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pchampionship special

The Sky Bet Championship gets underway this evening with Blackburn and Cardiff kicking off the new season in which Cardiff look a good bet to get the season off to a winning start at 21/10.

Looking at the outright betting for the division and seeing favourites Cardiff priced up at 7/1 proves just how difficult and competitive it is.

Derby have secured the services of Steve McClaren (until 2017 and he undoubtedly made a big difference when coming in last season, so maybe they are value at 8/1, but Nottingham Forest look the pick at 5/1 to be promoted back to the Premier League next May, while don't rule out Ipswich at 15/2 to be there or thereabouts in the shake up for promotion.

Championship Outright Betting

Cardiff 7/1

Derby 8/1

Norwich 9/1

Fulham 9/1

Wigan 9/1

Watford 14/1

Middlesbrough 14/1

Nottingham Forest 14/1

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To Be Promoted

Cardiff 9/4

Derby 3/1

Norwich 3/1

Wigan 3/1

Fulham 3/1

Reading 5/1

Brighton 5/1

Nottingham Forest 5/1

Watford 5/1

Middlesbrough 6/1

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