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EFL Cup 2023-2024 Betting Odds & Lines – Bet on Carabao Cup English Football Competition

The EFL Cup presents English soccer teams with the first opportunity for silverware in the domestic season, and it’s the perfect way for teams to put their markers down.

Though not taken as seriously as the FA Cup or the Champions League , the Carabao Cup serves up some dramatic nights and the chance for teams to book a place at Wembley Stadium.

So, let’s look at the different ways you can bet on the EFL Cup at the Stake Sportsbook this season.

What is the EFL Cup?

The EFL Cup, also known as the League Cup, is one of two major cup competitions contested by teams in the English soccer pyramid.

Only member clubs of the English Premier League and English Football League ( Championship , League One , and League Two ) qualify for the competition, meaning that it is a tournament for the elite teams in England. National League teams don’t get to play in the EFL Cup, but they can qualify for the FA Cup.

The winners of the EFL Cup automatically qualify for European competition, and they are awarded the first domestic trophy of the season, which is why it’s particularly popular with fans.

When is the EFL Cup 2023-2024?

In the 2023-2024 season, the first round of the EFL Cup will be played on the w/c August 7 2023. Premier League teams enter the competition in the second and third rounds, scheduled for the end of August and the middle of September, respectively. The final will be held at Wembley Stadium on February 25, 2024.

History of the EFL Cup

The EFL Cup was founded in 1960, and Liverpool are the most successful team in the tournament’s history, with nine titles to their name.

In recent times, Manchester City have dominated the cup, winning it six times between 2013 and 2023, an impressive return.

The current holders are Manchester United, who defeated Newcastle United 2-0 in the 2023 final at Wembley Stadium.

Saudi-backed Newcastle United hope to go one better in the 2023-24 EFL Cup as they look to land their first major silverware since 1969.

Which Teams Play in the EFL Cup 2023-2024 + Format & Schedule of EFL Cup 2023-2024

All 92 teams in the English football pyramid play in the EFL Cup (four of these teams are Welsh – Swansea City, Cardiff City, Newport County, and Wrexham).

The 13 EPL teams that aren’t involved in European competitions enter the EFL Cup in the second-round phase, while the remaining EPL teams enter the cup in the third round.

Each round is a one-leg knockout until the semi-final, in which each team plays one leg at home and one leg away. The final is hosted at Wembley Stadium in London.

The format of the 2023-24 EFL Cup is as follows:

  • First round – w/c 7 August 2023

  • Second round – w/c 28 August 2023

  • Third round – w/c 25 September 2023

  • Fourth round – w/c 30 October 2023

  • Quarter-final – w/c 18 December 2023

  • Semi-final (first leg) – w/c 8 January 2023

  • Semi-final (second leg) – w/c 21 January 2023

  • Final – 25 February 2023

How to Bet on EFL Cup & Soccer/Football Bet Types

To bet on the EFL Cup at the Stake Sportsbook, simply create an account and deposit cryptocurrency to fund your bets. You can learn more with our crypto deposit and withdrawal options . Then, with funds in your account, you can place the following Carabao Cup bets at Stake.com! For more information, check out our guide on how to bet on soccer .

  • Moneyline – a straight-up bet on the team to win an EFL Cup match.

  • 1x2 – a three-part bet that offers the home win, tie, and away win.

  • To Qualify – a bet on the team you think will qualify for the next round of the EFL Cup.

  • Asian Total – a totals bet on the number of goals you think will be scored in an EFL match.

  • Asian Handicap – a bet on the team to win with a handicap applied that they must overcome.

  • Double Chance – a bet on two outcomes of an EFL Cup match. For instance, you could bet on the home win and then the home win after penalties.

  • 1st Goal – a bet on the player you think will score the first goal in an EFL match.

  • Correct Score – a wager on the final score of an EFL match (e.g., 3-2).

  • Both Teams to Score – a bet on both teams to score in an EFL fixture.

  • Halftime/Fulltime – a bet on what you think the score will be in an EFL match at half-time, then at full-time.

You can also use our 'Bet Builder' function to place same game multi bets and place multiple selections on the single betting slip. This is an easy way to boost your odds on a specific fixture! Learn more with our same game multi betting guide .

Live Stream EFL Cup & Soccer Live Betting

You can live stream various live soccer matches directly at Stake.com. Simply sign into your account and check which fixtures have a live broadcast icon. You can then watch the action unfold for free.

This also presents the perfect opportunity to place live bets while you watch live soccer. Live bets include things like the next player or team to score, and there are other markets like number of corners, cautions, or offsides in a game.

Learn more about the differences between pre-match and live betting to take advantage of live betting opportunities at Stake.com.

EFL Cup Soccer Betting Odds & Payouts

Stake.com is the home of crypto sports betting with excellent value EFL Cup odds. When you make winning selections, you can process withdrawals for instant access to your winnings. You can also view odds in different ways from your Stake account, choosing from fractions, decimals, or the American format.

EFL Cup Betting Tips, Predictions & Strategies

To make the most of EFL Cup betting opportunities, here are some tips to bear in mind before making your selections:

  • Always research before picking an EFL Cup team to win and look at a team’s injuries.

  • Bear in mind that many of the big teams rest their best players in EFL Cup matches, particularly in the early rounds. This can help you find good value with underdogs.

  • Check out our sports betting guide for more tips to help as you bet on the EFL Cup online.

  • You can unlock the latest promotions to boost your bankroll before making your EFL Cup selections at Stake.com.

So, start betting on the EFL Cup 2023-24 today at Stake.com .