English Carabao Cup betting tips: 2021-22 season preview
Manchester City won the English Football League Cup for a fourth successive time in the 2020-21 season of the tournament. Now the Citizens and Liverpool hold the joint record for most EFL Cup trophies, with both clubs winning the competition on eight separate occasions.
The Cup features all 92 Premier League and English Football League clubs, from four leagues in total. Teams face each other in a straight knockout format spanning seven rounds. Premier League clubs that failed to qualify for any European competition enter the EFL Cup in the second round while the clubs that secured European competition enter in the third round.
Takebet provides EFL predictions for the Cup matches starting from the third round.
Clubs that secure a place in the semi-finals play over two legs. Winners of the semi-finals face off at Wembley for a chance to lift the much-coveted EFL Cup trophy in front of their fans.
On Takebet, you are granted access to EFL Cup tips free, both on matches and outright ones. You can use these tips to bet on the winner of the competition, the top goalscorer and other futures. Our football experts offer England League Cup predictions for all games of top interest.
Some of the teams participating in the 2021-22 EFL Cup:
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
- Tottenham Hotspur
- Leicester City
- West Ham United
- Aston Villa
- Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Stoke City
- Nottingham Forest
- Preston North End
- Derby County
- Wycombe Wanderers
- Oxford United
- Lincoln City
- Salford City
- Bristol Rovers
- Barrow AFC
- Newport County
- Rochdale AFC
- Harrogate Town
Manchester City were a strong force in the 2020-21 Carabao Cup as they beat Tottenham Hotspur one-nil on the final day. They clinched the title thanks to Aymeric Laporte’s goal and dominated the game completely with 21 shots as opposed to Tottenham’s two.
The Citizens fought off stern competition from other clubs in the course of the tournament. Manchester City beat Burnley, Arsenal and Manchester United to secure their place in the final against Tottenham Hotspur.
Throughout the 2020-21 English League Cup, Pep Guardiola’s men scored 12 goals in six matches, conceded only twice and kept a clean sheet in four of these matches. Manchester City will lace their boots again in the 2021-22 season as they try to conquer the EFL Cup for the 9th time overall and the 5th consecutive time.
Manchester City are one of the top teams featured in England EFL Cup predictions on Takebet.
Phil Foden is currently one of the best young players not only in England, but across Europe. This youngster has scored 31 goals for Manchester City. He has also racked up 22 assists during that time. Foden’s natural position is central midfield, but he can play the wing efficiently.
Bernardo Silva was instrumental to the success of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. This attacking midfielder has scored 35 goals and assisted 26. In the 2020-21 Premier League, he underperformed his xG of 2.8 as he scored only twice while making 27 key passes. However, Silva has a strong record of availability which makes him an important entity in Pep’s squad.
Other key players of Manchester City asides from Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva:
- Kevin De Bruyne
- Ruben Dias
- Riyad Mahrez
- Raheem Sterling
- Joao Cancelo
Chelsea are currently one of the few best teams in English football. The Blues suffered some setbacks in terms of performance under Frank Lampard: even though they were scoring frequently, the defensive problem was a highlight of the legend’s tenure.
Before Thomas Tuchel took over from Lampard, Chelsea conceded 27 goals in the 2020-21 season, with 0.93 goals conceded per game. Thomas Tuchel, however, had a great impact on the team, as Chelsea conceded just nine goals in the remaining 18 games of the last season.
Chelsea were eliminated in the fourth round of the 2020-21 EFL Cup by Tottenham on penalties. The Blues must be looking forward to challenging other elite clubs in a bid to win their 6th Carabao Cup trophy. Chelsea are one of the featured teams in EFL predictions on Takebet.
N’Golo Kante is one of the players to watch out for in the EFL Cup this season. Kante is known to be a pressing machine. The French international is great at winning balls all over the pitch. He is quick, resilient, and presses well. He was instrumental to Chelsea’s Champions League, and he’s a well-respected player in the squad. The midfielder failed to feature in last season’s EFL Cup, but he will be set to help his team achieve success in the competition this season.
Romelu Lukaku is another player to watch out for in the upcoming EFL Cup season. The Belgian achieved 20+ goals in both seasons of the Italian Serie A in which he participated. Lukaku scored 47 goals and assisted 13 for Inter Milan in Serie A, while making 105 key passes during that time. The Blues will rely on this goal-scoring machine and will hope he puts up similar or even better numbers across all competitions this season, notably the Carabao Cup.
Other key players of Chelsea apart from N’Golo Kante and Romelu Lukaku:
- Edouard Mendy
- Antonio Rudiger
- Mason Mount
- Reece James
- Kai Havertz
Liverpool are arguably one of the best teams in Europe right now. The Reds are known for their aggressive pressing and heavy-metal football under Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool hold the joint record of most Carabao Cup (8) trophies alongside Manchester City.
However, the Reds haven’t enjoyed much success in the EFL Cup under Jurgen Klopp. They’ve only progressed past the fourth round once in the last four seasons.
Liverpool scored 97 goals across all competitions last season. They also averaged a goal conceded per game ratio of 1.1 — courtesy of their defensive woes.
Liverpool exited the 2020-21 EFL Cup in the quarter-finals, where they suffered a heavy defeat of five goals to none at the hands of Aston Villa. However, Liverpool’s attack of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino will fancy a chance to lead Liverpool to a Carabao Cup victory. Particularly Jota, who was very impressive in the recently concluded season.
Liverpool and it’s stars are guaranteed to be featured in the EFL Cup predictions on Takebet.
Mohamed Salah is by no doubt Liverpool’s best goalscorer. He has been putting up consistent numbers since he joined the Reds in 2017. The Egyptian has scored 134 goals for Liverpool and has set up his teammates on 43 occasions. Salah’s pace and flexibility allow him to bypass defenders and cause damage. The Liverpool winger outperformed his EPL xG of 19.3 scoring 22 goals in the concluded season. He also created 62 chances and made 57 key passes.
Trent Alexander Arnold was a key player for Liverpool as the team came third in the 2020-21 EPL season and secured a spot in the UEFA Champions League even after the injuries. The England right-back possesses exquisite passing abilities and is hailed for his crossing range. Trent contributed seven assists and two goals to the 2020-21 PL season for Liverpool. He also made 77 key passes and created 87 chances, the highest by a Liverpool squad player.
Other key players of Liverpool asides from Mohamed Salah and Trent Arnold:
- Jordan Henderson
- Virgil Van Dijk
- Sadio Mane
- Roberto Firmino
Arsenal are an English football club with so many legacies. The Gunners are the only team to win the Premier League without losing a match. However, Arsenal have had a lower success rate compared to other top English clubs in the English League Cup, with the Gunners winning the EFL Cup only twice in their history. As a matter of fact, Arsenal have not won the Carabao Cup for 27 years. They are one of the featured teams in Takebet’s Carabao Cup predictions.
However, the future is bright under their new manager, Mikel Arteta, who has already won the FA Cup and Community Shield as Arsenal’s manager. In the 2020-21 Premier League, Arsenal scored 55 goals and conceded 39 which was an average of 1.03 goals conceded per match.
In the last season of the EFL Cup, the Gunners were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Manchester City. However, with the new additions to the squad and a break from European football next season, Arteta’s men will be ready to challenge in domestic cups at least.
Bukayo Saka entered the limelight for Arsenal in the concluded season. The 20-year-old winger had 11 goal contributions for Arsenal across all competitions. He also made 38 key passes and created 41 chances in the EPL. However, he underperformed his xG of 6.9 by 1.9.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also a key player for Arsenal. Despite Arsenal’s struggles, the Gabonese international scored 14 goals for the club last season. He also created 25 chances and made 22 key passes. However, he underperformed his 10.22 xG by 0.22. Aubameyang is an instinctive striker with great positioning and brilliant finishing.
Other key players of Arsenal asides from Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang:
- Martin Odegaard
- Thomas Partey
- Gabriel Martinelli
- Emile Smith Rowe
- Kieran Tierney
- Gabriel Magalhaes
Tottenham Hotspur boast of one of the deadliest attacking firepowers in the Premier League. The Kane and Son duo did a lot of damage to the majority of the clubs they faced last season. Tottenham scored 108 goals in all competitions with five of the goals coming in the Carabao Cup. They also created 62 big chances in the Premier League and kept 12 clean sheets. Their defensive record was, however, poor, as they conceded an average of 1.2 goals per game.
Tottenham suffer a trophy dilemma as they haven’t won a major trophy since the 2006-07 season win in the League Cup. Nuno Espirito Santo took over from Mauricio Pochettino after another disappointing season. The former Wolverhampton manager is known for his fast counter-attacking style and will aim to deliver trophies to Tottenham’s cabinet during his tenure.
Tottenham witnessed significant progress in the 2020-21 EFL Carabao Cup as they beat everyone on the road to the final. However, things didn’t go their way at Wembley against Manchester City, as the Spurs were beaten by a goal to nil. Will Tottenham reach the final again this season? They are one of the featured teams in Takebet’s England EFL Cup predictions.
Heung-Min Son was a very vital player for Tottenham last season. The South-Korean international scored 21 goals and provided 17 assists for Tottenham in all competitions. He outperformed his Premier League xG of 9.74 as he scored 17 goals in the competition. He also created 85 chances and made 75 key passes during that time in the EPL.
Harry Kane was Son’s partner in crime. Kane became the Premier League’s highest goalscorer and the best assistant last season. The England captain contributed 28 goals and 16 assists to Tottenham’s tally across all competitions. He overperformed his xG ratio of 20.23 in the EPL as he scored 23 goals. Harry Kane also created 63 chances and made 49 key passes. The 28-year-old striker will look to keep up and lead Tottenham to the 2021-22 EFL Cup victory.
Other key players of Tottenham apart from Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane:
- Lucas Moura
- Hugo Lloris
- Sergio Reguilon
- Dele Alli
- Eric Dier
- Giovani Lo Celso
Betting odds of 2021-22 EFL Cup
Football lovers read Carabao Cup predictions for free on Takebet, including tips on season-long events like the club to lift the England Football Cup trophy or the highest goalscorer. The first step in choosing outright England EFL Cup predictions lies in analysing betting odds.
As per the current odds, Liverpool are the main favourites going into the EFL Cup semi-finals.
EFL Cup 2021-22 winner betting odds:
- Liverpool — 3.00 (+200 American; 2/1 Fractional)
- Chelsea — 3.55 (+255; 28/11)
- Arsenal — 5.25 (+425; 17/4)
- Tottenham Hotspur — 5.25 (+425; 17/4)
Coverage of English League Cup predictions
Along with our outright predictions, Takebet drops EFL Cup picks for separate matches. These Carabao Cup predictions can be either single bets or accumulator betting tips. Numerous options are explored and used to get them ready, such as 1x2, overs and unders, and more.
Read on to learn how Takebet selects events for English Carabao Cup betting tips!
Betting markets and odds of EFL predictions
Finding out great betting tips on the EFL Cup takes time spent analysing multiple bets offered by online bookies in search for the most valuable ones. In this quest, the handicappers of Takebet go through both big and popular betting markets as well as small ones, like stats and props. We compare the implied probabilities to the results of our analysis and then pick sure EFL bets.
Some of the betting markets used for Carabao Cup predictions:
- Draw no bet
- Double chance
- Asian and European handicaps
- Overs and unders on goals
- Correct scores
- Half time full time
- Cards and corners
The odds of the EFL Cup tips for betting differ depending on the type of the bet we are looking at. Single wagers are usually in the range from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200; 2/1) while multibet odds in our EFL predictions get to be as high as 10.00 (+900; 9/1).
England EFL Cup match predictions
On Takebet, English Carabao Cup betting tips for separate fixtures are in-depth analytical articles prepared by football experts. In each piece we explore relevant statistics, team news and the form of individual players, betting trends and odds, results, H2H and other valuable info.
Some stats we use for our English League Cup predictions:
- Goals for and against
- Big chances and shots
- Expected goals
- Ball control and pass accuracy
For the EFL predictions, Takebet prefers to pick games of top teams and otherwise decisive clashes. However, sometimes we may predict a smaller Carabao Cup match for a value bet.
EFL Cup outright betting tips
Season-long picks for the EFL Carabao Cup come a week or two before the tournament is about to commence. Experts of Takebet predict the outright winner of the competition by analysing historical trends and past-season results, the current form and priorities of the teams, how deep the bench is for top EPL teams and if they are able to invest in the EFL Cup.
Schedule of top 2021-22 EFL Cup game predictions
When it comes to English Carabao Cup predictions, not all matches are analysed. Handicappers start with the third round, when big shots come into play. In the third and fourth round, we choose matches between EPL and Championship teams as the most promising in terms of bet variety and the quality of football. Afterwards, we predict all the games.
Below you will find the calendar of 2021-22 EFL predictions for top matches of Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea as well as the later play-off stages.
- West Brom vs Arsenal (25 August 2021)
- Manchester City vs Wycombe Wanderers (21 September 2021)
- Liverpool vs Norwich City (21 September 2021)
- Chelsea vs Aston Villa (22 September 2021)
- Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon (22 September 2021)
- Wolves vs Tottenham (22 September 2021)
- Chelsea vs Southampton (26 October 2021)
- Arsenal vs Leeds United (26 October 2021)
- West Ham United vs Manchester City (27 October 2021)
- Preston vs Liverpool (27 October 2021)
- Burnley vs Tottenham (27 October 2021)
- Quarter-finals. Arsenal vs Sunderland (21 December 2021)
- Quarter-finals. Brentford vs Chelsea (22 December 2021)
- Quarter-finals. Liverpool vs Leicester City (22 December 2021)
- Quarter-finals. Tottenham vs West Ham (22 December 2021)
- Semi-finals. Leg 1 (5-6 January 2022)
- Semi-finals. Leg 2 (12-13 January 2022)
- Finals (27 February 2022)
Free EFL Cup predictions: how to get access
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What types of English League Cup predictions do you publish?
Most of the betting tips on the Carabao Cup are single bets and the rest are accumulator predictions. These picks may include multiple betting markets, namely 1x2, Asian and European handicap, under over goals, scores, half time full time and double chance, BTTS and more.
Otherwise, there are EFL tips for season-wide events, such as the winner of the EFL Cup.
When do you post EFL Cup picks for betting?
Single and accumulator Carabao Cup betting picks are posted 24-48 hours before a matchday.
When it comes to outrights, they appear one or two weeks prior to the start of the tournament.
Are your EFL Cup betting tips free?
True, one can get EFL predictions from Takebet free of cost. Every betting pick is published on the page dedicated to the said tournament for everyone to access. Being free, our EFL betting tips are full of useful data such as stats of goals and shots, assists, xG, the current run of form and H2H, the latest news from team camps and such. All bets are based on the odds analysis.
Do you have Carabao Cup predictions for today and tomorrow?
Correct. Takebet publishes Carabao Cup predictions for today and EFL Cup betting tips for tomorrow: use the links or page filters to access subsections with these tips categorised.
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