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League One 2022/23 outright odds: who are the favourites for promotion to England’s second tier?

By Dean Smith

League One 2022/23 outright odds: who are the favourites for promotion to England's second tier?

Published: 9:45, 13 December 2022

Championship status means you are only ever one season away from the Premier League, so League One clubs will be fighting tooth and nail in 2022/23 to seal top spot in the third tier and have a shot at ultimate glory.

Here are the latest odds for promotion to the Championship in the 2022/23 season.

Odds* to win the League One in 2022/23

Team Sky Bet Paddy Power
Ipswich 1/2 4/6
Sheffield Wednesday 9/4 5/2
Plymouth 12/1 4/1
Barnsley 33/1 19/1
Portsmouth 50/1 25/1
Derby 50/1 30/1
*You have to be 18+ to gamble. All odds within this article are accurate at the time of writing (09:30, 13/12/2022). BeGambleAware.


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Who are the favourites to win League One?

Ipswich Town

It is extremely close at the top of the League One table but currently leading the way are Ipswich, with the early favourites to win the title currently living up to expectations. The Tractor Boys haven’t been in the Championship since 2019 and disappointed with an 11th-placed finish last season in a campaign which saw Kieran McKenna replace Paul Cook.

McKenna’s first full season in charge at Portman Road is gong well with 13 wins from their opening 21 League One matches and just two defeats.

Sheffield Wednesday

It was a season of success at Hillsborough last season as Darren Moore guided the Owls to fourth in the League One table, but the South Yorkshire side just came unstuck against Sunderland in the play-offs, losing 2-1 on aggregate in the semi-final after Patrick Roberts netted a last-gasp finish in the second leg.

The Owls find themselves back amongst the play-off battle as things stand, currently third after 21 matches but they are only three points behind leaders Ipswich. It could have been worse though, with Sheffield Wednesday waiting extremely late to rescue a draw against Exeter last time out, preserving their current unbeaten run.

Plymouth

Sandwiched between Ipswich and Sheffield Wednesday are a Plymouth side that will feel annoyed not to be top. Sure, they are in a good position just one point behind Ipswich, but Argyle were League One leaders only recently. A run of four games without a win, including three draws against teams in the bottom half of the table, has seen Plymouth slip slightly. They’ll be looking to return to form next time out.

Barnsley

Barnsley may be nine points behind third-placed Sheffield Wednesday but the Yorkshire side do still find themselves among the names touted to challenge for the League One title. Sitting fourth, Barnsley have won 10 games so far this season with only the top three managing more, and they are on a run of four successive victories. But the most important thing is that Barnsley have two games in hand on the teams above them.

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