Championship Relegation Odds slashed for Birmingham City

Championship Relegation Odds slashed for Birmingham City

Birmingham City could be deducted twelve points if they’re found guilty of breaching spending rules

After several turbulent seasons which saw five managers at the club in the space of four years, Birmingham City have been struck by more bad luck in the form of a hearing that could see a deduction of up to twelve points.

Early reports suggest that the hearing is being conducted in order to settle a dispute between the EFL and the club regarding an apparent breach of spending rules, with any knowledgeable news sources quoting a twelve-point reduction in the Championship as being the harshest possible punishment.

If this ends up being the official verdict in the hearing, the deduction would take effect straight away, plunging them down to eighteenth in the table, a mere two points and four places above relegation.

Odds moving from 33/1 to 12/1 in the space of five days

Significant changes to the odds surrounding Championship relegation and promotion are likely to take effect for a practically endless number of reasons. It could be the case that Birmingham City aren’t penalised in their hearing, leading to a larger price on relegation this season, but there have been far more fickle reasons to see the odds shorten in such a short timeframe.

The best price for backing Birmingham City to get relegated from the Championship this season is set at 25/1 on Betway, with the shortest price being a massively comparable 12/1 on BetVictor.

As they currently sit at twelfth in the Championship, the situation of Birmingham City could be far worse, with just six points being the difference between them and a finishing place in the top six. The only way that relegation could be a reality is if this points reduction happens, as they’re far from that being the case based on quality and form alone.

Based on their points tally and their positioning in the division, most bookmakers offer odds of 5/4 for Birmingham City to finish in the top half, odds of 33/1 for them to reach the top 6, and far too large a gap for even the more generous bookies to price up any hopes of a top two finish. That being said, any method of promotion to the Premier League is priced at 150/1.

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Birmingham City have had a positive season under Garry Monk, with a Championship top 6 finish almost in their reach.

Current Champions Relegation Odds

Ipswich Town – 1/100

Bolton Wanderers – 1/33

Rotherham United – 11/10

Reading – 9/4

Wigan Athletic – 11/2

Millwall – 6/1

Birmingham City – 12/1

Queens Park Rangers – 150/1

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