EFL Cup Predictions

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

Barnsley

Barnsley

Prediction:
1-0

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

10:00 AM

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Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest

There will be fireworks when Barnsley and Nottingham Forest face each other at Oakwell in the Carabao Cup round 1. Thanks to a historical 2-1 win at Brentford on the last day of the 2019/20 season, Barnsley secured the Championship survival, and, no doubt, the hosts are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Forest. The Tykes did well to beat the Reds at home in July, whic... Read More...

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

Walsall

Walsall

Prediction:
1-1

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

09:15 AM

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Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday

All eyes will be on Bescot Stadium when Walsall and Sheffield Wednesday face each other in the Carabao Cup round 1 on Saturday afternoon. The last League Two season was a mixed bag for Walsall, and, as a result, they finished the process in 12th place in the standings. The Saddlers are eager to claim a major scalp in the first round of the EFL Cup, and, one thing is for sure... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 09:15 AM

Bristol City

Bristol City

Prediction:
2-1

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

09:00 AM

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Exeter

Exeter

Bristol City and Exeter City face each other at Ashton Gate Stadium in the first round of the Carabao Cup. Bristol City were having their ups and downs in the Championship last season, and, as a result, they finished the process in the middle of the table. The Robins did well to crush Cheltenham Town 4-0 in their first warm-up game, which is surely giving fans a reason for o... Read More...

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

Gillingham

Gillingham

Prediction:
3-1

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

08:00 AM

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Southend

Southend

Gillingham play host to Southend at their Priestfield Stadium in the opening match of their Carabao Cup campaign. The Gills have been handed an easy draw in round 1, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Southend in their opener. Considering that the Shrimpers served as the cannon fodder for their rivals in the 2019/20 League One campaign, we believe that home win sh... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 08:00 AM

Crawley

Crawley

Prediction:
0-2

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

08:00 AM

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Millwall

Millwall

Millwall kick off their Carabao Cup campaign with a match against Crawley Town at The People’s Pension Stadium. The Lions finished the last Championship campaign in style as they rolled over Huddersfield Town 4-1, but that did not help them book their place in the playoffs. The capital club are once again eyeing a top-six finish, but they want to go all the way in the EFL ... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 08:00 AM

Plymouth

Plymouth

Prediction:
2-2

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

07:30 AM

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QPR

QPR

Saturday’s football match at Home Park pits together Plymouth and Queens Park Rangers. Plymouth were fortunate to secure automatic promotion to League One as they were sitting in the third position in the standings when the season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Pilgrims are eager to impress on their return to the English third tier, but they have big am... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 07:30 AM

Derby

Derby

Prediction:
2-0

Match Time & Date:

05/09/2020

07:00 AM

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Barrow

Barrow

Barrow have been handed a tough draw in the Carabao Cup round 1 as they take on Derby County at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon. David Dunn’s troops did well to secure promotion to League Two, and, no doubt, they have big ambitions for the upcoming season. Seeing that Barrow will be fully focused on the league, we do not believe that away win should be considered. The Ram... Read More...

This match will be played on 05/09/2020 at 07:00 AM

Burton

Burton

Prediction:
1-1

Match Time & Date:

04/09/2020

02:30 PM

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Accrington

Accrington

Pirelli Stadium will host Friday’s Carabao Cup clash between Burton and Accrington. The Brewers have been having their ups and downs in preseason, with the team beating Stoke, losing to Coventry, while sharing the spoils with Walsall in their last warm-up game. One of the men to watch in the home team will be Lukas Akins, who scored nine goals in 35 appearances in the Leag... Read More...

This match will be played on 04/09/2020 at 02:30 PM

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Prediction:
2-0

Match Time & Date:

04/09/2020

12:30 PM

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury

Middlesbrough kick off their Carabao Cup campaign with a match against Shrewsbury. The Boro failed to impress in the 2019/20 Championship campaign, with the team finishing the process in 17th position in the standings. The club chiefs did well to keep hold of Britt Assombalonga in the summer transfer window, and, no doubt, the 27-year-old Congo international will be the man ... Read More...

This match will be played on 04/09/2020 at 12:30 PM

Stoke City

Stoke City

Prediction:
2-1

Match Time & Date:

29/08/2020

11:00 AM

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Blackpool

Blackpool

A place in the Carabao Cup round 2 will be at stake when Stoke City and Blackpool face each other at Bet365 Stadium. Stoke failed to impress in a warm-up game against Burton (0-1), but they are surely capable of beating Blackpool at home ground. Over the years the Potters have turned their Bet365 Stadium into a real fortress, and even though there will be no spectators in Sa... Read More...

This match will be played on 29/08/2020 at 11:00 AM

Stevenage

Stevenage

Prediction:
1-2

Match Time & Date:

29/08/2020

11:00 AM

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Portsmouth will be aiming to kick off their Carabao Cup campaign in style when they face Stevenage at Broadhall Way on Saturday afternoon. The Pompey failed to secure promotion to the Championship, and, no doubt, they will be on the same quest in the 2020/21 League One campaign. A man to watch in the away team will be John Marquis, who is likely to prove a handful for the op... Read More...

This match will be played on 29/08/2020 at 11:00 AM

Preston

Preston

Prediction:
2-0

Match Time & Date:

29/08/2020

11:00 AM

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Mansfield

Mansfield

Saturday’s football match at Deepdale pits together Preston and Mansfield, who go head to head in the Carabao Cup round 1. The Lilywhites were struggling to find their form in the last season finale, and, as a result, they missed out on a place in the Championship playoffs. Preston are eager to make amends for the unsuccessful campaign, and we are positive that they will t... Read More...

This match will be played on 29/08/2020 at 11:00 AM

Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers

Prediction:
2-1

Match Time & Date:

29/08/2020

11:00 AM

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Doncaster

Doncaster

Blackburn and Doncaster face each other in an all-Rovers clash in the first round of the Carabao Cup. Blackburn did well to roll over Fleetwood Town in their first warm-up game, with talented attacker Adam Armstrong scoring a brace. The Championship club, who missed out on a place in the playoffs last term, have big ambitions for the upcoming season, and they surely want to ... Read More...

This match will be played on 29/08/2020 at 11:00 AM

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

Prediction:
0-3

Match Time & Date:

01/03/2020

11:30 AM

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Man City

Man City

All eyes will be on Wembley Stadium when Aston Villa and Manchester City face each other in the Carabao Cup final. The Citizens have slim chances of winning the national championship, and, no doubt, they will give 100% to lift the League Cup trophy. Pep Guardiola’s troops set up a meeting with the Villans in the title game by beating the likes of Preston, Southampton, Oxfo... Read More...

This match will be played on 01/03/2020 at 11:30 AM

Man City

Man City

Prediction:
3-1

Match Time & Date:

29/01/2020

02:45 PM

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Manchester United

Manchester United

Manchester City will be looking to defend their two-goal lead in the Carabao Cup tie against their bitter rivals Manchester United when the two teams take on each other at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. The Citizens head into the match following a 4-0 FA Cup win over ten-man Fulham where Pep Guardiola rested key attacker Sergio Aguero. Both Aguero and De Bruyne return to the s... Read More...

This match will be played on 29/01/2020 at 02:45 PM

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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