Editor’s Note: This article has been updated on December 5, 2019 to reflect the latest futures and Liverpool’s team selection for the tournament.
The EFL Cup (i.e. Carabao Cup) is down to the final 8.
Known as the Caribou Coffee Cup within the non-existent office of High Press Soccer, last year’s Carabao Cup was won by an insecure-and-desperate-for-affirmation-at-all-costs Manchester City squad.
They’re obviously favorites again this season. Here’s a look at the remaining 8. We’ll update the table as the year progresses.
Carabao Cup Title Odds
Odds updated as of December 5, 2019 to reflect Liverpool’s squad selection.
|Manchester City -125||Manchester United +350|
|Liverpool +800||Aston Villa +1000|
|Everton +1000||Leicester +1000|
|Oxford +25000||Colchester +50000|
What is the Carabao Cup?
Great question! The Carabao Cup (or the EFL Cup /League Cup if you go by the non-sponsor name) is a
totally meaningless cash grab tournament open to any team in the top 4 English divisions. It started in 1960. A total of 92 teams compete in it.
Liverpool have the most EFL Cup trophies with 8 (their last being in 2011-12). Only Premier League teams like Manchester City go all out really trying to win this now from the get-go. Seriously they’ve won four of the last five. It’s kind of adorable how much the Carabao Cup means to them as an organization. That happens when you keep bottling in the Champions League.
How to bet the Carabao Cup in the US
Oh wait, you’re still here?
In the US, you can legally wager on soccer online in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.