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

By Dean Smith

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

Published: 10:10, 13 December 2022

We’re fast approaching the halfway stage 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
4/5 1/1
Stevenage 9/4 13/5
Northampton 10/1 15/2
Bradford 16/1 11/1
Mansfield 22/1 9/1
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Who are favourites to win League Two?

Leyton Orient

The O’s have made an exceptional start to the season under Richie Wellens with the east Londoners currently setting pace atop the table, four points clear of their closest rivals with a game in hand. Leyton Orient have won 15 of their 20 matches so far, losing only twice, and boast the best defence in the league while only one team has scored more goals.


Currently second, Stevenage haven’t been in the third tier of English football since 2013/14 but are looking in a good position to end that exile this season. They are currently 10 points clear of fourth-placed Barrow and unbeaten in six league matches since a defeat to Northampton Town towards the end of October. However, Stevenage may be annoyed that three of those unbeaten six games have been draws, including a stalemate against Mansfield Town last time out.

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Jon Brady guided the Cobblers to fourth in League Two last season, just coming up short in the play-offs to Mansfield Town, and bookies appear confident the East Midlands club will once again be in and around the upper slopes this term. Eleven new faces pitched up at Sixfields Stadium in the summer, including Sam Sherring from Bournemouth and Lee Burge from Sunderland, so there is an optimistic mood at the club with the Midlanders currently in third.


Managed by former Manchester City, Southampton and Wales boss Mark Hughes, Bradford appear in capable hands with the experienced Premier League coach. Hughes joined in February, so this is his first full season at Valley Parade, and he made wholesale changes to his squad over the summer. It seems to be having a positive impact so far, with Bradford in the final play-off spot while having a game in hand on a few of the teams around them. However, things are so tight and they have lost their past two matches, so have to turn things around quickly.


Having knocked Northampton out of the play-offs last campaign, Nigel Clough’s men are naturally being backed to have a pop at the title alongside their East Midlands neighbours. The Stags scraped seventh last term but managed to reach the play-off final, where Port Vale ultimately triumphed 3-0. Clough will now be determined to go one better and seal promotion outright, and while they are only five points behind third-placed Northampton, Mansfield have played a game more than a lot of the teams around them.