Carabao Cup Betting: Who’ll Go On To Lift The Trophy?
August 29, 2017
The League Cup, now known as the Carabao Cup for sponsorship reasons, has been a staple of the English football season for years. Though often seen as the FA Cup’s little brother, it has become more important in recent years due to the pressure on many clubs to win a trophy.
Whoever lifts the trophy may not be the only winners, as we can use matched betting offers to guarantee a profit from this market. For example, you could use a free bet stake to place a back bet on a selection and a lay bet on the exchange. You would have to wait for your winnings but if there is a very close match, there is a possibility you could make more money this way.
In terms of the market itself, lets take a look at some selections that could offer value if you decided not to lay your bet. For the purpose of this article, we’ll be looking at the odds listed on Sky Bet.
Who To Back?
After a phenomenal start to their League season, Manchester United are the favourites and can be backed at odds of 6.50. With Romelu Lukaku in red hot form and Zlatan Ibrahimovic announcing his return to the club, the Red Devils will be tough to stop.
Chelsea are at 7.00, even though there are big question marks over the strength of their squad. Considering they will be fighting on four fronts, they may be best avoided at this price.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side are 7.50, and they will likely go far in the competition. There are plenty of quality players that can’t get into the starting 11 so when they do get a chance in the Cup, they’ll be sure to take it.
Arsenal have been focusing on the FA Cup in recent seasons, but this year they may look towards this competition as a great chance of winning some more silverware. Arsene Wenger will still feel like he needs to deliver at least one trophy.
Tottenham at 10.00 and Liverpool at 11.00 also offer good value opportunities, though they may be focused on doing well in the Champions League instead.
Outsider options include Everton at 17.00 and Stoke at 29.00. With games against Championship sides in round 3, they will feel they have a good chance of progressing.
If any League Cup betting offers are listed on any bookmaker sites throughout the competition, we will be sure to list them on MatchedBets.com.