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Well, well, well, they’re fashionably late to the party but the Premier League big boys are finally ready to join in the EFL Cup fun.
After receiving a couple of byes for participating in Europe, the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea enter in the third round as the competition heats up.
City have a stranglehold on the EFL Cup, simply refusing to give it up for the last four years. And it won’t surprise you to hear that Guardiola’s outfit are the favourites at 5/2 in our Outright betting market to pick up the first major silverware of the season for a fifth season in a row.
Below you’ll find all the information you need about the EFL Cup third-round draw including the date and start time.
EFL CUP 3RD ROUND DRAW DATE
The draw for the EFL Cup third round will take place on Wednesday August 25 after the conclusion of the second-round match between West Brom v Arsenal, which is scheduled to kick off at 8pm. If the tie is settled in normal time without a penalty shootout then the draw should be conducted from around 10pm.
EFL CUP 3RD ROUND FIXTURE DATES
The EFL Cup third-round fixtures are penned in the diary to take place in the week commencing Monday September 20. Sorry, folks, that means we’ve got to sit through the upcoming international break before the competition picks up again…
EFL CUP 2ND ROUND FIXTURES
You can find betting markets for all of the EFL Cup second-round ties at paddypower.com/football/english-football-league-cup.
All matches kick off at 7.45pm unless stated.
Tuesday August 24
Oldham Athletic v Accrington Stanley (7pm)
Barrow v Aston Villa
Blackpool v Sunderland
Huddersfield Town v Everton
Leeds United v Crewe Alexandra
Morecambe v Preston North End
Sheffield United v Derby County
Shrewsbury Town v Rochdale
Stoke City v Doncaster Rovers
Wigan Athletic v Bolton Wanderers
Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers (8pm)
Norwich City v AFC Bournemouth (7pm)
Swansea City v Plymouth Argyle (7pm)
Birmingham City v Fulham
Brentford v Forest Green Rovers
Cardiff City v Brighton & Hove Albion
Gillingham v Cheltenham Town
Millwall v Cambridge United
Northampton Town v AFC Wimbledon
Queens Park Rangers v Oxford United
Stevenage v Wycombe Wanderers
Watford v Crystal Palace
Wednesday August 25
EFL CUP WINNER ODDS
The remainder of Paddy Power’s Outright betting market is priced from 20/1 to 500/1.
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