The 2017/2018 EFL Cup semi-finals will take centre stage in mid-January and Manchester United will take on Hull City, while Liverpool will clash with Southampton in the other semi-final, as all four clubs battle it out for a place at Wembley next month.
The EFL Cup, formerly known as the Capital One Cup and Carling Cup, is contested by all teams from the four professional English football leagues. The competition is a straight knockout, much like the FA Cup, but the semi-finals are played over two legs. The winners can qualify for the Europa League.
The Football League Cup has changed names numerous times throughout its League Cup History. Currently called the EFL Cup the competition is played annually between the 92 clubs in the English Football League. It may not be as prestigious as the FA Cup but it still offers a route into the Europa League and is a popular betting market amongst bettors.