Carabao Cup Predictions & Betting Tips

You’ll be able to follow all of our Carabao Cup betting tips during the 2022/2023 campaign, and watch as teams battle it out to bring home some much-coveted silverware.

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The Carabao Cup semi-finals are here…

Semi-Final fixture:

Tuesday 24th January

  • First leg: Southampton 0-1 Newcastle

Wednesday 25th January

  • First leg: Nottingham Forest 0-3 Manchester United

Tuesday January 31

  • Second leg: Newcastle vs Southampton (20:00pm GMT)

Wednesday February 01

  • Second leg: Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest (20:00pm GMT)

Although it is England’s secondary cup competition, falling behind the FA Cup in terms of prestige, the Carabao Cup is still a valuable domestic trophy to win and always serves up its fair share of drama and excitement. Not to mention a route to the Europa Conference League.

After the opening two rounds, the seven Premier League sides featuring in European football joined the party, with Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Manchester United and West Ham all involved – though just one of those sides remains in the competition.

Liverpool are the current holders of the Carabao Cup — though they will not defend their crown — beating Chelsea on penalties as part of their domestic cup double last season, ending a 10-year spell without success in this competition. The victory was Liverpool’s ninth in the Carabao Cup (and its various other names) making them the most successful side in the competition’s history, moving one clear of Man City who had caught up thanks to their recent dominance.

A dominance that won’t pick back up this season as Premier League basement boys Southampton recently dumped them out of the competition, winning 2-0 with Pep Guardiola’s men not even managing a shot on target.

The magic of the cup, eh! With that unexpected twist, Man Utd have now moved firmly as the favourites to lift this year’s coveted gong…

Find the latest EFL Cup winner odds for the 2022/2023 season here:

 Team Bet365  Sky Bet  William Hill 
 Man Utd  4/6  4/6  8/13
 Newcastle  6/5  6/5  6/5
Southampton 40/1 33/1 33/1
Nottingham Forest 100/1 80/1 100/1
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You’ll be able to follow all of our Carabao Cup betting tips during the 2022/23 campaign, and watch as teams battle it out to bring home some much-coveted silverware.

When do you release your Carabao Cup predictions?

We aim to give our readers plenty of time to check our betting tips for upcoming Carabao Cup matches and, as such, we look to get these tips live between 24 and 48 hours before kick-off. However, that time frame can fluctuate on occasion due to fixture congestion.

You’ll find our best tips for the Carabao Cup on this page during every round, and for the biggest matches we’ll even have specially-picked match previews, written by our Squawka Bet experts who have extensive knowledge of teams across the four divisions.

Today’s Carabao Cup betting tips

Need a tip for today’s Carabao Cup fixtures? This is the place to come to, with tips added in advance of matchday at the top of this page. Be sure to check the form to make sure you agree with our selections and you may even decide to wait until team news has been announced before confirming your betslip.

Carabao Cup In-play betting tips

Due to the unpredictable nature of cup football, punters can often find joy when making in-play bets on the Carabao Cup.

This particular method of wagering allows you to tailor your bets to the unfolding action, regardless of whether it’s two League One clubs going at it or a Premier League giant taking on a lower-league minnow.

Full-Time Results

In the Carabao Cup, any team can beat another — just look at Bradford City dumping out the likes of Arsenal and Aston Villa en route to their 2013 final appearance.

However, this means there is often great value to be found in the Full-Time Results markets, also known as win-draw-win bets.

With each round of matches usually taking place over a midweek with all games within two to three days of each other, this market also offers punters the chance to combine several match result bets for a longer-odds accumulator. But be careful as full-time result markets only include the 90-minute match, not penalties (or for the final, extra-time).

Both Teams to Score

It couldn’t be more simple – you’re backing both teams to get on the scoresheet during the match. It’s worth checking how often the teams facing off tend to score – and concede – before placing this bet and much like the match result market, it’s a very popular market to consider for an accumulator bet. Again, these markets are usually for 90 minutes only.

To Score a Header

There are now options with many bookmakers to select goal methods for teams or even individual players. Headers still have their place in the game, especially as lower league clubs seek to exploit set-piece situations against their Premier League counterparts.

Player Total Shots

You are now even able to bet on the number of shots a player takes in a game and this type of bet is popular with our stats-loving Squawka experts.

Player Total Tackles

The total tackles market allows you to delve into the stats and choose a player to make a certain amount of tackles during a 90 minute match. Again, these bets can be popular in clashes between Premier League sides and lower league clubs as the underdogs may look to unsettle their opponents by winning as many tackles as possible early on. Sky Bet are a particularly good bookmaker for this market.


The bookings markets have really expanded in recent years too. It used to be that you could back an Over or Under line in terms of bookings in a game but there’s now plenty more depth to these markets too.

Not only can you back the amount of cards each team picks up, which team will earn more bookings and whether there will be a red card shown but you can now even back individual players to pick up a card – or be the first player to go into the book during the match.

Last season, Luton Town and Colchester United averaged 17 fouls per game in the Carabao Cup but it was Sunderland who had the worst disciplinary record, receiving 14 yellow cards across their five matches.

Player Offsides

There are also prices available on players to be caught offside a certain amount of times during the game – another perfect market if you have the right stats on hand, as we always do.

Corners Taken

It’s a similar story with corners bets too. Not only can you back a team to win more corners than their opponents, you can back how many corners will be taken in the game, how many corners each individual team will take and even back a corners handicap bet if you fancy one team to win several more corners than their opponents.

Carabao Cup odds

Looking for the best possible value odds on your Carabao Cup bet today? Look no further than our Odds Comparison tool just below!

This tool allows you to find the best possible odds on whatever bet you’re looking for – not just in the Carabao Cup, but in any available market across the world of football. You can filter the matches by day or by competition, meaning that you can find all the games taking place today – or you can find the games taking place in the Carabao Cup or any other league across the next few days.

Click the ‘1×2’ box to bring up other markets such as Over/Under 2.5 goals and Double Chance, select the market you’re looking for and the bet you’re interested in backing and then all of the available odds will be shown, meaning you can choose one of our tips below then use the odds comparison tool to find the best available odds. Remember, these odds also update in real time too, so whenever you’re placing your bet you’re getting the best odds available on the tool.

By clicking the odds you’re hoping to back, the tool will not only take you through to the bookmaker’s site or app, where, if you’re already logged in, the selection will load into your betslip leaving you just a tap of the confirmation button away from your bet being placed. If you don’t already have an account, you can sign-up and take advantage of any new customer offers that are available. Sign-up bonuses and the best available odds on our carefully curated expert tips – what could be easier than that?

Looking for some bets on the latest round of Carabao Cup’s action? We’ve got you covered with the best tips, offers and price boosts at Squawka Bet.

Price boosts

Some bookmakers such as BetVictor do offer boosted prices on Carabao Cup games and we’ll bring you all the latest enhanced new customer offers.

Carabao Cup Accumulators

Given the research and knowledge that backs up our Carabao Cup Tips, you can now feel confident in placing an accumulator. This is a bet that combines your selections from several different matches for even better value.

You can choose different markets on different matches should you wish, but most punters decide to stick to the same markets, perhaps backing ten different teams from five games to find the net in a Carabao Cup BTTS accumulator.

Best bookmakers for the Carabao Cup

So many bookmakers offer a huge depth of markets and leagues now, but every major bookmaker will offer odds on the Carabao Cup, from the early stages right through to the final. We’ve scoured them all and selected the following five as our favourites, due to a combination of excellent new customer offers, competitive odds and the strength of their app and customer service.

Which other competitions do you offer tips for?

Of course, it’s not just the Carabao Cup we cover in such detail at Squawka Bet. We aim to cover all the major leagues across Europe and the UK in particular, as well as key UEFA competitions and international football. Find the latest tips for each of these competitions below.

Carabao Cup offers & free bets

When it gets to the latter stages of the Carabao Cup, you’re always likely to find enticing new customer offers, with huge enhancements afforded to punters looking to back a favourite against an underdog.

If none of those take your fancy however, or if you’re already a customer with the offering bookmaker, then there are plenty of other ways to pick up price boosts, with many firms offering boosted odds ahead of every fixture in this competition.

There is of course always the opportunity to take advantage of a bookmakers’ generic new customer offer too – which can allow you to start your Carabao Cup betting journey with some free bets.