/1 to win the title. As ever, the teams relegated from the Premier League are fancied to go straight back up, too, with Burnley at 13/2 and Luton at 10/1 to bounce back.

Conversely, at the other end of the table, Oxford United are tipped to go straight back down, with Plymouth, Preston and Cardiff and all relatively short priced for relegation - which might surprise some.

How the 2024/25 Championship table is expected to finish

  1. Leeds 6/1

  2. Burnley 13/2

  3. Luton 10/1

  4. Middlesbrough 12/1

  5. Norwich 12/1

  6. West Brom 12/1

  7. Sheffield Utd 14/1

  8. Coventry 14/1

  9. Sunderland 20/1

  10. Portsmouth 20/1

  11. Watford 20/1

  12. Derby 20/1

  13. Stoke 20/1

  14. Hull 20/1

  15. QPR 25/1

  16. Sheffield Wednesday 25/1

  17. Swansea 28/1

  18. Bristol City 28/1

  19. Millwall 28/1

  20. Blackburn 28/1

  21. Cardiff 40/1

  22. Preston 40/1

  23. Plymouth 66/1

  24. Oxford 66/1

(Odds courtesy of SkyBet)