Outright Odds

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

By Dean Smith

Published: 8:55, 18 September 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 10/11 5/4
Sheffield Wednesday 9/2 7/2
Portsmouth 9/2 13/2
Derby 14/1 13/1
Bolton 14/1 14/1
Plymouth 18/1 13/1
*You have to be 18+ to gamble. All odds within this article are accurate at the time of writing (08:55, 18/09/2022). BeGambleAware.

Who are the favourites to win League One?

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 club are now backed to win the division outright after a slew of signings that include Ben Heneghan, Akin Famewo, Will Vaulks, Michael Ihiekwe, Michael Smith and David Stockdale.

Ipswich Town

Now headed up by former Manchester United first-team coach Kieran McKenna, bookies are backing the former Tottenham Hotspur youth prospect to guide the Tractor Boys back up to the Championship, a division that has eluded the East Anglian club since 2019. An 11th-placed finish last term ended a disappointing campaign following McKenna’s mid-season appointment for the ousted Paul Cook. He now enters his first full season at Portman Road and they are currently leading the charge.

Derby County

Derby’s financial woes have been well-documented, which culminated in a 21-point deduction last season. The drop inevitably followed and miracle-worker Wayne Rooney ultimately left the club as a result. Without a permanent successor, currently being take care of by interim boss Liam Rosenior, the Rams have still entered the 2022/23 season as one of the favourites. The likes of Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, James Chester, Conor Hourihane and David McGoldrick have all pitched up at Pride Park to offer some hope in these uncertain times.


Peterborough, likewise, suffered the ignominy of relegation from the Championship last season, finishing 22nd in the table, but bookmakers have given the Posh a strong chance of bouncing back in division-winning style. Club legend Grant McCann has stuck around for the journey and he certainly knows what it takes to make it out of this division, famously winning the 2020/21 title as manager of Hull City.


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