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EFL Cup 2023/24 outright odds: Finalists and winner odds

By Harry Edwards

EFL Cup 2023/24 outright odds: Favourites, finalists and winner odds

Published: 22:30, 24 January 2024

The EFL Cup semi-finals are over, and we know the matchup for the 2023/24 final at Wembley next month.

Unlike the FA Cup, the EFL Cup — still known as the Carabao Cup for sponsorship purposes — only involves the teams in the top four leagues of English football; the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two.

Manchester United were the defending champions, beating Newcastle in last season’s final to move clear of Aston Villa and Chelsea as the third-most successful side in EFL Cup history with a sixth success. But their defence was ended by Newcastle, who also knocked out Manchester City.

Newcastle themselves were knocked out by Chelsea, who are hoping for a first trophy under Mauricio Pochettino. And they will be in the final, overcoming a 1-0 first-leg deficit to beat Championship side Middlesbrough 6-2 on aggregate.

In the other semi-final, Liverpool came from behind to beat Fulham in their first leg and held on for a 3-2 victory on aggregate. It has set up a third EFL Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea, with both sides winning one so far.

Read on below to find the outright odds for the 2023/24 EFL Cup final, scheduled for Sunday 25 February.

The latest EFL Cup outright odds for 2023/24

Club Sky Bet
Liverpool 1/2
Chelsea 6/4
You have to be 18+ to gamble. All odds within this article are accurate at the time of writing (22:30, 24/01/2024). BeGambleAware.
 

EFL Cup results | Semi-finals | First leg

Tuesday 9 January

  • Middlesbrough 1-0 Chelsea

Wednesday 10 January

  • Liverpool 2-1 Fulham

EFL Cup results | Semi-finals | Second leg

Tuesday 23 January

  • Chelsea 6-1 Middlesbrough (Chelsea win 6-2 on aggregate)

Wednesday 24 January

  • Fulham 1-1 Liverpool (Liverpool win 3-2 on aggregate)

Who are the 2023/24 EFL Cup favourites?

Liverpool (1/2)

Last winning the EFL Cup in 2022, Liverpool are the most successful side in the competition’s history with nine titles, one clear of Man City. The Reds’ first triumph in the EFL Cup came in 1981 and they would go on to win four on the bounce, the joint-best run in the competition’s history.

Successes have been few and far between in the 21st century with just three EFL Cup titles for Liverpool in 2003, 2012 and 2022. However, they are now just two wins away from a 10th crown. The Reds opened their 2023/24 EFL Cup campaign against Championship side Leicester, before a pair of Premier League opponents were beaten in Bournemouth and West Ham.

In the semi-final, they came from a goal down against Fulham to take a 2-1 lead into the second leg at Craven Cottage. And after an early goal, the Reds managed to hold on to an eventual 3-2 aggregate victory, reaching the final for a record-extending 14th time.

Chelsea (6/4)

Unlike in previous seasons, Chelsea entered the EFL Cup in the second round with no European football at Stamford Bridge this term. The Blues began their quest for a sixth title with a tricky clash against AFC Wimbledon, having to come from behind to deny the League Two outfit.

Losing finalists in 2019 and 2022, Chelsea haven’t won the EFL Cup since 2014/15 and were knocked out in the third round by Man City last season. They went behind in the first leg of their semi-final against Middlesbrough, ending a long run without defeat to lower-league opposition, and putting their place at Wembley in doubt. But, as has been the case already this season, home comforts counted in the cup.

All of Chelsea’s wins in the EFL Cup this season have been at Stamford Bridge, including the record-equaling 6-1 thrashing of Middlesbrough to win their tie 6-2 on aggregate. Now in the EFL Cup final for the 10th time, Chelsea will be hoping they don’t suffer the same gate as in 2019 and 2022.

On top of that, it’s also the 18th domestic cup final Chelsea have reached since 2000, six more than any other ‘Big Six’ side.

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