Next season's Championship table predicted as Hull City's new era yet to convince

-Credit: (Image: Ian Hodgson/PA Wire)
-Credit: (Image: Ian Hodgson/PA Wire)

Sunday at Wembley Stadium brought the curtain down on the 2023/24 Championship season as Southampton got the better of Leeds United to book their place back in the Premier League. The dust may still be settling on what was an eventful campaign in the second tier, but already predictions are being made for next year.

With big question marks on who will be going in at Burnley to replace the departing 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 to win the Championship next season.

The Whites have been installed as the favourites and are tipped for the top following their play-off final agony this year. It will be interesting if that view is still held come September when the transfer window is closed and Leeds have potentially lost players like Championship player of the season Crysencio Summerville, Joe Rodon and Wilfried Gnonto.

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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. Hull City are not being tipped to be among the front runners, but that may change once a new manager is appointed and recruitment is finalised.

Here is how the Championship table is predicted to look based on the bookmakers' odds for the new campaign.

Predicted Championship table 2024/25

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