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Carabao Cup 2022/23: Dates, fixtures, draw, odds and everything you need to know

Liverpool
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The 2022/23 Carabao Cup is ahead of us already – and here at FFT, we've got all the key info you need for the tournament.

Liverpool reigned supreme in the League Cup last season, beating Chelsea on penalties to lift the three-handled trophy. Come August, however, the top four tiers of English football will be back in the mix for the trophy once again.

For sides in the Championship, League One and League Two, this is a massive opportunity to have a night out at a Premier League side – and perhaps even cause an upset. 

Carabao Cup dates: When is the League Cup being played this season?

The dates for the 2022/23 Carabao Cup are as follows:

First Round: August 9-10, 2022

Second Round: August 23-24, 2022

Third Round: November 8-9, 2022

Fourth Round: December 20-21, 2022

Quarter-finals: January 10-11, 2023

Semi-finals: January 25 and February 1, 2023

Final: Sunday, February 26th 2023

What are the fixtures for the Carabao Cup first round?

Blackburn Rovers

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The Carabao Cup is split into northern and southern fixtures in the first round. The games have already been drawn and are as follows. 

North

  • Blackburn vs Hartlepool
  • Harrogate vs Stockport County
  • Bolton vs Salford City
  • Morecambe vs Stoke City
  • Blackpool vs Barrow
  • West Brom vs Sheffield United
  • Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland
  • Grimsby vs Crewe Alexandra
  • Mansfield Town vs Derby County
  • Accrington Stanley vs Tranmere Rovers
  • Middlesbrough vs Barnsley
  • Bradford vs Hull
  • Rochdale vs Burton Albion
  • Doncaster vs Lincoln City
  • Huddersfield Town vs Preston North End
  • Shrewsbury vs Carlisle
  • Port Vale vs Rotherham United
  • Fleetwood vs Wigan

South

  • Norwich City vs Birmingham City
  • Coventry vs Bristol City
  • Northampton vs Wycombe Wanderers
  • Cardiff City vs Portsmouth
  • Charlton vs Queens Park Rangers
  • Crawley Town vs Bristol Rovers
  • Walsall vs Swindon
  • Ipswich Town vs Colchester United
  • Luton Town vs Newport County
  • Reading vs Stevenage
  • Plymouth Argyle vs Peterborough United
  • AFC Wimbledon vs Gillingham
  • Cheltenham Town vs Exeter City
  • MK Dons vs Sutton United
  • Forest Green Rovers vs Leyton Orient
  • Cambridge United vs Millwall
  • Oxford United vs Swansea City

Carabao Cup odds: Who are the favourites for the League Cup?

Manchester City vs Liverpool

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Manchester City: 10/3
Chelsea: 6/1
Liverpool: 6/1
Tottenham: 8/1
Manchester Utd: 9/1
Arsenal: 12/1
Newcastle: 14/1
West Ham: 16/1
Aston Villa: 20/1
Leicester: 20/1
Brighton: 25/1
Crystal Palace: 33/1
Everton: 33/1
Wolves: 40/1
Brentford: 50/1
Southampton: 50/1
Bournemouth: 66/1
Fulham: 66/1
Nottingham Forest: 66/1
Burnley: 80/1
Leeds: 80/1
Middlesbrough: 80/1
Sheffield Utd: 80/1
Huddersfield: 100/1
Luton: 100/1
Stoke: 100/1
Watford: 100/1
West Brom: 100/1
Blackburn: 150/1
Cardiff: 150/1
Coventry: 150/1
Millwall: 150/1
Norwich: 150/1
QPR: 150/1
Sunderland: 150/1
Swansea: 150/1
Wigan: 150/1
Birmingham: 200/1
Bolton: 200/1
Bristol City: 200/1
Derby: 200/1
Hull: 200/1
Ipswich: 200/1
Preston: 200/1
Reading: 200/1
Rotherham: 200/1
Sheffield Wednesday: 200/1
Barnsley: 250/1
Blackpool: 250/1
Charlton: 250/1
MK Dons: 250/1
Oxford: 250/1
Peterborough: 250/1
Plymouth: 250/1
Portsmouth: 250/1
Shrewsbury: 250/1
Wycombe: 250/1
AFC Wimbledon: 500/1
Accrington Stanley: 500/1
Burton: 500/1
Cheltenham: 500/1
Lincoln: 500/1
Fleetwood: 750/1
Gillingham: 750/1
Bristol Rovers: 1000/1
Cambridge: 1000/1
Exeter: 1000/1
Forest Green: 1000/1
Morecambe: 1000/1
Salford: 1000/1
Tranmere: 1000/1
Walsall: 1000/1
Bradford: 1500/1
Crewe: 1500/1
Doncaster: 1500/1
Mansfield: 1500/1
Newport: 1500/1
Northampton: 1500/1
Port Vale: 1500/1
Stevenage: 1500/1
Sutton: 1500/1
Swindon: 1500/1
Barrow: 2000/1
Carlisle: 2000/1
Colchester: 2000/1
Crawley: 2000/1
Harrogate Town: 2000/1
Hartlepool: 2000/1
Leyton Orient: 2000/1
Rochdale: 2000/1

Where can I watch the 2022/23 Carabao Cup?

Sky Sports

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The Carabao Cup is broadcast on Sky Sports

Here's how to get a pass to watch the action.

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Mark White
Mark White

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.