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Capital 1 Cup Bet

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Top-clubs of English Premier League consider cups tournaments as additional duty. That’s why you should be cautious while making capital 1 cup bet.

Football League Cup in England was founded in 1960. It is held annually in knockout format competition. Up to 92 clubs from top four levels of the English football system – Premier League, Championship, Leagues One and Two – take part in this tournament. And of course all bookmakers used to post on different odds on the matches.

By the way since 1981 League Cup was usually named after its sponsor. During 2012/13-2015/16 seasons it was called Capital 1 Cup so a gambler made Capital 1 Cup bet. This season it is ruffled off with no main sponsor and with its initial name English Football League or EFL Cup. From the next season - 2017/18 - Thai energy drink Carabao Daeng meaning "red buffalo" will be main sponsor.

Tournament structure

Alongside the Premier League and FA Cups it may be said that Football League Cup is one of the three top football competitions in England. Usually it starts in late summer, just in August. First round comprises 24 clubs from FL Two, 24 clubs from FL One and 22 clubs from FL Championship. And since Second round 13 PL clubs which don’t take part in European competition are involved.

In Third Round which takes place in late September the last 7 PL clubs are added. It should be noticed that each tie, except semi-finals, are played in a single match format. In the case of level score after 90 minutes then thirty minutes of extra time is added. After that if necessary the tie is decided by a penalty shoot-out.

Betting peculiarities

As a rule Top English Premier League clubs consider this tournament as additional duty and useless stress for main players. So Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City head coaches often use reservists in the first rounds. That’s why you should be cautious while betting. It would be wise to bet online because underdog can easily beat an overdog.

Last year Capital One Cup match results weren’t surprising. Manchester City won the trophy and Liverpool became runner-up. By the way The Reds are the most successful club in the history of the tournament with a total of eight wins. Chelsea and Aston Villa have five Cups each. Moreover such names as Luton Town, Oxford United, Swindon Town (single win) brightly shows that every participant have good chances to get the trophy especially when the big ones don’t pay much attention to EFL Cup. So the betting lovers should take into account this obstacle.