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Here’s where you’ll get the best League Cup predictions and tips ahead of this year’s tournament. The EFL was launched in 1960 and is widely considered the second most important domestic cup competition in England, after the FA Cup.
Join Football Tips for all the action as 92 teams from England’s top four divisions compete for the chance to lift the trophy. Our expert tipsters pore over all the data to bring you League Cup tips and predictions for each round of fixtures, from potential winners to the number of corners.
The EFL Cup is played over several rounds of single-leg ties, until the double-header of the semi-final round. The EFL Cup Final is a highlight of the winter domestic football schedule, taking place in late February. Our team of tipsters share in-depth match previews and predictions for every round of the competition as teams vie for a place in the final.
EFL Cup betting tips
Our team of expert tipsters will share bets and tips ahead of every round of the Carabao Cup. Aside from our usual array of accumulators, correct score and BTTS tips, you will also find doubles and trebles and a huge range of other wagers. You can get more betting advice on our football betting predictions hub, packed with a huge range of tips on all of today’s football.
There are of course our match previews for the vast majority of the games played in this tournament. These include match stats, head-to-head records and team news alongside our correct score prediction and best bets.
What are the most popular EFL Cup bets?
This generally depends on the round. In the early rounds of the competition, there is a full fixture list and with seeded teams, there are great opportunities for acca bets and both teams to score bets. As the competition progresses, with fewer games in each round, it may be better to look at match-specific markets including total cards betting and total corner betting.
League Cup History
The League Cup has gone by many names over the years, from the Football League Cup in 1960 to the Milk Cup, Coca-Cola Cup, Worthington Cup and Carling Cup, to name but a few. In the 2017/18 season it became the Carabao Cup.
The cup was originally created in the early 1960s as a consolation competition for teams that had crashed out of the more prestigious FA Cup, at a time when teams were struggling to fill stadiums. Games were held during the week and gave struggling teams the chance to gain a few more ticket sales between weekend fixtures.
The League Cup has thrown up many a magical moment over the years, from Luton Town’s famous last-minute winner against the giants of Arsenal in 1988 to Bradford City’s surprise run to the final in 2013.
2021/2022 EFL Cup factfile
- Country: England
- Founded: 1960
- Reigning Champions: Manchester City
- Most Championships: Liverpool (8)
- 2021/2022 dates: 31 July 2021 – 27 February 2022
- Website: www.efl.com/carabao-cup