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League Two 2022/23 outright odds: who are the favourites for promotion from the fourth tier?

By Dean Smith

League Two 2022/23 outright odds: who are the favourites to win England’s fourth tier this term?

Published: 11:56, 3 May 2022 | Updated: 11:25, 27 July 2023

The final day of the 2022/23 League Two season and there has been plenty of drama in the frantic race for promotion and safety.

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

Odds* to win the League Two in 2022/23

Team Sky Bet Paddy Power
Leyton Orient
1/3 3/10
Stevenage 4/1 7/2
Northampton 12/1 11/1
Carlisle 20/1 25/1
Stockport 33/1 66/1
*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.

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Who are favourites to win League Two?

Leyton Orient

The O’s have been exceptional this season under Richie Wellens, with the east Londoners already securing the League Two title. Leyton Orient have scored the sixth-most goals in the league, but have backed that up with the division’s best defensive record with just 33 goals conceded. They head into the final day already eight points clear of Stevenage.

Who are favourites for League Two automatic promotion?


Currently second, Stevenage haven’t been in the third tier of English football since 2013/14 but can look forward to ending that next season. Steve Evans’ side can still drop to third on the final but that’s as low as they’re going with 82 points already on the board, meaning promotion is assured at the end of what has been an excellent campaign.

Northampton & Stockport

For Northampton not to seal automatic promotion at this stage would be the ultimate frustration. Firstly, they would have to fail to beat Tranmere on the road, while Stockport would then have to beat Hartlepool United.

Of course, Hartlepool are 23rd in the table and already relegated, so Stockport will be massive favourites there, while Northampton lost to Bradford City last time out and drew 0-0 with Tranmere earlier this season.

Who are favourites to make the League Two playoffs?

Stockport, Carlisle, Salford & Bradford

As mentioned, Stockport still have a good chance of securing automatic promotion but should they fail there, they know there’s another shot to come with their playoff place already assured.

Below them, Carlisle, Salford and Bradford are all level on 75 points, three points clear of eighth with one game to go — with the exception of Bradford, who have a game in hand against Crewe on Wednesday.


Should any of the three teams on 75 points slip up, Mansfield will need to beat Colchester to have a chance of jumping into the playoffs. Their goal difference is +15 heading into the final day, while Salford and Bradford currently stand at +19 and Carlisle are on +23.