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This competition is currently suspended. You can still find our tips for ongoing leagues such as the German Bundesliga on site via this link.
The EFL Trophy (branded as the Checkatrade Trophy for sponsorship reasons) is a knock-out football tournament featuring clubs from both League One and League Two, plus sixteen academy sides from the Premier League and Championship. Bristol City are the competition’s most successful club, picking up three wins in five finals. Carlisle United are the EFL Trophy’s second most successful club, winning twice and appearing in a total of six finals.
The 2018/2019 version of the competition culminated on March 31st in a real showpiece of a final between two of the lower league’s most historic and well-supported clubs. In the end, Portsmouth were able to overcome their League One rivals Sunderland on penalties after a last-gasp equaliser in Extra Time.
With plenty of youngsters from Premier League and Championship sides on show there’s always some interest in this competition though and particularly in the betting markets. For every round of the competition we’ll look to include our best bets and predictions here plus match previews for some of the key fixtures with specific match tips.
The EFL Trophy can be quite an unpredictable tournament at times but our betting experts have plenty of experience and knowledge of the lower leagues and you can rely on them to provide their best bets for each round of the tournament through these predictions pages plus our popular match previews.
We also have our daily free football betting tips which often include tips from the EFL Trophy when applicable, but also from leagues and tournaments from across the footballing world. These are updated by our experts on a daily basis and range in value to give you a host of different bets to pick from for the day!