EFL Cup Predictions

Rochdale

Rochdale

Prediction:
2-2

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Rochdale welcome Huddersfield Town at their Spotland Stadium in the opening match of their Carabao Cup campaign. Following back-to-back wins over Stockport County and Atherton Collieries, the Dale suffered a 2-1 loss to Port Vale in their last warm-up game. Anyhow, Brian Barry-Murphy’s troops look sharp in front of goal ahead of the visit of Huddersfield Town. The Terriers... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 10:00 AM

Reading

Reading

Prediction:
2-1

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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Colchester

Colchester

Madejski Stadium will host Saturday’s Carabao Cup clash between Reading and Colchester. The Royals kicked off preseason with a 2-1 win over Gillingham, but they failed to impress in a 4-1 loss to Tottenham. Reading are eager to return to winning ways, and they will not have a better chance than this to do so. A man to watch in the home team will be Romania international Ge... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 10:00 AM

Peterborough

Peterborough

Prediction:
3-1

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Peterbourgh United will be aiming to get off to a flying start to their Carabao Cup campaign when they take on Cheltenham Town on Saturday afternoon. Peterborough were not at their sharpest in back-to-back preseason defeats to Coventry City, but they are still seen as hot favourites to win the EFL Cup opener. A man to keep an eye on in the home side will be summer signing Jo... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 10:00 AM

Oxford United

Oxford United

Prediction:
4-1

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon

Saturday’s football match at Kassam Stadium pits together Oxford United and AFC Wimbledon, who face each other in the Carabao Cup round 1. Oxford United quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace, with the team defeating Queens Park Rangers in their last warm-up match. The Yellows do not want to stop now, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing a... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 10:00 AM

Oldham

Oldham

Prediction:
1-1

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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Carlisle

Carlisle

Oldham and Carlisle, the two League Two sides, face each other at Boundary Park in what is expected to be a close encounter. Oldham have been producing fine displays in pre-season friendlies, with the team beating Curzon Ashton and Lincoln in the first two warm-up games. The Latics are likely to stick to their attacking style of play in the Carabao Cup opener, and we are pos... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 10:00 AM

Northampton

Northampton

Prediction:
0-2

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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Cardiff

Cardiff

Cardiff will be aiming to kick off their Carabao Cup campaign in style when they take on Northampton at Sixfields Stadium on Saturday. The Bluebirds did well to book their place in the Championship playoffs last term, but Fulham proved to be a big catch for the Welsh outfit in the double-header. Cardiff City are eager to return to the Premier League, but they have big ambiti... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 10:00 AM

Newport County

Newport County

Prediction:
2-4

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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Swansea

Swansea

After failing to secure promotion to the Premier League last term, Swansea City will be looking to make a flying start to their Carabao Cup campaign when they take on Newport at Rodney Parade on Saturday afternoon. The Swans have big ambitions for the upcoming season, and, no doubt, they will once again give 100% to book their place in the Championship playoffs. A man to wat... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 10:00 AM

MK Dons

MK Dons

Prediction:
1-3

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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Coventry

Coventry

MK Dons play host to Coventry City in the opening match of their Carabao Cup campaign. MK Dons have been struggling at the back in preseason, with the team conceding ten goals in total in back-to-back defeats to Norwich City (6-0) and Arsenal (4-1), and it should come as no surprise they are regarded as underdogs in Saturday’s match. The Sky Blues, on the other hand, have ... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 10:00 AM

Luton

Luton

Prediction:
2-2

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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Norwich

Norwich

Luton Town and Norwich City face each other at Kenilworth Road in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Saturday’s program. Luton impressed in the last season finale, and, as a result, they managed to secure the Championship survival. The Hatters have been producing splendid displays in preseason as well, and, as a result, the odds for home win have been... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 10:00 AM

Ipswich

Ipswich

Prediction:
1-1

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

A spot in the Carabao Cup round 2 will be at stake when Ipswich Town and Bristol Rovers square off against each other at Portman Road in what is expected to be a very exciting game. The Tractor Boys suffered a loss in each of their last four league matches, and they continue to struggle in preseason. Ipswich Town failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to West Ham (1-4) an... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 10:00 AM

Grimsby

Grimsby

Prediction:
2-0

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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Morecambe

Morecambe

Grimsby take on Morecambe at Blundell Park as they kick off their Carabao Cup campaign. Grimsby played their last competitive match back on July 7, 2020, meaning that they had enough time to prepare for the new season. The Mariners aim to kick off their EFL Cup campaign in great manner, but keep in mind that the stands will be empty due to the fierce of coronavirus spread. M... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 10:00 AM

Forest Green

Forest Green

Prediction:
3-2

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient

Forest Green will be looking to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Plymouth when they take on Leyton Orient in the opening match of their Carabao Cup campaign. The Green Devils were not at their sharpest in their first warm-up game, but reputable bookies still see them as favourites to beat Leyton in the EFL Cup round 1. One of the men to watch in the home team will be summer sig... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 10:00 AM

Fleetwood

Fleetwood

Prediction:
2-1

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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Wigan

Wigan

Highbury Stadium will host Saturday’s Carabao Cup match between Fleetwood Town and Wigan Athletic. Fleetwood chiefs have big ambitions for the upcoming League One season as they are eyeing promotion to the Championship, but they should give 100% in the cup competitions as well. Veteran midfielder Glenn Whelan, who has been left out of the Ireland Nations League squad, will... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 10:00 AM

Crewe

Crewe

Prediction:
2-2

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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Lincoln

Lincoln

A spot in the second round of the EFL Cup will be at stake when Crewe and Lincoln take on each other at Alexandra Stadium. Crewe did well to secure promotion to the League One, and, no doubt, they can’t wait for the new season to start. The Railwaymen are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but keep in mind that there will be no spectators at Alexandria Stadium due t... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 10:00 AM

Bolton

Bolton

Prediction:
2-1

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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Bradford

Bradford

A place in the Carabao Cup round 2 will be at stake when Bolton and Bradford City face each other at University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Trotters have not been in action since March, 2020 as the season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bolton chiefs have overcome the financial crisis, and seeing that they reinforced the squad in the summer tr... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 10:00 AM

Birmingham City

Birmingham City

Prediction:
3-1

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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Cambridge United

Cambridge United

Birmingham City and Cambridge United face each other in a David-vs-Goliath clash at St. Andrew’s Stadium. The Blues failed to impress in back-to-back preseason defeats to Leicester and Tottenham, but they are surely capable of beating the League Two side at home ground. Birmingham City will not have a better chance than this to get back on course, and we are positive that ... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 10:00 AM

When do we release our EFL Cup predictions?

Similar to FA Cup, our EFL Cup football predictions arrive on Monday 13:00 London Time as they are always scheduled for midweek.

The EFL Cup games are usually played on Tuesday or Wednesday, therefore, our football experts give their best to collect fresh and reliable information during the weekend. Once we release our EFL Cup football tips you will have a number of betting options to choose from.  

EFL Cup predictions by Footballpredictions.com

EFL Cup or Carabao Cup is an English annual knockout football competition where 92 clubs within the top four levels of the English football league system compete every season.

The competition is divided into seven rounds, with 32 teams competing in the third round of the EFL Cup. Teams that represent England in European competition book their place in the third round automatically.

Unlike FA Cup which ends in May, the Carabao Cup concludes in February, with the title game taking place at Wembley Stadium.

The winners of the Carabao Cup receive the trophy which weights 2.967 kg and measures 27 cm by 20.5 cm. The trophy is worth £20,000.

The EFL Cup has a rich history

Aston Villa are the first winners of the English League Cup as they defeated Rotherham United 3-2 on aggregate in the final of the competition back in 1961. The Millers defeated the Villans 2-0 in front of home fans, but the Villa Park outfit did well to overcome the deficit in the return leg.

Former Oldham Athletic forward Frankie Bunn holds the record for most goals scored in a match, as he found the net six times in a win over Scarborough on October 25, 1989, whilst West Ham United recorded the biggest ever win in the EFL Cup as they crushed Bury 10-0 back in 1983.

Three years later Liverpool outclassed Fulham with the same outcome (10-0).

Speaking of the Reds, they are the most successful team in the history of the EFL Cup as they clinched their 8th trophy in the 2011/2012 season, beating Cardiff City on penalties in the title game.

EFL Cup Tips, Predictions and Betting advice

If you aim to find your bet of the day, make sure you study our EFL Cup predictions which include team news, current form and head-to-head record.

Coaches often rest key players in the Carabao Cup games as top teams often play on four fronts in a season, therefore, checking out team news could be the key to your success when it comes to betting on the EFL Cup.

Underdogs tend to go all the way

Lower-league teams often go all the way in the EFL Cup, with, for example, Bradford City making it to the final of the competition in 2013.

Underdogs oftentimes claim major scalps in the Carabao Cup as coaches of top Premier League teams use EFL Cup games to test as many players as possible.

However, you should bear in mind that in the final stages of the competition coaches count on key players as the winner is guaranteed a place in the Europa League.

Popular betting tips

As previously mentioned, betting on favourites in the EFL Cup is unlikely to prove to be a boost to your betting account, therefore, we recommend you to bet on goals when it comes to the second most popular cup competition in England.

Long-term bets should be considered as there are coaches who aim to win everything. For example, former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho rarely rested first-team regulars in the EFL Cup games due to his winning mentality.

Our Team of FA Cup Experts

If you want to beat the bookmakers and use your free bets in the best way possible, read our EFL Cup betting tips carefully.

Our football experts are accomplished sports columnists who provide fresh and reliable information and seeing that our predictions are based on the wealth of experience in the betting industry, FootballPredictions.com is the right place for you.

Our team of experts provide us football tips which are released after we double check them. Similar to FA Cup, condition of key players can be a huge factor when it comes to betting on the EFL Cup.

Our columnists monitor English lower leagues closely, which helps them find the best betting options.    

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