The English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) is a hugely exciting tournament that takes place each year. A massive ninety-two professional teams participate, which means that there are plenty of matches and plenty of opportunities to place bets. At mr.play Sports, we do our best to bring you as many EFL Cup betting markets as possible with some of the most generous odds around, ensuring that you can place the bets you want on every stage of the competition.
English Football League Cup Odds & Markets
With so many matches taking place throughout the tournament and so many betting markets, newcomers to football betting may find the range of options slightly overwhelming. However, while there are many markets most of them are extremely straightforward and take no time to get to grips with. In broad terms, the betting markets are divided into two categories, the Outright markets, which deal with the tournament as a whole, and the Game Odds markets, which deal with the individual matches.
The most basic of the outright markets is a bet on who is going to win the tournament and lift the trophy at the end. The odds for this market will be updated as the tournament progresses, so they are always worth keeping an eye on. Furthermore, they will nearly always be better than even money, giving you the chance to win big. The winner market can also be placed as an each way bet. This means that you have the chance to place two bets, one on the team to win, and one on them to finish in the places (usually the top two). If your chosen team then wins the tournament then you will win both bets while if they finish in the places you will at least win on one of the bets. In other words, it allows you to build a bit of flexibility into your betting strategy.
There may be many more outright markets available throughout the course of the tournament, such as which player will score the most goals. Keep a careful eye on the markets, as you never know what you might find.
Of course, most of the bets that you want to place will be on the individual games and for any given match, you are likely to find more than 100 different markets available. While the list may be extensive, the markets are very easy to understand and they give you the option of betting on almost every aspect of a football match. The most straightforward bet is the 1X2 Full Time, a bet on a team to win or the match to end in a draw. You will quickly notice that there is also 1X2 1st Half, which is the same bet but on the first half of the game.
To help you find the type of bet that interest you, the markets are split into categories such as Halves, Players, Cards, Goals, and Corners. By exploring them all, you are sure to find the type of bet you wish to place, whether it is on the exact score, the total number of goals scored, the players to receive cards, the number of corners, or anything else. Take some time to do your research and you are sure to find what you need.
English Football League Cup Live In-Play Betting
Betting on a football match definitely makes watching it even more exciting. However, even more excitement can be had by using the live or in-play betting markets. These are markets that are only available when a match is in progress and the odds are updated in real time to reflect the action on the pitch. Many of the standard Game Odds markets are available in-play, so you can easily bet on a team to win or the score. However, there is a category of bets that is only available in-play. The Next To bets allow you to bet on the next thing to happen in a match, such as the next player to score, the next corner, the next card, and so on. If you think a team has started to look threatening then you can quickly place a bet on them being the next to score and give yourself a chance of winning. There are also fast markets, allowing you to bet on events happening within a given timeframe. For example, you can bet on there being a goal, penalty, corner or card in the next 1 or 5 minutes. We also bring you live updates from the matches together with statistics to help you place more bets that are successful and turn every moment of the match into a bet winning opportunity.
English Football League Cup Facts
The English Football League Cup dates back to the 1960-61 season and it is one of the three most prestigious football competitions in England, together with the Premier League and FA Cup. The tournament has seven rounds with single-legs at every stage except for the semi-finals. The teams are drawn from the Premier League, the Championship, League One and League Two with the final taking place in May each season. The winners lift the EFL Cup and receive automatic qualification for the UEFA Europa Conference League.