Erik ten Hag's Manchester United won the EFL Cup in 2022/23, landing the first trophy of the English domestic season with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle at Wembley, and they are 4/1 to defend their crown this time around.
We've taken a look through the odds to win this season’s EFL Cup.
EFL Cup winner odds:
Liverpool won the EFL Cup in 2021/22, beating Chelsea on penalties after a goalless 90 minutes to claim a record ninth success in the competition, and we are 3/1 that they recapture the title in 2024 with Bournemouth now standing between the Reds and a spot in the quarter-finals.
Arsenal are the most decorated club in the history of the FA Cup, winning it 14 times, but their EFL Cup record is surprisingly poor.
The Gunners have only lifted the trophy on two occasions - the same number as Norwich City, Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers - and their most recent triumph came in 1993 when they won the domestic cup double under George Graham.
Manchester United had to wait a long time for their first EFL Cup victory in 1992 and didn't claim a second triumph until 2006.
Since then, however, they have taken their tally to six including back-to-back successes in 2009 and 2010 and they have to be respected in this season's EFL Cup betting at 4/1 to retain their crown.
After stumbling past AFC Wimbledon in the second round, Chelsea will be hoping for a success under new manager Mauricio Pochettino, who led Tottenham to the EFL Cup final in 2015 when they lost 2-0 to the Blues.
Odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.