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Rivals Norwich and Ipswich are favorites to win their respective leagues this campaign as the EFL fixture lists were released this morning.

While in the Championship, four teams are expected to head to Ligue 1 in the 2022/23 season.

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Dean Smith’s side will need a big season to gain promotion from the Championship

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Betfair odds have revealed that Norwich could return in the opposite direction by the end of play in the 2022/23 season.

Norwich finished dead last in the Premier League and continually yo-yo between the top flight and the Championship.

Many of their stars could walk away from the side, with some set to pursue the promotion having only signed last summer.

They are favored just ahead of relegated compatriots Watford, who have really struggled in the Premier League after getting off to a relatively good start.

Burnley, who will be managed by Vincent Kompany, are 7/2, only sixth on the list of favorites to move up and in typical Championship style anything can happen with such an open market.

Odds for the Championship and League One season 2022/23

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Kompany made a surprise move to join Burnley and is one of the favorites to get promoted

Championship Promotion

Betfair Odds

  • Norwich: 7/4
  • Watford: 8/15
  • Sheff United, Middlesbrough, West Brom: 11/4
  • Burnley: 7/2
  • Swansea: 5/1
  • Stoke, Huddersfield: 11/2
  • Sunderland: 7/1
  • Hull, Coventry, Blackburn: 2/15
  • Cardiff, Luton, QPR, Millwall: 8/1
  • Wigan: 10/1
  • Blackpool: 12/1
  • Preton: 14/1
  • While reading: 16/1
  • City of Bristol, Birmingham: 1/20
  • Rotherham: 1/25

Championship relegation odds

Rotherham are almost favorites even to drop back down to Ligue 1 straight after earning automatic promotion.

The Millers also vacated the championship just the previous season in 2021, finishing second from bottom with just 42 points.

But there are three other teams the bookmakers can’t separate at 11/4 who could also face a tough season and be relegated; Birmingham, Reading and Bristol City.

Relegation from the Championship

Betfair Odds

  • Rotherham: 5/4
  • Birmingham, Reading, City of Bristol: 11/4
  • Wigan, Preston: 7/2
  • Blackpool: 9/2
  • Shell: 5/1
  • Sunderland: 6/1
  • Cardiff, Blackburn: 2/13
  • Millwall, Luton, QPR: 7/1
  • Coventry: 2/15
  • Burnley, Stoke, Huddersfield: 8/1
  • Swansea: 10/1
  • Middlebrough: 16/1
  • Sheff United, West Brom: 1/20
  • Norwich: 1/22
  • Watford: 33/1

Birmingham have been flirting with relegation for a few seasons now and face a huge uphill battle to stay in contention and would have actually gone down had it not been for the point deductions.

One of those teams that had a points deduction last season is another favorite to go down and it was Reading who narrowly escaped going down after a nightmarish season.

The Royals are facing a transfer embargo and have had to cut their salaries drastically.

The club will rely on youngsters and those on loan or on free for a season, making them even more vulnerable to a difficult 46 games.

Promotion Ligue 1

Sheffield Wednesday were also close to securing promotion last season and remain firmly in contention to continue that with another bold offer in the 2022/23 League One campaign.

Derby endured a turbulent season and did their best to escape an almost impossible safety task in the Championship facing a 21 point deduction and relying on a mix of experienced players and young players making their senior debuts .

Odds for the Championship and League One season 2022/23

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Rooney gave a rallying call to a group of supporters after his side were relegated and showed what the club means to him ahead of next season.

Their resilience on many occasions and with plenty of potential in League 1, they are only third favorites ahead of Barnsley at Peterborough.

Ipswich remain this season’s heavy favorites, however, despite finishing 11th at the end of 2022.

But as with all seasons, marquee signings and departures could make all the difference.

Promotion Ligue 1

Betfair Odds

  • Ipswich: 7/4
  • Sea of ​​Sheff: 9/4
  • Derby: 11/4
  • Barnsley, Peterborough: 7/2
  • Portsmouth, Bolton: 4/1
  • Wycombe, Oxford United, MK Dons: 5/1
  • Charter: 11/2
  • Plymouth: 6/1
  • Shrewsbury: 8/1
  • Forest Green, Bristol Rovers, Lincoln, Port Vale: 11/1
  • Burton Albion: 12/1
  • Town of Fleetwood, Exeter, Accrington: 14/1
  • Cheltenham: 16/1
  • Morecambe, Cambridge United: 1/25


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