EFL Trophy Winners Odds 2021/22

Sheffield Wednesday Odds: 10/1

Sheffield Wednesday are the bookie’s joint-favourites to win the EFL Trophy due to their solid start to life back in League One, the top tier which a team can enter from.

The Owls have played four games in League One this season and earned 10 points in the process, drawing 0-0 away at Charlton Athletic on the opening day, before beating Doncaster Rovers and Rotherham United by 2-0 scorelines, as well as narrowly defeating Fleetwood Town 1-0 at Hillsborough. Darren Moore’s side are yet to concede a goal so far this season.

Wednesday have never won this trophy having predominantly spent time in the top two divisions of English football since the trophy’s inaugural season in 1983/84 and with a squad full of quality, the Owls will be expected to compete to win this tournament. Moore’s men have been placed in the same group as the likes of Harrogate Town, Mansfield Town and Newcastle United U21s.

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Sunderland Odds: 10/1

Sunderland are also priced at 10/1 having won the EFL Trophy last season, as well as making the final in the 2018/19 campaign where they were beaten by Portsmouth.

The Black Cats have started life well under Lee Johnson in what is the former Bristol City manager’s first full season in charge, winning three of their first four league fixtures against Wigan Athletic, MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon.

Johnson’s side beat League Two side Tranmere Rovers 1-0 in the final at Wembley last year via a strike from Lynden Gooch and have always tended to take this trophy seriously, as they beat the likes of Lincoln City, MK Dons, Port Vale in the knockout stages, as well as defeating Carlisle United and Aston Villa’s Under 21s 5-3 and 8-1. Sunderland have been dawn to play against Bradford City, Lincoln City and Manchester United’s U21s.

Ipswich Odds: 11/1

Despite their poor start to the season, Ipswich Town are the third favourites to win the EFL Trophy at the odds of 11/1.

Paul Cook’s side have invested heavily into their playing staff, signing the likes of Joe Pigott from Wimbledon following the 27-year-old scoring 20 in 45 matches for the Dons last time out, despite them battling against relegation for much of the season. The former Wigan Athletic manager’s result will be expected to significantly improve as the season goes on.

So far this campaign, the Tractor Boys have drawn 2-2 with Morecambe and managed the same result at home to MK Dons at the weekend, as well as being beaten 2-1 by both Cheltenham Town and Burton Albion. Ironically, if their poor form continues then they are likely to commit to playing their star players in this competition to try and build momentum and to bring in what would be their first piece of major silverware since they won the UEFA Cup under Sir Bobby Robson in 1981.

Ipswich’s EFL Trophy campaign will start against West Ham U21s at Portman Road, before going away to Gillingham and hosting Colchester United.

Charlton Athletic Odds: 12/1

Charlton Athletic are next on this list of odds of clubs who could win the EFL Trophy this season.

The Addicks alike Ipswich have also started the season poorly earning one point this season which was in a goalless draw with Wednesday on matchday one, before being beaten by Oxford United, MK Dons and Wigan Athletic, conceding two goals in all three matches. As mentioned above with Ipswich, if Charlton’s fortunes don’t turn in the league then they may ultimately be forced to make the cup their priority in the second half of the season.

Nigel Adkins side will be expected to get better as the season goes on, as one of the initial favourites to earn promotion from League One. They have been drawn to play against Crawley Town, Leyton Orient and Southampton U21s in their EFL Trophy Group.

Portsmouth Odds: 14/1

Portsmouth are the last team on this list of teams that will be competing to win the EFL Trophy.

Pompey won this competition when they defeated Sunderland in the final on penalties in 2019 following a 2-2 draw after extra time. They were also on the receiving end of a loss in the 2020 final which was played in March 2021, as Salford City emerged victorious on penalties following a 0-0 draw after full time.

Danny Cowley also has a good pedigree in this competition, having won it with Lincoln City in the 2017/18 season when the Imps were in League Two following promotion from the National League the season prior.

The Fratton Park club have started the season in good fashion, earning 10 points from four games, beating Fleetwood Town, Crewe Alexandra and Shrewsbury Town, before drawing 0-0 against Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium.

If Portsmouth want to stand a chance of winning the competition for the second time in their history, then they must advance from a group containing AFC Wimbledon, Crystal Palace U21s and Sutton United.

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