Carabao Cup Predictions

Free Carabao Cup (EFL) predictions and tips

Being the second-greatest knockout tournament in English football, the EFL Cup showcases top matchups between Premier League teams and Championship squads alongside games of League One and League Two clubs. On Takebet, you are up for a real treat: experts drop free EFL Cup predictions starting as early as Round 3 and going all the way to the Wembley final.

English Carabao Cup predictions come in accumulators and as singles. Some of the football betting markets used are 1x2, handicaps, goal totals of over and under, scores and props.

Quite a lot of data is used to get our free EFL Cup tips for betting ready. Think goal and shot numbers, big chances created, xG, effective actions in offence and defence, and more. Takebet takes into account league and cup results, H2H, betting odds and news to find value.

The 2022-23 England League Cup predictions feature action involving Luis Diaz (Liverpool), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Phil Foden (Manchester City) and Raheem Sterling (Chelsea) among other big shots. Venture into this action with our EFL predictions and tips now!

English Carabao Cup betting tips: 2022-23 season preview

Liverpool won the 2021-22 English Football League Cup by beating Chelsea in the finals on penalties after a 0-0 draw. Now Liverpool is holding the record for the most EFL Cup trophies again, winning the competition on nine separate occasions with another eight titles belonging to Manchester City.

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 trophy.

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 bound to participate in the 2022-23 EFL Cup:

  • Manchester City
  • Chelsea
  • Manchester United
  • Liverpool
  • Arsenal
  • Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester City

Manchester City, the then-defending champions, failed the 2021-22 Carabao Cup as they lost to West Ham United on penalties in the Fourth Round. As such, the only team the Citizens topped were Wycombe Wanderers (6-1) on the home turf in Manchester.

With eight titles to their name, Man City is currently one trophy short of equalling Liverpool, the tournament's most honoured club.

Manchester City are one of the top teams featured in England EFL Cup predictions on Takebet.

Manchester City key players:

  • Phil Foden
  • Bernardo Silva
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Ederson
  • Ruben Dias
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Joao Cancelo


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 record of most Carabao Cup trophies (9), with the latter won in the 2021-22 final against Chelsea — the first one for Klopp.

On the course to the 2021-22 EFL Cup final, Liverpool beat Arsenal in the semi-finals (0-0, 2-0) and Leicester City (3-3; penalties 5-4). Prior to that, the Reds topped Preston North End (2-0) and Norwich City (3-0) in Fourth Round and Third Round, respectively.

Liverpool and its stars are guaranteed to be featured in the EFL Cup predictions on Takebet.

Liverpool key players:

  • Mohamed Salah
  • Trent Arnold
  • Alisson
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Fabinho


Chelsea are currently struggling after the Roman Empire crumbled. Still, they are among top favourites to lift the trophy. The Blues lost the 2021-22 Carabao Cup final to Liverpool on penalties (10-11), which proved to be a rather painful defeat.

Chelsea beat Tottenham (2-0, 1-0) in the two-legged semi-finals and Brentford (2-1) in the quarter-final. Prior to that, Southampton (1-1, penalties 3-4) and Aston Villa (1-1, penalties 3-4) lost to Chelsea in Fourth Round and Third Round of the 2021-22 EFL Cup, respectively.

Chelsea are one of the featured teams in 2022-23 EFL predictions on Takebet.

Chelsea key players:

  • N’Golo Kante
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Edouard Mendy
  • Jorginho
  • Mason Mount
  • Reece James
  • Kai Havertz

Tottenham Hotspur

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 85 goals in all 2021-22 competitions with five goals coming in the Carabao Cup.

The Spurs got beaten in the 2021-22 Carabao Cup semi-finals (0-2, 0-1) by Chelsea. Prior to that Tottehham managed to top West Ham United (2-1) in the quarter-final, Burnley (1-0) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (2-2, penalties 3-2) in the fourth and third round, respectively.

Tottenham still suffer a trophy dilemma as they haven’t won a major trophy since the 2006-07 season win in the League Cup. Antonio Conte took over from Nuno Espirito Santo after another disappointing season. The 2022-23 EFL Cup may prove to be a major focus for the Spurs this season.

Tottenham key players:

  • Heung-Min Son
  • Harry Kane
  • Lucas Moura
  • Hugo Lloris
  • Sergio Reguilon
  • Eric Dier


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 28 years. Experts feature them in Takebet’s Carabao Cup predictions.

In the 2021-22 EFL Cup, Arsenal were eliminated in the semi-finals by Liverpool (0-0, 0-2), the eventual champions. Prior to that, the Gunners topped Sunderland (5-1) in the quarter-final, alongside Leeds United (2-0), AFC Wimbledon (3-0) and West Bromwich Albion (6-0) on their way to the semis.

Arsenal key players:

  • Bukayo Saka
  • Martin Odegaard
  • Thomas Partey
  • Gabriel Martinelli
  • Emile Smith Rowe
  • Kieran Tierney
  • Gabriel Magalhaes

Betting odds of 2022-23 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 preliminary odds, Manchester City are the main favourites of the 2022-23 EFL Cup.

EFL Cup 2022-23 winner betting odds:

  • Manchester City — 4.00 (+300 American; 3/1 Fractional)
  • Liverpool — 7.00 (+600; 6/1)
  • Chelsea — 8.00 (+700; 7/1)
  • Tottenham Hotspur — 8.50 (+750; 15/2)
  • Manchester United — 10.50 (+950; 19/2)
  • Arsenal — 12.50 (+1150; 23/2)

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:

  • 1x2
  • Draw no bet
  • Double chance
  • Asian and European handicaps
  • Overs and unders on goals
  • Correct scores
  • BTTS
  • Half time full time
  • Goalscorers
  • 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
  • Assists
  • 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 2022-23 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.

The calendar of 2022-23 EFL predictions for matches of Man United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and other teams will come later.

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