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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: 10:33, 3 May 2022 | Updated: 11:25, 27 July 2023

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
Sheffield Wednesday 5/6 5/6
Ipswich Town 3/1 11/4
Plymouth 11/4 16/5
Barnsley 12/1 10/1
Derby   500/1
*You have to be 18+ to gamble. All odds within this article are accurate at the time of writing (13:00 28/03/2023). BeGambleAware.

Who are the favourites to win League One?


It’s been extremely close at the top of the League One table but currently leading the way are Plymouth, who have enjoyed a stellar season. Their status in the Championship next year is already assured but beat Port Vale on the final day and they’ll also go up as champions.

Ipswich Town

The early favourites to win the title, Ipswich have lived 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. However, they’ve been rampant this time around, as shown in their 6-0 thrashing of Exeter last time out that secured promotion. If they can better Plymouth’s result this weekend, they’ll win the title.

Who are the favourites to reach the League One playoffs?

Who is already in?

  • 3rd: Sheffield Wednesday
  • 4th: Barnsley
  • 5th: Bolton Wanderers

Derby County

Derby have recovered well from dropping into the third tier for the first time since the mid-80s, keeping themselves inside the playoff places for most of the campaign. A draw will be enough to secure sixth as long as Peterborough don’t win by more than three goals, though they do have to travel to third-place Sheffield Wednesday.

Peterborough United

Peterborough have an equally challenging final-day encounter, going away to Barnsley who have secured fourth place. The Posh need to win on the road at the weekend, and hope Sheffield Wednesday beat Bolton. If the other game ends in a draw, Peterborough are going to need to run up an unexpected scoreline against Barnsley.