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EFL Cup betting
Another year of exciting EFL football is among us, and this season you can bet on each match from the initial kick, with Bet UK providing a vast range of odds for the EFL Cup.
Explore the best odds and access our top betting offers with Bet UK as you follow your favourite teams and players throughout the tournament. Odds are available for the EFL Cup winner, top goal scorer and more, with options to bet in-play.
The seven-round knockout tournament is one of English football’s most prestigious domestic competitions, and you can bet on all the action through Bet UK with our sportsbook covering all the knockout matches and the penultimate EFL Cup Final.
EFL Cup Betting Odds
All the EFL Cup odds at Bet UK can be found right here. Our markets cover each match of the competition, including EFL Cup Final betting odds, when the tournament closes in February.
As the season progresses, the odds for the EFL Cup will likely be updated as teams and players find their form, so check back for the latest odds across the tournament.
Access the latest EFL Cup odds and get the best football betting markets online at Bet UK. Betting on EFL Cup games is a great way to get closer to the action – and right now, you can take advantage of our great Carabao Cup odds and place the wagers that suit you.
Betting on the EFL Cup is one of the more intricate football bet options in the Bet UK sportsbook. This is because the games often pit lower-league teams against Premier League and Championship sides that aren’t so interested in the competition. Cup upsets are just as common here as in the FA Cup – and that’s great news for EFL Cup betting fans!
You can browse our EFL Cup odds above and access scores of markets. Find the games and outright bets you love to follow, back your favourite players, and enjoy a season of League Cup betting right here in one place!
EFL Cup Winners Odds
Discover the latest odds for the 2023/24 EFL Cup Winners ahead of the tournament, with odds available for teams across all of England's top leagues, including; the Premier League, Championship, League One, and League Two.
Keep an eye out for the latest Carabao Cup winner odds on the Bet UK market, with teams moving in and out of form as the season progresses.
The Carabao Cup is known for delivering upsets to some of England's giants, paving the way for a potential underdog to claim the trophy.
How EFL Cup Works
The EFL Cup is a football tournament only open to the 92 teams that compete in the top four tiers of English football: the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two.
The competition begins in the first round, with 70 clubs competing from the bottom three divisions. Fixtures are split between northern and southern teams in the first two rounds to keep the cost of travel down and to provide more local derbies for fans to enjoy.
It is a knockout competition, and the semi-finals are the only round to feature two legs. It means a team could play as many as eight games to win the EFL Cup, although the trophy usually goes to one of the top Premier League sides that enter from the third round.
The EFL Cup structure is as follows:
- Round One – Early August: 70 teams compete (22 Championship, 24 League 1, 24 League 2) across a Northern and Southern split
- Round Two – Late August: A further 15 teams added (2 Championship, 13 Premier League)
- Round Three – September: The final seven EPL teams competing in Europe join at this stage
- Round Four – October: There are just 16 teams remaining at this stage
- Quarter-finals – December: The week before Christmas provides the last-eight action
- Semi-finals – January: Played over two legs, the semi-finals come shortly after the FA Cup third round
- Final – February: The EFL Cup final marks the first major final of English football’s domestic season
EFL Cup Betting Tips
Throughout the EFL Cup, the markets are likely to be updated with new odds spanning a range of different outcomes, including; the EFL Cup Winner, the EFL top scorer, and more.
Keeping up-to-date with all of the teams and players' form can help you to understand which odds are the best. For example, a team that started the season in poor form would be more likely to have higher odds of becoming EFL Cup winners. However, if this team picks up form as the season progresses, the chances of them becoming crowned champions could become more likely. The same can be said when betting on individual achievements such as the competition’s top scorer. If a player has found their form in the league, they might be able to take it into the EFL Cup, so it’s worth tracking their performances across all competitions to find the best odds.
When it comes to finding the best EFL Cup odds, you could also consider that the fixtures are played in-between league fixtures, so it is common for clubs to rest key players, leading to a potential upset.
As we mentioned already, the big difference between Carabao Cup betting and placing wagers on, for example, the FA Cup is that ties head straight to penalties if there is a draw. This means lower-ranked teams in Leagues One and Two have a greater chance of upsetting the bigger boys and securing against-the-odds victories via a shoot-out.
Seventeen of the 92 EFL Cup games last season went to penalties, with thirty of the games played in the 2021/22 season went to penalties. Not including the final where Manchester United beat Newcastle United 2-0.
Other tips include getting in early on one of the Premier League big boys to win the whole thing, backing a mid-table Premier League strike to win the golden boot, and being willing to wager on at least one Championship team reaching the semi-finals.
Carabao Cup Predictions
Historically this competition has produced some big shocks in the League Cup odds, but in recent years it’s all been about the Premier League’s big boys. Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have dominated this competition over the past decade – and that is unlikely to change.
Contrary to popular belief, the big teams take the Carabao Cup seriously. They are able to rotate their squads to preserve their main players for later in the competition, and use the EFL Cup as a place to develop young talent.
The big upsets, then, are found lower down in the competition during the first and second rounds. Backing a League Two team to beat a Championship side at home is a much smarter bet than, say, a League One team to beat a weakened Premier League outfit.
To find more predictions for this season's competition, check out our EFL Betting Tips.
What are the best EFL Cup betting markets?
For the EFL Cup competition, you can bet both in-play and outright across our extensive sportsbook.
In-Play EFL Cup Odds
With in-play match betting, you can bet ahead of kick-off or live across these markets:
Match result - Bet on which team will win the match or whether the match will result in a draw
Correct score - Predicting the correct score after the final whistle
Next goalscorer - Bet live in-play on who will score the next goal
Half-time score - Predict the score of the game for half-time
Player specials - Individual bets on players, including total goals and cards to be awarded
These markets can be used on bet builders for individual games.
Outright EFL Cup Odds
With EFL Cup outright betting, you can bet on long-term tournament odds such as:
EFL Cup Winners - Bet on who will win the EFL Cup
Top scorer - Wager on who will be the top scorer by the end of this year’s EFL Cup
How to bet on EFL Cup
Betting on the EFL Cup is fairly straightforward. Like any football bet, the most popular wager types include match results, correct score, first goalscorer, yellow cards, etc. However, what’s great about the EFL Cup is that ties that end in a draw head straight to penalties.
This means there are scores of further bets to place, and you get the chance to bet live on EFL Cup penalty shootouts while watching all the action on TV!
To place an EFL Cup bet, first log into your Bet UK profile or sign up for an account today. Then, head over to this EFL Cup betting page and check out the games and outright odds. Once you’ve found your preferred wager, click on the League Cup odds and enter your stake in the pop-up bet slip. You can check your risk and potential payout before hitting ‘Place Bet’ to complete the process! After that, it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy the game.
Who has the most EFL Cup Wins?
Since starting in 1960-61, the EFL Cup has become one of England’s most recognised domestic cup competitions, with Liverpool FC leading the race, having acquired nine trophies in the competition's history.
The first trophy was won by Aston Villa in 1960, beating Rotherham United 3-2 after battling through extra time.
Man Utd was crowned the champions of the 2022/23 EFL Cup after their 2-0 victory over Newcastle United, taking their total tally to six trophies.
EFL Cup FAQs
What is the EFL Cup?
The EFL Cup, also known as the Carabao Cup, is a domestic knockout competition in men’s football consisting of teams from across England’s top four leagues; Premier League, Championship, League One, and League Two.
The tournament is played across seven rounds, with the final hosted at Wembley Stadium. You can find all the latest odds for Carabao Cup betting right here at Bet UK.
When does the EFL Cup begin?
Round 1 of the EFL Cup will begin on the week commencing the 2nd week of August, followed by Round 2 taking place two weeks later.
When is the EFL Cup Final?
Two teams will go head-to-head to lift one of English football’s most prestigious trophies when the EFL Cup Final kicks off at Wembley during the month of February.
Can I bet on the EFL Cup Final?
With Bet UK, you can find all the EFL Cup Final odds with the option to bet in-play ahead of the game or live as you follow every second of the action. Bet on the competition’s winners, scorers, final scores, and more, all with Bet UK.
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