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EFL Cup Betting Tips


Get the best EFL Cup betting tips including competition winner and individual match markets including full time result, total goals and BTTS.

The EFL Cup is an annual knockout competition in English football. It is organised by the English Football League (EFL) and is open to all 92 clubs in the top four levels of English football including the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two.

The competition was first held in 1960-61 and is one of three domestic football competitions in England alongside the Premier League and FA Cup. The EFL Cup is also known as the League Cup, English League Cup and the Carabao Cup.

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Betting on the EFL Cup


Betting on the EFL Cup is similar to the FA Cup where plenty of upsets, or ‘giant killings’ can happen, especially in the early rounds. Clubs in the lower divisions often defeat well established Premier League clubs. 

Manchester United have been eliminated by lower league clubs on numerous occasions. In 1995-96 the Red Devils were beaten 3-0 at home by York City in the second round before going out 4-3 on aggregate.

Man United were knocked out by Southend United in 2006-07 and Coventry City in 2007-08. In 2014-15, United lost 4-0 in the second round against third-tier club MK Dons.

One of the reasons for big upsets in the EFL Cup is many top clubs concentrating on other competitions. Some Premier League managers rest their top players in the competition and play their fringe players.

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EFL FAQ

How many teams play in the EFL Cup?

There are 92 teams that play in the EFL Cup, all clubs in the top four levels of English football including the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two.

When is the 2020/21 EFL Cup being played?

The 2020/21 EFL Cup is being played from 29 August 2020 to 25 April 2021.

Where is the 2020/21 EFL Cup final?

The 2020/21 EFL Cup final is being played at Wembley Stadium in London.

When is the 2020/21 EFL Cup final?

The 2020/21 EFL Cup final is being played on 25 April 2021.