The eagerly awaited 2023-24 EFL Carabao Cup is just on the horizon, with the much-anticipated clash set to ignite the excitement on August 7, 2023. We have picked up some hot news about the new season of the EFL Cup including its odds and predictions. So stay connected to know all the updates of the 2023-24 EFL Carabao Cup.
In the upcoming football season, the highly anticipated 2023-24 EFL Carabao Cup is set to kick off, marking the 64th edition of this prestigious tournament. This exhilarating competition opens its doors to all the clubs competing in the renowned Premier League and the esteemed English Football League. As the heart of the English league pyramid, the EFL Carabao Cup holds a special place in the world of football, with its coveted silverware being among the most sought-after trophies in the sport. When it comes to the Carabao Cup, Liverpool stands proudly at the top, having claimed the prestigious title an impressive nine times. Their record puts them just ahead of Manchester City, who has won it eight times, making it a thrilling rivalry between the two football giants. However, the current title holders are their arch-rivals, Manchester United, who have lifted the trophy six times. With the presence of these solid contenders, the upcoming Carabao Cup promises to be a captivating battle of skill, determination, and adventurous moves on the field.
2023-24 EFL Carabao Cup – How it works?
The EFL Cup for the 2023-24 seasons will feature a total of 92 clubs from both the Premier League and the English Football League. Here’s how the teams will enter the competition in different rounds:
1) First round (72 clubs) – A total of 36 games will be played.
- 24 clubs from EFL League Two
- 24 clubs from EFL League One
- 24 clubs from EFL Championship
2) Second round (50 clubs) – A total of 24 games will be played.
- 12 Premier League clubs (not involved in European competition)
- 36 winners from first round
3) Third round (32 clubs) – A total of 16 games will be played.
- 8 Premier League clubs (involved in European competition)
- 24 winners from second round
4) Fourth round (16 clubs) – A total of 8 games will be played.
- No clubs enter the fourth round
- 16 winners from third round
In the exhilarating journey of the Carabao Cup, the Quarterfinals will be graced by eight victorious teams emerging triumphant from the intense battles of the fourth round. As the competition progresses, the Semi-finals will see the four best teams from the Quarterfinals. In both the Quarterfinals and Semi-finals, a total of four thrilling encounters will take place. The Semi-finals will be particularly captivating as they unfold over two legs, offering teams a chance to showcase their skills on both their home ground and the opponent’s turf.
Finally, the much-anticipated climax will be the Finals, featuring the two victorious teams from the Semi-finals. In a single, adrenaline-pumping encounter, these exceptional teams will battle it out on the grand stage to claim the coveted Carabao Cup title.
2023-24 EFL Carabao Cup – Key Dates
w/c 7 August 2023
w/c 28 August 2023
w/c 25 September 2023
w/c 30 October 2023
w/c 18 December 2023
w/c 8 January 2024 & w/c 21 January 2024
25 February 2024
Where to watch 2023-24 EFL Carabao Cup?
ESPN+ has got the streaming details of EFL Carabao Cup in the United States.
Sky Sports is the exclusive broadcaster of Carabao Cup in the United Kingdom.
DAZN holds the streaming rights to broadcast EFL Carabao Cup in Canada.
The Carabao Cup broadcaster for fans in Australia is beIN Sports.
England EFL Cup Outright Odds
The outright odds for all the teams to win the England EFL Cup title this season is derived from the bet365.com site and mentioned below:
West Ham vs Arsenal
The Round of 16 showdown of the 2023-24 EFL Carabao Cup will feature a battle between the top two contenders West Ham and Arsenal teams. This clash between these two hot rivals is going to be enthralling up until the very end and it is scheduled to take place on November 01, 2023. The West Ham club heads into this clash after a 0-1 win over Lincoln City in the third round. Thanks to Tomáš Souček, who netted the lone goal in the 70th minute for West Ham. But despite their victory in the third round, the West Ham team features a poor posture in other competitive games. Their defensive move is quite disgusting, as the West Ham team conceded about seven goals in their last three games. Therefore, it will be quite challenging for the West Ham side to prevent their opponent from scoring.
Arsenal Club, on the other hand, heads into this clash after defeating Brentford Club with one goal from Reiss Nelson. The Arsenal side features a good run through all competitions in recent times, where they are currently holding a five-game unbeaten streak. They have scored at least two goals in all their recent three games, which is better than West Ham’s offensive actions. The Arsenal club has lost just one of their last ten games. In addition, the Arsenal team has maintained dominancy over the West Ham side on many prior occasions. Hence, despite the absence of Jurriën Timber, Thomas Partey, and Gabriel Jesus due to injuries, the Gunners are still expected to take a narrow victory over the Hammers in this matchup.
Chelsea vs Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers will go head-to-head with Chelsea club in the Round of 16 matchups of the 2023-24 EFL Carabao Cup. This clash is slated to take place on November 01, 2023, at Stamford Bridge. The Chelsea team ended the third round of the EFL Cup with a 1-0 win over the Brighton team, and they made it to the Round of 16. Nicolas Jackson netted the lone goal for the Chelsea club in their prior win over Brighton team. Currently, the Chelsea team is seen without a win in their last two matchups. In addition, the Chelsea side has struggled a bit on their home ground in the recent few games. So, they should likely exert a little more effort to win over Rovers and move further in the EFL Standings.
The Blackburn Rovers, on the other hand, head into this clash after a 5-2 win in the third round against Cardiff City. Despite that success, the Rovers club is rowing with a decent record in the Championships. The Blackburn Rovers have a good posture on their offensive side, but their defense is not that healthy in recent fixtures. The Blackburn team is seen conceding about ten goals in their last five matchups, on which they need to put a little more effort. In the prior meetings over the Rovers, the Chelsea team was seen to maintain dominancy. Hence, the Chelsea club, despite their recent struggles, will prevent the Rovers from scoring and will take at least two goals to end this game with a victory.
Bournemouth vs Liverpool
Bournemouth and Liverpool teams will square off in the fourth round of the EFL Carabao Cup on November 01, 2023. This clash is scheduled to take place at Vitality Stadium, which is the home turf of the Bournemouth team. The Bournemouth team heads into this game after defeating Stoke City by two goals. Thanks to Dominic Solanke and Joe Rothwell, who scored each one goal for the Bournemouth side in the victory over Stoke City. The present form of the Bournemouth team in the EFL is not that appetizing, and they currently hold the 17th spot in the EFL standings. The Bournemouth team somewhat balances on their offensive end than their defensive actions. The Bournemouth side was seen conceding about ten goals in their last four fixtures, showing their weak defense. Hence, this is going to create a lot more struggle for the Bournemouth side to prevent Liverpool from scoring in this battle.
The Liverpool team, on the other hand, enters this game after a 3-1 win over Leicester City in the third round of the EFL Cup. In that clash, Cody Gakpo, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Diogo Jota scored each one goal for Liverpool. The Liverpool team is doing good in all the competitions they have been a part of, where they currently hold a five-game unbeaten streak. In each of their last three games, the Liverpool side has won at least two goals and has conceded only once in those three clashes. Hence, the Liverpool team is super stunning on either side of the field. Therefore, the Liverpool side looks much more prominent than the Bournemouth side and stands a higher chance of winning this matchup by taking at least three goals.
Everton vs Burnley
Brentford and Arsenal teams will square off in the third round of the EFL Cup on September 27, 2023, at Gtech Community Stadium. Two times in history, the Arsenal team has won the EFL championship; those victories occurred in the 1986–1987 and 1992–1993 seasons. It has been a long time since the Arsenal club made it to the finals of the EFL Club. Mikel Arteta will be looking to make some alterations to the team after a terrifying derby clash against Tottenham. The recent form of the Arsenal team is quite impressive, where they are enjoying a ten-game unbeaten record. The Arsenal club has maintained a good dominancy over the Brentford team in their prior clashes, and they hold a better chance of continuing the same trend in this matchup.
The Brentford team, on the other hand, currently holds the 13th spot in the EPL Standings with six points. The Brentford side has ended its prior game with a 1-3 loss Everton, where Mathias Jensen was the only player to score for the Brentford team. Brentford have never maintained a clean sheet in their last five matchups. In addition, the Brentford team will be missing out on players like Thomas Partey, Jurrien Timber, Gabriel Martinelli, and Tossard. This might cause the Gunners to struggle a bit in this matchup. Hence, the Brentford team is projected to give an awful performance on their defensive end, leaving Arsenal to score and win this matchup.
Manchester United vs Newcastle United
Round four of the 2023-24 EFL Carabao Cup will feature a battle between top two contenders, Manchester United and Newcastle teams. This clash between these hot rivals is scheduled to take place on November 01, 2023, at Old Trafford. Manchester United heads into this clash after a disappointing 0-3 loss against Manchester United. In their first derby of the season, Manchester United failed to score even a single goal against the City rivals. In their last ten matchups of all competitions, the Man Utd has won four and lost five games. To worsen their concern, the Manchester team has scored only a single goal in their last three home matches. So, the Manchester side needs to make a clear bounce back to turn things around.
The Newcastle United, on the other hand, heads into this clash after a 2-2 EPL draw against Wolves, where Callum Wilson netted both the goals for the team. The Newcastle is having a great posture in the EPL games, where they currently hold the sixth place in the standings. They have lost only one of their last ten matchups, in all competitions. The Newcastle side has scored about 12 goals in their last five matchups, proving their solid offensive moves. Therefore, both teams are highly anticipated to score and try their fullest potential to weaken their opponent. But, the Newcastle united pose to have a great shape on both ends of the field when compared to Manchester United. Therefore, the Newcastle United is expected to win this clash against the Manchester team with at least two goals from their side.
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