EFL Cup Betting Tips & Predictions 2019/20

EFL Cup Betting Tips & Predictions 2019/20

The latest predictions from our expert tipsters. Including predicted lineups & starting 11s, injuries & suspensions, stats, league tables and the latest bookmaker odds. If you love English football and expert betting picks, then you’ve come to the right place! 

The latest predictions from our expert tipsters. Including lineups, injuries, bans, stats, league tables and odds.

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The English League Cup is also known as the EFL Cup and the sponsorship deal at the time of writing means that it’s also referred to as the Carabao Cup. The League Cup is the secondary cup competition in England and is only available to the ninety-two clubs that form the top four divisions in the Football League.

 

The League Cup is a prestigious knockout competition which started in 1960-1 and affords each football club the chance to challenge for silverware, with Premier League sides regularly winning the competition although top teams tend to field weaker teams until the latter stages of the tournament.

 

Liverpool are the most successful EFL Cup team with eight successes and the winner of this competition qualifies for the Europa League unless their Premier League position has already secured them a place in European competition.

Popular EFL Cup betting markets

Betting customers like to bet on the League Cup, with every bookmaker offering odds on the EFL Cup winner and you can also bet on whether any team will complete a cup double that includes triumphing in the FA Cup as well as the League Cup.

The League Cup often throws up some shocks in the early rounds, especially with Premier League clubs resting key players which means that Championship, League One and even League Two teams can take advantage at big odds.

In the earlier rounds of the EFL Cup, you often get the chance to place large accumulator bets on the winner of each match, while you can also bet on markets such as BTTS and Over / Under 2.5 Goals as part of a multiple wager.

In several regions, you might find that a particular bookmaker like bet365 or Paddy Power will offer live streaming of EFL Cup matches and that’s a great way to enjoy live In-Play betting opportunities on a match. The odds will change according to what’s happening on the pitch and watching a game will always give you the best possible chance of making some money.

The history of the EFL Cup

Aston Villa and Rotherham United were the teams to contest the first EFL Cup final in 1961 and the first six League Cup finals were two-legged affairs that were won by Villa, Norwich, Birmingham, Leicester, Chelsea and West Brom.

From 1967, the finals were just one-off matches and we continued to see a variety of winners, although Tottenham triumphed in 1971 and 1973 to continue their reputation as a successful cup team.

In 1977, Aston Villa and Everton reached the final and this was played three times due to the first two matches finishing in a draw. Villa eventually won 3-2 in extra-time before Nottingham Forest were triumphant in 1978 and 1979.

A powerful Liverpool team emerged in the 1980’s and the Reds won four successive EFL Cup titles in 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984. We then saw some unusual outcomes including Norwich, Oxford, Arsenal and Luton become the next four winners before Nottingham Forest won in 1989 and 1990.

More recently, the Manchester clubs have been enjoying silverware in this competition. United beat Wigan 4-0 in 2006 and also managed to secure this trophy in 2009, 2010 and 2017. Meanwhile, City lifted the trophy in 2014 and 2016 and that was mainly due to having an increasingly more powerful squad.

Study team news before betting on League Cup

The League Cup offers a wide range of betting opportunities and we recommend you wait for team news before placing your bets. While we can sure that clubs will play their strongest teams in the Premier League and Champions League, there is less certainty with the EFL Cup considering it is not a priority.

Some teams will make as many as eleven changes for the League Cup matches and won’t be too bothered if they exit this competition.

The English League Cup is also known as the EFL Cup and the sponsorship deal at the time of writing means that it’s also referred to as the Carabao Cup. The League Cup is the secondary cup competition in England and is only available to the ninety-two clubs that form the top four divisions in the Football League.

 

The League Cup is a prestigious knockout competition which started in 1960-1 and affords each football club the chance to challenge for silverware, with Premier League sides regularly winning the competition although top teams tend to field weaker teams until the latter stages of the tournament.

 

Liverpool are the most successful EFL Cup team with eight successes and the winner of this competition qualifies for the Europa League unless their Premier League position has already secured them a place in European competition.

Popular EFL Cup betting markets

Betting customers like to bet on the League Cup, with every bookmaker offering odds on the EFL Cup winner and you can also bet on whether any team will complete a cup double that includes triumphing in the FA Cup as well as the League Cup.

The League Cup often throws up some shocks in the early rounds, especially with Premier League clubs resting key players which means that Championship, League One and even League Two teams can take advantage at big odds.

In the earlier rounds of the EFL Cup, you often get the chance to place large accumulator bets on the winner of each match, while you can also bet on markets such as BTTS and Over / Under 2.5 Goals as part of a multiple wager.

In several regions, you might find that a particular bookmaker like bet365 or Paddy Power will offer live streaming of EFL Cup matches and that’s a great way to enjoy live In-Play betting opportunities on a match. The odds will change according to what’s happening on the pitch and watching a game will always give you the best possible chance of making some money.

The history of the EFL Cup

Aston Villa and Rotherham United were the teams to contest the first EFL Cup final in 1961 and the first six League Cup finals were two-legged affairs that were won by Villa, Norwich, Birmingham, Leicester, Chelsea and West Brom.

From 1967, the finals were just one-off matches and we continued to see a variety of winners, although Tottenham triumphed in 1971 and 1973 to continue their reputation as a successful cup team.

In 1977, Aston Villa and Everton reached the final and this was played three times due to the first two matches finishing in a draw. Villa eventually won 3-2 in extra-time before Nottingham Forest were triumphant in 1978 and 1979.

A powerful Liverpool team emerged in the 1980’s and the Reds won four successive EFL Cup titles in 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984. We then saw some unusual outcomes including Norwich, Oxford, Arsenal and Luton become the next four winners before Nottingham Forest won in 1989 and 1990.

More recently, the Manchester clubs have been enjoying silverware in this competition. United beat Wigan 4-0 in 2006 and also managed to secure this trophy in 2009, 2010 and 2017. Meanwhile, City lifted the trophy in 2014 and 2016 and that was mainly due to having an increasingly more powerful squad.

Study team news before betting on League Cup

The League Cup offers a wide range of betting opportunities and we recommend you wait for team news before placing your bets. While we can sure that clubs will play their strongest teams in the Premier League and Champions League, there is less certainty with the EFL Cup considering it is not a priority.

Some teams will make as many as eleven changes for the League Cup matches and won’t be too bothered if they exit this competition.