The Carabao Cup returns for Round 4 this week with eight fixtures featuring 16 teams. Manchester United, Everton, Aston Villa, and Wolves exited the competition in the previous round, and the teams remaining are three victories away from the final. Every game is available to watch live on ESPN+.
Read on for my Carabao Cup Betting Tips and Futures.
CARABAO CUP WINNER ODDS
Here are the futures for the ten sides I think have a realistic chance of winning the Carabao Cup:
- Manchester City +225
- Chelsea +500
- Liverpool +600
- Arsenal +800
- Tottenham +1000
- Leicester City +1000
- Leeds +2000
- West Ham +1800
- Brighton +2500
- Brentford +3500
Manchester City remains the favorite after beating Wycombe Wanderers 6-1 in the previous round with five players from their Under 23’s side. Pep Guardiola’s side have won this competition five times in the last six years (2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021) and are the safe option to back.
Chelsea represented the best value in the previous round at +600 and still are despite dropping to +500. The squad depth at Thomas Tuchel’s disposal is ridiculous, with two quality players available for every position. They face Southampton this round and should progress to the Quarterfinals with ease.
Liverpool have a favorable fixture against Preston North End this round and should progress to the Quarterfinals. Jürgen Klopp could take the competition more seriously in the latter stages, and +600 is a good price.
Mikel Arteta has turned Arsenal’s seasons round and riding high on a seven-game unbeaten run. The Gunners aren’t in Europe this season and will prioritize this cup, but they’ll exit the competition if they get drawn against Chelsea, Liverpool, or Manchester City.
Tottenham, Leicester City, and West Ham have European football and don’t possess the squad depth to compete on all fronts. They could progress to the latter stages, but the extra fixtures will be too much for them.
I’m going to switch my longshot shout from Leeds United to Brentford. They have a favorable tie away to Stoke City, and if they get drawn against the winner of Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland, they will have an easy path to the semi-finals. If Thomas Frank’s side is drawn against one of the big sides, I fancy their chances in a one-off game after impressive performances against Arsenal, West Ham, Liverpool, and Chelsea this season.
CARABAO CUP BEST VALUE: CHELSEA +500
CARABAO CUP LONGSHOT: Brentford +3500
Here are the 2021-22 Carabao Cup 4th Round Betting Lines.
CARABAO CUP BETTING LINES
- I like combining Chelsea and Liverpool’s Moneyline in a Parlay. The price comes out to -106, and that’s excellent value considering the quality of opposition they’re facing.
- I’m going to take Brentford’s Moneyline at +145. Thomas Frank’s side are my longshot recommendation, and they should have enough to beat Stoke City, whose main goal this season is to win promotion back to the Premier League.
- Queens Park Rangers welcome Sunderland to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Tuesday. Both sides are chasing promotion in their respective leagues and are in good form. QPR have won their last three games at home and have a better squad, so I’m going to back them on the Moneyline at +100.
- My final pick is Tottenham’s Moneyline at +145. Turf Moor is a tough place to go, and Burnley put up a good fight, but they’re very beatable. Spurs have won seven of their last ten meetings.
WHERE TO BET CARABAO CUP IN THE US
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