When Is The EFL Cup Final 2021?
The EFL Cup Final 2021 takes place at 16.30 on Sunday 25 April at Wembley Stadium. Manchester City take on fellow Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.
Will There Be Fans At The EFL Cup Final 2021?
The EFL Cup Final will be one of the first major sporting events to welcome fans back in 2021. 8,000 spectators are expected to watch the game live at Wembley, with both Tottenham and Manchester City receiving allocations of 2,000 tickets. The remaining 4,000 tickets will be offered to NHS workers and Brent residents.
But there will still be a variety of Covid-19 restrictions imposed on the fans at the EFL Cup Final, one of which is all of them will have to provide a negative Covid-19 test.
Who Is Favourite For The EFL Cup Final?
Manchester City are the favourites to win the EFL Cup 2021 with all bookmakers. Manchester City are a best price 3/10 (1.30) to lift the trophy, with Tottenham at odds of 3/1 (4.00) in this two-way market.
You can also bet on the result of the EFL Cup at full-time, with the best odds for this 3-way market being Manchester City 4/7, the draw 7/2 (4.50), and Tottenham 5/1 (6.00).
What Is Manchester City’s EFL Cup Record?
Manchester City have appeared in eight EFL Cup Finals, and they’ve lifted the trophy seven times. The first victory for The Citizens came in 1970, and they suffered their only defeat four years later. Since then, they have claimed the silverware in this tournament in 1976, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020, with those last three victories coming under the guidance of current manager Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City’s three EFL Cup victories under Guardiola have come against Arsenal, Chelsea, and Aston Villa. City beat Arsenal 3-0 and Aston Villa 2-1, but they needed a penalty shootout to beat Chelsea after the match ended 0-0 at both full-time and extra-time.
What Is Tottenham’s EFL Cup Record?
Like Manchester City, Tottenham have played in eight EFL Cup Finals. But they’ve won four and lost four. Tottenham’s victories came in 1971, 1973, 1999, and 2008, while their defeats were in 1982, 2002, 2009, and 2015. Tottenham’s most recent final appearance in 2009 saw them lose 2-0 to Chelsea.
Manchester City vs Tottenham Head-to-Head Record
Jose Mourinho was a surprise sacking before the EFL Cup Final, especially as the ‘Chosen One’ steered Tottenham to two home victories over Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in his short spell in charge. But it was Manchester City that won their most recent encounter 3-0 at The Etihad.
While Manchester City and Tottenham haven’t played each other often at Wembley, the older Spurs fans will be hoping that their team can recapture some of the magic of the 1981 replay win over City in the FA Cup.
Who Will Tottenham’s Manager Be For The EFL Cup Final 2021?
Ryan Mason will be in charge of Tottenham when they take on Manchester City in the 2021 EFL Cup Final. Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy has made former midfielder Mason the caretaker manager until the end of the season, when Levy will look to replace Jose Mourinho with one of Europe’s high-profile managers.
Who Will Be The Next Tottenham Manager?
Who will be the next Spurs manager has been a popular betting market in the build-up to the EFL Cup Final 2021, but the next Spurs manager is unlikely to be appointed until after the end of the current 2020/21 season.
The next Spurs manager market is lead by Julian Nagelsmann at 3/1 (4.00), with other prominent possibles being Brendan Rogers 6/1 (7.00), Scott Parker 10/1 (11.00), and Eddie Howe 10/1 (11.00). Maurizio Sarri has also attracted some early money, and his odds of being the next Tottenham manager range from 2/1 (3.00) to 12/1 (13.00) with different bookmakers.
Who Will Win The EFL Cup Final 2021?
Pep Guardiola may not have won the Champions League with Manchester City, but he’s turned the Citizens into winning machines since his arrival in 2016. Guardiola has led City to Wembley on six occasions, winning three EFL Cups, two Community Shields, and one FA Cup. A third Premier League Trophy in four years also looks sure to be heading to the Etihad in May.
By Contrast, Tottenham tend to bottle the big occasions. They’ve blown good positions in the Premier League by losing crucial matches, and they were a no show when losing a Champions League final to Liverpool.
Tottenham also trail City by six places and 24 points in the Premier League this season, and a case for a Spurs win can only be built on their two league victories over City in their last three head-to-heads. However, it’s City that always seem to rise to the big occasion.
City have needed extra time or penalties on two occasions in their last six final/shield victories at Wembley, so taking the 3/10 for City to win at any time looks a shrewder bet than trying to pinch slightly bigger odds of 4/7 if you’re going to play in the outright markets.
Best EFL Cup Final 2021 Bets
The sacking of Jose Mourinho asks the question, what will Tottenham’s tactics be in the EFL Cup Final? Ryan Mason enjoyed attacking football in a career that was cut short by injury, and it will be interesting to see if Tottenham try and utilize their attacking talents more under his leadership.
But Pep Guardiola will be prepared for everything, and City have conceded just once in their last three EFL Cup Final victories. Only one team has also scored in the last five matches between Manchester City and Tottenham and the best bet for the EFL Cup Final 2021 looks to be ‘no’ in the ‘both teams to score’ market.
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