English Football League (EFL) 2018/19

The English Football League (EFL) is a professional-soccer (football) competition that takes place as England’s second division football season and is popular with sports fans and punters right around the globe.

Divided up between three separate leagues, the EFL is the oldest football competition in the world, having once held the title as England’s top flight league from the 19th century right up until 1992.

Following the 1992 season, 22 clubs left the EFL and formed what is now known as the Premier League. The three leagues below the Premier League are now known as the “Championship”, “League One” and “League Two”.

The entire EFL is made up of 72 teams – 70 from England and two from Wales (Swansea City and Newport County). All three leagues work on a promotion/relegation basis, with the top three teams in the Championship eligible for promotion to the Premier League at the end of each season.

Last seasons Premier League relegation’s included Swansea City, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion, while former League One teams Cardiff City, Fulham and Championship winners Wolverhampton Wolves, were promoted to the top flight.

EFL Betting: Round 4 Preview

The fourth round of the EFL Championship promises to pack a punch. Both Aston Villa and Brentford have shown strong form to start the season, and both square off in a big game that could see one vault themselves into the Top 3 conversation.

  • Round: EFL
  • Starts: Saturday 21st August, 2018
  • Round Highlight: Aston Villa vs. Brentford
  • Round Tip: Draw @ $3.30 – BET NOW

 

2018/19 EFL SEASON

  • Season: 27th
  • Dates: August 4 2018 – May 5, 2019
  • Championship Title Favourites: Stoke City

The 2018/19 EFL season is the 26th season of the Premier League competition.

The season kicked off on August 4, 2018 and the 2018/19  EFL Fixtures continue through until May 5, 2019.

The demoted EPL clubs to the EFL Championship are: Swansea City, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion.

Championship Teams

Team Stadium
Aston Villa Villa Park
Birmingham City St Andrew’s
Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park
Bolton Wanderers Macron Stadium
Brentford Griffin Park
Bristol City Ashton Gate
Derby County Pride Park Stadium
Hull City KCOM Stadium
Ipswich Town Portman Road
Leeds United Elland Road
Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium
Millwall The Den
Norwich City Carrow Road
Nottingham Forest City Ground
Preston North End Deepdale
Queens Park Rangers Loftus Road
Reading Madejski Stadium
Rotherham United New York Stadium
Sheffield United Bramall Lane
Sheffield Wednesday Hillsborough Stadium
Stoke City bet365 Stadium
Swansea City Liberty Stadium
West Bromwich Albion The Hawthorns
Wigan Athletic DW Stadium

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Leeds United 4 3 1 0 11 4 +7 10
2 Middlesbrough 4 3 1 0 8 2 +6 10 Promotion to the Premier League
3 Swansea City 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2 8
4 West Brom 4 2 1 1 13 7 +6 7
5 Brentford 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7
6 Aston Villa 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7 Qualification for Championship play-offs
7 Bolton Wanderers 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
8 Nottingham Forest 4 1 3 0 5 4 +1 6
9 Derby County 4 2 0 2 6 7 −1 6
10 Sheffield United 4 2 0 2 5 7 −2 6
11 Bristol City 4 1 2 1 6 5 +1 5
12 Millwall 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
13 Blackburn Rovers 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
14 Wigan Athletic 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
15 Preston North End 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
16 Hull City 4 1 1 2 5 7 −2 4
17 Rotherham United 4 1 0 3 4 10 −6 3
18 Birmingham City 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
19 Stoke City 3 0 2 1 4 6 −2 2
20 Ipswich Town 4 0 2 2 3 6 −3 2
21 Norwich City 3 0 1 2 6 8 −2 1
22 Sheffield Wednesday 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1 Relegation to EFL League One
23 Reading 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0
24 Queens Park Rangers 4 0 0 4 2 13 −11 0

League One Teams

Team Stadium
Accrington Stanley Crown Ground
AFC Wimbledon Kingsmeadow
Barnsley Oakwell
Blackpool Bloomfield Road
Bradford City Valley Parade
Bristol Rovers Memorial Stadium
Burton Albion Pirelli Stadium
Charlton Athletic The Valley
Coventry City Ricoh Arena
Doncaster Rovers Keepmoat Stadium
Fleetwood Town Highbury Stadium
Gillingham Priestfield Stadium
Luton Town Kenilworth Road
Oxford United Kassam Stadium
Peterborough United ABAX Stadium
Plymouth Argyle Home Park
Portsmouth Fratton Park
Rochdale Spotland Stadium
Scunthorpe United Glanford Park
Shrewsbury Town New Meadow
Southend United Roots Hall
Sunderland Stadium of Light
Walsall Bescot Stadium
Wycombe Wanderers Adams Park

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Peterborough United 4 4 0 0 10 3 +7 12
2 Portsmouth 4 4 0 0 9 3 +6 12 Promotion to the EFL Championship
3 Barnsley 4 3 1 0 10 0 +10 10
4 Walsall 4 3 1 0 8 4 +4 10
5 Sunderland 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
6 Doncaster Rovers 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 7
7 Accrington Stanley 4 2 1 1 6 6 0 7
8 Gillingham 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
9 Bradford City 4 2 0 2 2 4 −2 6
10 Blackpool 4 1 2 1 3 2 +1 5
11 AFC Wimbledon 4 1 2 1 2 3 −1 5
12 Fleetwood Town 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
13 Southend United 4 1 1 2 5 6 −1 4
14 Charlton Athletic 4 1 1 2 4 5 −1 4
15 Luton Town 4 1 1 2 4 5 −1 4
16 Scunthorpe United 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
17 Coventry City 4 1 1 2 2 4 −2 4
18 Rochdale 4 1 1 2 5 11 −6 4
19 Bristol Rovers 4 1 0 3 5 7 −2 3
20 Burton Albion 4 1 0 3 3 6 −3 3
21 Plymouth Argyle 4 0 2 2 3 5 −2 2 Relegation to EFL League Two
22 Shrewsbury Town 4 0 2 2 1 3 −2 2
23 Wycombe Wanderers 4 0 2 2 2 6 −4 2
24 Oxford United 4 0 0 4 3 13 −10 0

League Two Teams

Team Stadium
Bury Gigg Lane
Cambridge United Abbey Stadium
Carlisle United Brunton Park
Cheltenham Town Whaddon Road
Colchester United Colchester Community Stadium
Crawley Town Broadfield Stadium
Crewe Alexandra Gresty Road
Exeter City St James Park
Forest Green Rovers The New Lawn
Grimsby Town Blundell Park
Lincoln City Sincil Bank
Macclesfield Town Moss Rose
Mansfield Town Field Mill
Milton Keynes Dons Stadium MK
Morecambe Globe Arena
Newport County Rodney Parade
Northampton Town Sixfields Stadium
Notts County Meadow Lane
Oldham Athletic Boundary Park
Port Vale Vale Park
Stevenage Broadhall Way
Swindon Town County Ground
Tranmere Rovers Prenton Park
Yeovil Town Huish Park

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Exeter City 4 3 1 0 8 2 +6 10
2 Lincoln City 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5 10 Promotion to EFL League One
3 Colchester United 4 2 2 0 9 1 +8 8
4 Stevenage 4 2 2 0 6 3 +3 8
5 Milton Keynes Dons 4 2 2 0 4 2 +2 8
6 Carlisle United 4 2 1 1 6 6 0 7
7 Swindon Town 4 2 1 1 9 10 −1 7 Qualification for League Two play-offs
8 Newport County 4 2 1 1 5 6 −1 7
9 Forest Green Rovers 4 1 3 0 6 3 +3 6
10 Mansfield Town 4 1 3 0 6 3 +3 6
11 Port Vale 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1 6
12 Yeovil Town 4 1 2 1 6 3 +3 5
13 Oldham Athletic 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 5
14 Tranmere Rovers 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 5
15 Grimsby Town 4 1 2 1 5 6 −1 5
16 Crewe Alexandra 4 1 1 2 6 7 −1 4
17 Bury 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 4
18 Crawley Town 4 1 1 2 4 6 −2 4
19 Cambridge United 4 1 1 2 5 9 −4 4
20 Morecambe 4 1 0 3 1 9 −8 3
21 Northampton Town 4 0 2 2 4 6 −2 2
22 Cheltenham Town 4 0 1 3 1 4 −3 1
23 Macclesfield Town 4 0 1 3 4 9 −5 1 Relegation to the National League
24 Notts County 4 0 1 3 4 10 −6 1