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EFL Cup Betting Tips

Tips 1X2

09/18
10:00 PM
National Womens Soccer League
Seattle Reign
1 N 2
Utah Royals FC
09/18 10:00 PM
National Womens Soccer League
Seattle Reign
Utah Royals FC
1 N 2
09/18
10:00 PM
Liga MX, Women
Club Tijuana
1 N 2
CA Monarcas Morelia
09/18 10:00 PM
Liga MX, Women
Club Tijuana
CA Monarcas Morelia
1 N 2
09/18
10:30 PM
Leagues Cup
Cruz Azul
1 N 2
Tigres UANL
09/18 10:30 PM
Leagues Cup
Cruz Azul
Tigres UANL
1 N 2
09/18
10:30 PM
USL, Championship
Fresno FC
1 N 2
Rio Grande Valley
09/18 10:30 PM
USL, Championship
Fresno FC
Rio Grande Valley
1 N 2
09/18
10:30 PM
Major League Soccer
Seattle Sounders
1 X 2
FC Dallas
09/18 10:30 PM
Major League Soccer
Seattle Sounders
FC Dallas
1 X 2
09/18
10:30 PM
Major League Soccer
Portland Timbers
1 X 2
NY Red Bulls
09/18 10:30 PM
Major League Soccer
Portland Timbers
NY Red Bulls
1 X 2
09/19
04:30 AM
Super League
PSS Sleman
1 N 2
Persipura Jayapura
09/19 04:30 AM
Super League
PSS Sleman
Persipura Jayapura
1 N 2
09/19
04:30 AM
Super League
Persija Jakarta
1 N 2
Bali United Pusam
09/19 04:30 AM
Super League
Persija Jakarta
Bali United Pusam
1 N 2
09/19
06:00 AM
V-League
Song Lam Nghe An
1 X 2
Ha Noi
09/19 06:00 AM
V-League
Song Lam Nghe An
Ha Noi
1 X 2
09/19
07:30 AM
Super League
PSM Makassar
1 N 2
Tira-Persikabo
09/19 07:30 AM
Super League
PSM Makassar
Tira-Persikabo
1 N 2
09/19
07:30 AM
Super League
Perseru Badak Lampung FC
1 N 2
Persepar Kalteng Putra
09/19 07:30 AM
Super League
Perseru Badak Lampung FC
Persepar Kalteng Putra
1 N 2
09/19
07:30 AM
1st Division
Turan Tovuz
1 N 2
Kapaz
09/19 07:30 AM
1st Division
Turan Tovuz
Kapaz
1 N 2
09/19
08:00 AM
Premier League
Chemelil Sugar
1 N 2
Gor Mahia
09/19 08:00 AM
Premier League
Chemelil Sugar
Gor Mahia
1 N 2
09/19
10:30 AM
Slovenia Cup
O. Ljubljana
1 N 2
Rudar Velenje
09/19 10:30 AM
Slovenia Cup
O. Ljubljana
Rudar Velenje
1 N 2
09/19
10:30 AM
Esiliiga
Tallinna JK Legion
1 N 2
Tallinna Flora II
09/19 10:30 AM
Esiliiga
Tallinna JK Legion
Tallinna Flora II
1 N 2

Manchester City have dominated English football over the past couple of seasons. 2019/20 sees them attempting to win the EFL Cup for the third season in a row. Other Premier League clubs and those from the Championship, League One and League Two will be doing their best to ensure that doesn't happen.


This is considered the secondary cup competition in English football. It doesn't have the long history of the FA Cup having not been launched until 1960. It's still an important trophy to win though with a Wembley final and a place in the Europa League for the winners. How does it differ from the FA Cup?  Well, this is the English Football League Cup (currently sponsored by Carabao) and is contested between the 91 teams in the Premier League and English Football League. It was 92 until the sad demise of Bury FC. There are no non-league teams in this competition unlike in the FA Cup. The current holders of the trophy are Manchester City who beat Chelsea on penalties in last season's final. That was City's second win in a row and not since Liverpool in 1984 has a club won this cup in three consecutive seasons. Can City equal that record this season?

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Who will Win the EFL Cup?

  • Manchester City - 7/2
  • Liverpool -8/1
  • Manchester United - 9/1
  • Tottenham - 10/1
  • Chelsea - 10/1
  • Arsenal - 10/1
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers - 14/1
  • Everton - 16/1
  • Leicester City - 16/1

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Dates for your Diary

  • Round Three – week commencing 23 September 2019

  • Round Four – week commencing 28 October 2019

  • Quarter-Finals – week commencing 16 December 2019

  • Semi-Finals First Leg – week commencing 6 January 2020

  • Semi-Finals Second Leg – week commencing 27 January 2020

  • EFL Cup Final - Sunday 1 March 2020

All the Latest EFL Cup Odds are at Bet365

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Third Round Draw

Wolves vs Reading

Oxford United vs West Ham

Watford vs Swansea City

Brighton vs Aston Villa

Sheffield United vs Sunderland

Colchester United vs Tottenham

Portsmouth vs Southampton

Burton Albion vs Bournemouth

Preston North End vs Manchester City

MK Dons vs Liverpool

Manchester United vs Rochdale

Luton Town vs Leicester City

Chelsea vs Grimsby Town or Macclesfield Town

Sheffield Wednesday vs Everton

Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest

Crawley Town v Stoke City

The third round draw has produced some exciting ties. League One MK Dons have landed a plum home match against Liverpool. Defending champions Manchester City travel to Championship side Preston North End, while League Rochdale will be making the trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United.

The south coast of England will be buzzing as League One Portsmouth host local rivals Premier League Southampton. Burton Albion reached the semi-finals last season and have another chance to cause a shock. The League One team face Premier League Bournemouth.

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Who are the Recent Winners of the EFL Cup?

It has to be remembered that clubs don’t always put a great deal of emphasis on the EFL Cup. They don’t do it for the FA Cup, so what hope is there for this competition. It’s a good chance to blood youngsters and give fringe players some time on the pitch.

That being said, you have to note that the top sides in the Premier League have very strong squads. They can play ‘reserve’ sides and still have plenty of internationals in their starting line-up with top players on the bench. The lure of a place in the Europa League is important, though most of the clubs winning this competition end up in the Champions League. That leads to grateful sides in the Premier League earning European places even if not finishing in the top six. 

In the last 15 seasons, the EFL Cup has been dominated by the top six teams in the Premier League. Only Swansea City and Birmingham City have prevented the trophy being won by either Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.  Clubs do tend to play stronger sides as the chance to win the trophy becomes higher. EFL Cup winner celebrations have been taking place a fair bit in Manchester in recent years. Manchester City have won the trophy four times in the last six seasons with one triumph for Manchester United and the other season seeing Chelsea win the cup.

Throughout the season, our team of experts will give you their views on the EFL Cup. Hopefully, their analyzing of the cup games will help give you some winners in the coming months as the top teams in the country bid to win this trophy.

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The Contenders

City Chasing a Hat-Trick

Manchester City won this cup last year on their way to a domestic treble. They had a few struggles on the way, including having to go to a penalty shoot-out against Leicester City and against Chelsea in the final. Pep Guardiola rests plenty of players but the squad at his disposal is so strong, City still manage to dominate this competition. Four wins in six years could easily become five in seven this season.

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Could West Ham Spring a Surprise?

West Ham have made a decent start to the new season. They don't look like a club that is going to be battling it out for the top four but could do well in the cups. They had a good win at Newport County in the second round and have an away game at League Two Oxford United in the third round. They last reached the final of this competition in 1981 losing to Liverpool in the days when cup finals had replays. A bold bid to win this season can't be ruled out.

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Arsenal Due a Win

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A glance at that list of recent winners of this trophy has one glaring omission. Arsenal haven't won the EFL Cup since the 1992-93 season. They have come close with three losses in EFL Cup finals, the most recent being in the 2017/18 season when losing 3-0 to Manchester City. The Gunners have made several promising additions to their squad for this new season. That means a weakened team in the EFL Cup could still be a very powerful one. It worked in the Europa League last season, so there's a good chance that the Gunners may end their long wait to win this trophy.

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