The Scottish Championship is the current name given to the second tier of Scottish football, residing above Scottish League One and beneath the Scottish Premiership. If you want to bet on Scottish football this is a great option and here at Odds1x2 we’ve got a whole host of betting tools to help you.
Chief among those is our live betting odds comparison which automatically updates to bring you the very best possible odds on all Scottish Championship matches, as well as the outright winner market for the league. This facility means you can quickly and easily find the highest odds for whatever Scottish Championship match you want to bet on and in so doing, always get the best value from your bets and make the maximum possible profit when you land a winner.
Betting on the Scottish Championship has, arguably, never been more exciting than in recent years, with Rangers’ demotion from the top flight making predicting the winner of the Premiership one of the easier tasks in football betting. Whilst Celtic are stacking up top flight titles, a host of other sides are competing fiercely in the Scottish Championship and in 2014-15 that included the biggest two sides in Edinburgh, Hearts and Hibs, as well as Rangers.
Hearts dominated the season but the fact that three of the biggest sides in Scottish football were all in the second tier meant that in some respects, during 2014-2015, the Scottish Championship was actually the higher profile of the top two divisions.
The Scottish Championship was renamed in 2013 when the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League merged. Prior to that it had been called the First Division but the Scottish authorities have decided to follow the lead of the structure south of the boarder in England, with the Premier League (Premiership in Scotland), followed by the Championship and then League One and League Two.
Of course, the similarities don’t end there and the Scottish Championship, like the rest of Scottish and English football, provides great betting opportunities almost every weekend from August to May, with no winter break despite the bad weather that regularly impacts on Scottish football, especially outside the Premiership.
The major difference is that the Scottish Championship features just 10 teams, with all sides playing each other home and away twice for a total of 36 games each. The fact that teams play each other at least four times each season is a great plus for those betting on the matches as there are strong form lines and head-to-head records to consider.
As with other “lesser” leagues, there can be great value to be had betting on the Scottish Championship for those who have put the research in. Of course, that takes time and effort, and so the easiest way to obtain value for your winning bets is to use our Scottish Championship odds comparison. It won’t help you pick winners, but when you do, at least you can be sure you got the best betting odds possible…good luck!