Next season's Championship table predicted as verdict given on Leeds United's promotion hopes

Daniel James of Leeds United celebrates scoring his team's third goal with teammate Archie Gray vs Leicester City
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Leeds United may still be licking their wounds and wondering what may have been, but already the verdict on next season's Championship has already been delivered. The Whites departed Wembley beaten once again and yet again without being able to score a goal, leaving everyone with a sense of deflation following a campaign for for a long time carried the hope of bringing automatic promotion.

Daniel Farke and his team will take some time off to get over the agony of a Wembley defeat and to recharge their batteries, before the squad return later in the summer for the start of pre-season training in an effort to get ready for another tilt at promotion. The Whites have already been installed as the clear favourite to go up as champions next season, which is a strong statement given the uncertainty surrounding a number of players who could depart in the transfer window.

However, with big question marks on who will be going in at Burnley to replace Vincent Kompany, and with Luton Town and Sheffield United not carrying the type of squads that will instil fear in the division, Leeds are seen as the best bet ahead of the three relegated Premier League sides.

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Middlesbrough flattered to deceive this past season but are being tipped to be automatic promotion contenders, as are a West Brom side who missed out in the play-off semi-finals this year, and a Coventry City team who came close to reaching the top six. Here is how the Championship table is predicted to look based on the bookmakers' odds for the new campaign.

Predicted Championship table 2024/24

24th: Oxford United

23rd: Plymouth Argyle

22nd: Cardiff City

21st: Preston North End

20th: Blackburn Rovers

19th: Portsmouth

18th: Swansea City

17th: Sheffield Wednesday

16th: Derby County

15th: Milwall

14th: Bristol City

13th: Queens Park Rangers

12th: Sunderland

11th: Watford

10th: Hull City

9th: Stoke City

8th: Norwich City

7th: Sheffield United

6th: Coventry City

5th: West Bromwich Albion

4th: Middlesbrough

3rd: Luton Town

2nd: Burnley

1st: Leeds United