Championship: Top Two Struggle for Form in Premier League Bid

Fulham and Bournemouth lead the Championship as we hit the halfway mark, but both of them have struggled for form recently. As a result of that, those behind are closing in on the automatic promotion spots, leading to what should be a fascinating few weeks in the second tier of English football.

Fulham and Bournemouth Combine for 0 Wins from 11 Games

The top two have not won any of their last 11 games combined, with Fulham failing to record a win in their last five, and Bournemouth failing to do so in their last six. Its been four draws and a defeat for Fulham from their last five, while Bournemouth have picked up three draws and suffered three defeats in their last six.

What looked a very strong lead not too long ago for Fulham at the top, is now almost nothing. Just four points separate the top four in the division, with renewed hope for Blackburn and West Brom that they can get involved in the automatic promotion battle, not just the playoffs.

Fulham Still Fancied By the Bookmakers

Despite their recent run of form, Fulham are still fancied to get the job done by the bookmakers. Not only are they long odds on to win promotion to the Premier League, but they are 4/6 with Unibet to win the Championship.

Given the fact that there is just four points between the top four, and Fulham could well be in fourth by the time we get to the start of 2022, that is certainly a lot of confidence shown in them.

Second favourites in the market are Bournemouth, who are also on a bad run of form, but still have a reasonable amount of confidence behind them from the bookmakers. It has been six games without a win now for Bournemouth, and that run includes a home defeat against Blackburn, the team in behind them. However, Bournemouth are still second favourites, priced up at 9/2 with 888Sport.

Craig Jones

Craig Jones

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