League One Outright Odds for 2023/24
League One is the third tier in the English professional football league system. Despite its status, the league attracts a large audience, with an average attendance of over 10,000 people last season (according to EFL data). This excitement is caused by the high level of players (according to Transfermarkt, the total value of all league players is 224 million euros) and the overall level of English club football (in the UEFA rankings, England is in first place).
In addition to 1/X/2 options, bookmakers also offer League One outright odds. The most common bet of this format is on the tournament winner. Below is the list of League One winner odds 2023/24:
|League One Contender
Portsmouth has the best odds to win League One. After 11 rounds, they are the only team in the league that hasn’t lost yet. However, experts note that the club still has problems scoring goals. And if they manage to solve them, few clubs will be able to compete with Portsmouth for the championship.
Among other League One favourites, Derby County stands out. According to Transfermarkt, the club has the most expensive squad in the league (about 19 million euros). Given this and the resources available to the team's management, the club could compete for victory in the division.
Most Wins in the League One
Over the entire history of League One, 66 clubs have become champions. Plymouth Argyle is last season's winner and the most successful team in the tournament. Their victory last year was their fifth title in a row. Bristol City, Doncaster Rovers, Hull City and Wigan Athletic are in second place with four wins each. Of these, only Wigan is performing in the tournament this season.
|Number of the League One title wins
|Brighton & Hove Albion
League One Relegation Odds 2023/24
Another outright option for League One odds 2023/24 is “To Be Relegated”. Here you select a team that will be relegated to League Two at the end of the season. According to league rules, these are clubs that finished 21st to 24th.
Unlike other leagues, most teams promoted from League Two manage to stay in the new division. Over the past five seasons, only five of the 20 newcomer clubs have been relegated back to the lower division.
|Team To Be Relegated
|Paddy Power Odds
League One Top Scorer Odds for 2023/24
In addition to outrights on the tournament results, bookmakers also offer player props, such as who will be the top scorer of League One in the 2023/24 season.
According to bookmakers, Devante Cole is the main favourite. The Barnsley forward has had a great start to the season, scoring nine goals in the first 11 rounds. His main competitors are Dion Charles (Bolton) and Alfie May (Charlton Athletic). You can check out other possible contenders in the table below:
Past League One Top Goal Scorers
The 2023/24 season will be the 20th for the current EFL League One. During this time, Billy Sharp has gained the league's top scorer title most often – in the 2005/06, 2006/07 and 2016/17 seasons. Two other players have received this title twice: Jonson Clarke-Harris (2020/21 and 2022/23) and Rickie Lambert (2008/09 and 2009/10).
Last season, the top scorers were Jonson Clarke-Harris and Conor Chaplin, with 26 goals scored each.
About League One Betting
The championship features 24 teams. The 2023/24 season is held from August 5, 2023 to May 18, 2024. The tournament follows a round-robin format, with each rival playing each other twice: at home and away. After 46 rounds, the club that has earned the most points becomes the League One champion.
Depending on their position in the league table, participants for the next season of the league are determined. The top two clubs get direct promotion to the next stronger division – the Championship. Clubs finishing 3rd to 6th reach the playoffs, where the winner also advances to the Championship. Teams finishing 21st to 24th are relegated to League Two.
In case of a tie in points between two or more teams, the following criteria are compared:
- Goal difference;
- Goals scored;
- Head-to-head results;
- Away goals;
- Penalty points;
- 12-point sending off offences.
At the end of the tournament, the league management also awards individual honours. Here is a list of nominations and current winners:
- Player of the Season – Aaron Collins (Bristol Rovers);
- Young Player of the Season – Bali Mumba (Plymouth Argyle);
- Apprentice of the Season – Steven Schumacher (Plymouth Argyle).
League One Markets on UKClubSport
The number of available League One odds is pleasantly surprising – in addition to 1/X/2 options, you can always place O/U goals or Asian handicaps. Extra markets are also available, including exact score, both to score, when the last goal will be scored, and other options. The downside is that there are practically no player props.
Factors to consider when betting on the League One
The main feature to pay attention to in League One betting is the dense schedule of the teams. In addition to league matches, teams perform in two domestic cups – the Carabao Cup and the Papa John's Trophy. That is, any League One team plays at least 50 games per season – sometimes 2-3 matches over several weeks in a row. Before betting on league matches, carefully study the schedule and assess how busy each rival’s schedule is.
In terms of statistical patterns, it's worth noting the low productivity of the championship. In the 2022/23 season, teams averaged 2.56 goals per game. This season, after 10 rounds, this indicator is even lower – 2.41. However, don’t rush to bet on "under 2.5 goals" right away. In League One, there are teams that play open and high-scoring football, such as Bolton, Wigan, and Barnsley.
Are League One betting odds on UKClubSport profitable and safe?
UKClubSport urges all punters to gamble responsibly and place bets based primarily on their own analysis. Predictions on our website should be viewed as recommendations, rather than calls to action. Sports betting is a good way to have fun and increase interest in an event, but it shouldn’t be seen as a way to make money.
On UKClubSport, you’ll find a lot of different information to help pick your League One best bets. The league page provides an up-to-date league table, past match results and the schedule of upcoming meetings. Clicking on the section of a specific match will give you team stats for this season and the history of their head-to-head matches. Additionally, you can use the table with 1/X/2 betting odds.
You can find all the info in the list of upcoming matches on this page.
FAQ League One
Who is the favourite to win the League One in the 2023/24 season?
According to League One winner odds, Portsmouth is the main tournament favourite. The team has had an excellent start to the season and has sufficient resources to compete for the league title.
Who was the winner of the League One last season?
Plymouth Argyle is last year’s champion. At the end of the season, the team gained 101 points, winning 31 games.
What other leagues are there in England?
In the English football system, there are 20 levels, but only four of them are considered professional: the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two. The remaining leagues, going below the fourth level, fall into the “non-League football” category. This means they are not part of the English Football League, which unites professional clubs in England and Wales.