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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 great betting offers with Bet UK as you follow your favorite 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 2022/23 EFL Cup betting odds at Bet UK can be found right here. Our markets cover each match of the EFL Cup including odds for the EFL Cup Final when the tournament reaches a close in February 2023.

As the season progresses the odds for the EFL Cup are likely to be updated as teams and players find their form, so be sure to check back for the latest odds across the tournament.

Access the latest EFL Cup odds and get the best football betting markets anywhere online right here 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 available 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 they are 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 2022/23 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 odds on the Bet UK market with teams moving in and out of form as the season progresses.

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, in order 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' forms 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 this form 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, therefore leading to a potential upset.

*The timings of rounds three, four and the quarter-finals have been moved in the 2022/23 season to accommodate the 2022 World Cup.

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 much greater chance of upsetting the bigger boys and securing against-the-odds victories via a shoot-out.

Thirty of the 92 EFL Cup games played in the 2021/22 season went to penalties. That includes the Carabao Cup final, which eventually saw the goalkeepers take spot kicks at Wembley. Therefore a smart EFL Cup betting tips is to back the draw when the underdog is playing at home.

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 do take the Carabao Cup seriously. They are able to rotate their squads in order 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 seasons 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. 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

All of these markets can be used on bet builders for individual games.

When betting outright, 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, the first log into your Bet UK profile or sign up to an account today. Then head over to this EFL Cup betting page and check out the games and outright odds available. Once you’ve found your preferred wager, click on the League Cup odds and enter your stake in the pop-up bet slip. From here 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 9 trophies in the history of the competition. Liverpool were also crowned winners in the 2021/22 season but will they be able to retain their crown with Premier League competitors adding to their squads or a potential upset from lower league sides posing a threat? Find the full list of the competition's historic winners below.

Years Won Team Trophy Total
1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1994–95, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2011–12, 2021–22 Liverpool 9 trophies
1969–70, 1975–76, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21 Manchester City 8 trophies
1960–61, 1974–75, 1976–77, 1993–94, 1995–96 Aston Villa 5 trophies
1964–65, 1997–98, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2014–15 Chelsea 5 trophies
1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2016–17 Manchester United 5 trophies
1970–71, 1972–73, 1998–99, 2007–08 Tottenham Hotspur 4 trophies
1977–78, 1978–79, 1988–89, 1989–90 Nottingham Forest 4 trophies
1963–64, 1996–97, 1999–2000 Leicester City 3 trophies
1986–87, 1992–93 Arsenal 2 trophies
1961–62, 1984–85 Norwich City 2 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 EFL Cup odds via the Bet UK market right here.

When does the EFL Cup begin?

Round 1 of the EFL Cup will begin on the week commencing 10th August 2022, followed by Round 2 taking place 2 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 on Sunday 26th February at Wembley Stadium.

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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