EFL Trophy Predictions, Accumulators & Best Bets

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EFL Trophy Predictions, Accumulators & Best Bets

Find here the best EFL Trophy predictions on the matches to be played this week. You can find our recommended bets on the EFL Trophy (including best odds) so you can back them as singles or build your accumulator (parlay), plus bookie promotions and no deposit free bets.

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Known as the Papa John's Trophy or Checkatrade Trophy in the last few years, the EFL Trophy returns on Tuesday evening with a very interesting bunch of games. For the third season in a row, the group stages of the competition contains 16 invited category one academies. It’s certainly interesting to see some of the Premier League’s top-rated youngsters going up against clubs from Leagues One and Two, and it adds a new dimension to the competition.

We’ve picked out several decent bets for the night, including decent-looking ‘banker’ home teams, and academy sides at long odds.

EFL Trophy Predictions (9-10 January 2024)

  • Vulkan BetBrighton U21 - Reading 1X   1.82Bet
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  • Vulkan BetAccrington - Bolton  2     2.08Bet
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EFL Trophy Accumulator Tips

  • Brighton U21 - Reading
    Brighton U21 or draw (Double Chance)
  • Derby - Bradford City 
    Derby (Match Result)
  • Wycombe - West Ham U21
    Wycombe (Match Result)
  • AFC Wimbledon - Oxford Utd
    AFC Wimbledon (Match Result)
  • Accrington - Bolton
    Bolton (Match Result)
  • Peterborough - Crawley
    Peterboroguh (Match Result)
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EFL Trophy Betting Tips   

The EFL Trophy (or Papa John's trophy) is one of the hardest football competition to predict. Anyway, our betting expert tipsters are enjoying a good profit this term and we strongly suggest to copy their Papa John's Trophy betting tips.

The first section of this page contains the recommended bets. We suggest to bet on singles and stake 1 unit on each betting tip.

The second section contains our recommended EFL Trophy accumulator and a simulation with a £10 bet on one of our trusted bookmakers.

How to read our predictions?
  • "1" means "Home Team to win"
  • "2" means "Away Team to win"
  • "X" means "Draw"
  • "1X" means "Home Team to win or Draw Double Chance"
  • "X2" means "Away Team to win or Draw Double Chance"

We rarely predict "12" (Home Team to win or Away Team to win).

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Papa John's Trophy Format & Rules  

The Papa John's Trophy, formerly known as the Checkatrade Trophy, is a knockout competition for clubs playing in League One and League Two, plus Academy teams from Premier League Category One clubs.

The 64 teams are split into 16 regional groups of four teams, of which the top two will progress to the knockout stages, with the final staged at Wembley Stadium. Six of the starting 11 for the Category One academy sides must be Under-21.

Teams will be awarded 3 points for a win and one 1 for a draw, but if a match ends in a draw after 90 minutes, a penalty shootout will be played for 1 extra point.

The current (2022–23) champions are Bolton Wanderers, who beat Plymouth Argyle 4–2 in the 2023 final.

The EFL Trophy on TV is exclusively live on Sky Sports in the UK during the 2023/24 season with regular coverage of some rounds including the EFL Trophy Final.

EFL Trophy Teams

As well as 48 sides from Leagues One and Two, the following teams have been invited to take part in 2022/23 edition:

  • Arsenal U21
  • Aston Villa U21
  • Brighton U21
  • Chelsea U21
  • Crystal Palace U21
  • Everton U21
  • Fulham U21
  • Leicester U21
  • Liverpool U21
  • Man City U21
  • Man Utd U21
  • Newcastle U21
  • Nottingham Forest U21
  • Tottenham U21
  • West Ham U21
  • Wolves U21

Free researched EFL Trophy tips   

Our Papa John's Trophy betting tips are thoroughly researched by our professional tipsters here at BetAndSkill. They crunch the numbers and deeply analyse the form for every single EFL Trophy fixture. Every match has a free betting tip and we boast the highest ROI of the internet.

Furthermore, each betting tip comes with the best available odds at the moment. So you can back the recommended tip and get the best price in few simple steps.

When do we post your EFL Trophy betting tips?  

Our football experts will be with the Papa John's Trophy from the start, posting the most accurate EFL Trophy betting tips from the earliest rounds. Like all of our betting tips we try and post them 2-3 days in advance to get the early price value. So you will have all your time to make up your mind based on our suggestions.

More than just EFL Trophy tips 

Here are BetAndSkill our team of profession tipsters are throughly researching info and statistics about all the football matches to provide you with winning football tips every day. We have a wide range of daily betting tips and previews:

Want more football tips?

We share betting tips on many of the biggest leagues, both domestic and international. Choose you preferred league and see what our team are predicting from the next matches.

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