EFL heavyweights Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday are joint favourites to win the Papa John’s Trophy.
The tournament, also known as the EFL Trophy, sees clubs across League One and League Two compete alongside 16 under-21 sides from Premier League and Championship clubs.
League One sides Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday currently lead William Hill’s market to win the competition at 12/1.
After two games, the Owls are top of Northern Group H after picking up one win and a draw.
While Sunderland are yet to play a EFL Trophy game this season but they are joint market leaders after winning the tournament last season.
Lincoln are joint second second favourites and can progress to the next round if they beat Sunderland in their next EFL Trophy match.
Portsmouth are also second favourites at 14/1 despite losing their opening game in the competition.
Premier League under-21 teams Man City, Manchester United and Chelsea are the most likely youth outfits to cause an upset.
EFL Trophy – outright winner odds (William Hill)
- Sheffield Wednesday 12/1
- Sunderland 14/1
- Lincoln 14/1
- Portsmouth 16/1
- Charlton 16/1
- Rotherham 18/1
- Oxford 20/1
- Ipswich 20/1
- Wigan 25/1
- Bolton 25/1
- MK Dons 25/1
- Man City U21 28/1
- Cambridge 28/1
- Wycombe 33/1
- Chelsea U21 33/1
- Man Utd U21 33/1
- Plymouth 33/1
- Salford 33/1
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