Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday improve Championship relegation hopes

Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday improve Championship relegation hopes
Steven Hubbard
Steven Hubbard Published: 09/04/2024

Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday Improve Championship Relegation Hopes

Rotherham United's relegation from the Championship was confirmed at the weekend but there remains plenty of doubt over who will be joining the Millers in League One next season.

Sheffield Wednesday won a crucial clash 2-0 away to Queens Park Rangers, but remained second-bottom in the table due to results elsewhere. The Owls had lost three of their previous four but, having previously won four in a row, are capable of building up some momentum.

Wednesday are still seen as being very likely to go down, perhaps due to their woeful goal difference compared to the teams around them. They are now priced at 4/5 in the Championship relegation betting odds, with top-six side Norwich City visiting Hillsborough on Tuesday night.

The weekend's major movers were Huddersfield Town. The West Yorkshire outfit climbed out of the bottom three by virtue of a dramatic 1-0 home win against relegation rivals Millwall. Rhys Healey struck the only goal of the game deep into added time, coming off the bench to nod home a rebound and break a run of six league games without a win in the process.

Town are set to play away to Preston North End on Tuesday night, hoping to further shift their Championship relegation odds, which are at 6/4 with only five games still to play for the Terriers.

Huddersfield's win saw Birmingham City slip below the dreaded dotted line. The Blues were beaten 2-1 at Championship promotion odds favourites Leicester City. Gary Rowett's side now face back-to-back home games against Cardiff City and Coventry City before travelling to Rotherham United and Huddersfield Town. Their fate is in their hands, but they are 15/8 to drop.

Plymouth won 1-0 at Rotherham on Friday, confirming the Millers' fate while boosting their own survival hopes. Argyle are now 5/2 in the Championship relegation odds after interim boss Neil Dewsnip led the club to victory at Millmoor, with Bali Mumba's goal the difference on the night.

Millwall have lost three of their past four games including a defeat to relegated Rotherham to slide down the table and are offered at 9/2 in the latest Championship relegation odds after dramatically falling to defeat at Huddersfield. With Leicester City up next for the Lions, their fans will be nervously checking results elsewhere during the midweek round of league games.

Losing to Sheffield Wednesday leaves QPR only four points clear of the drop, but odds of 8/1 to go down suggest they may have done enough after previously winning back-to-back games.

Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City - who are at 8/1 and 16/1 respectively in the Championship relegation odds - sit either side of QPR in the table, with all three sides having 46 points on the board. Stoke came from two goals down against West Brom at the weekend, while Blackburn played out a goalless draw at home to Southampton, denting the Saints' slim promotion hopes.

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