How to watch Carabao Cup matches live online in Australia
The Carabao Cup is back for another season, with Manchester City chasing an incredible fourth straight title. Here's how to watch online.
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The Carabao Cup is back for another season. It is being squeezed into a shorter timeframe in 2020/21 due to the impact of the coronavirus. Manchester City have had a stranglehold on the tournament in recent years, claiming four of the past five competitions and three straight overall.
City's dominance has lifted them to seven Carabao Cup triumphs in total, one behind Liverpool for the all-time record. Who prevails this year and, more importantly, how can you tune in?
How to watch Carabao Cup matches in Australia
All matches of the Carabao Cup are broadcast via beIN SPORTS, which is available on Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV and beIN SPORTS CONNECT in Australia.
Live stream Carabao Cup on Kayo: 14-day free trial
Live stream the Carabao Cup with Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports carries all three beIN SPORTS channels as part of its enormous catalogue. That means you can catch all the Carabao Cup action live and in HD. To kick-off the third round, when the Premier League teams enter the fray, you can watch matches involving Tottenham, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool, plus the heavyweight clash between Arsenal and Leicester City, all through Kayo.
After Kayo's free trial, a subscription to the basic package is $25/month and is perfect for those who only need access to two screens. For those who need that extra screen to stream the premium package is $35/month. It could come in handy too as beIN is carrying games across all three of its channels at the same time on Thursday 24 September.
Kayo also offers a range of special features you won't find anywhere else, like SplitView, which allows you to watch four sports at once. Taking advantage of Kayo's free trial, you could try out the Carabao Cup, plus all of Kayo's 50 other sports including the NBA play-offs for no cost.
Stream Carabao Cup on beIN SPORTS CONNECT
beIN's streaming service costs $19.99/month or $179.99/year and lets you stream all three beIN channels live. A two-week trial is available for new users for the monthly package. There is also an extended 30-day free trial for annual subscribers, available until 4 October. You can watch via web or download the app to your mobile device. The platform is also compatible with Chromecast/Airplay.
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Watch the Carabao Cup with Foxtel iQ
Foxtel iQ is the only way you can watch content in 4K in Australia, which is a stunning experience for sports fans. However, there are a few items you have to take care of before you can begin watching sport on Foxtel. All users are required to have a subscription to the base Plus package at $49/month, the Sport HD package on top of this is another $25/month, which means you'll be paying $74/month.
This is an easy upgrade for existing customers, but new Foxtel customers will have to consider installation costs and a possible waiting period for install.
Stream Carabao Cup with Foxtel Now
If you like the appeal of Foxtel iQ but were hoping for a cheaper price, then Foxtel Now might be for you. Programs are only available in HD and you're still required to have the Essentials pack but it isn't as costly at a total of $54/month. The platform also still doesn't stack up to Kayo if you just want to compare sports content and viewing features. Foxtel Now has a 10-day free trial for new customers.
Watch Carabao Cup on Fetch TV
beIN Sports is available on Fetch TV as a special interest pack. You can get all three beIN channels for $19.99/month. The total price of your subscription will depend on whether you bought your Fetch box outright or got it through a broadband provider.
History of the Carabao Cup
The 2020/21 Carabao Cup is the 61st season of what is traditionally known as the EFL Cup or the League Cup. Manchester City are the three-time defending champions and are yet again among the favourites to take out the silverware.
Round three is when the Premier League clubs enter the competition. It is also when the Carabao Cup traditionally starts to dish up some surprise results.
Last season, heavyweight EPL clubs Manchester United and Tottenham went to penalties, against League One side Rochdale and League two side Colchester respectively. Things went from bad to worse for Tottenham, who lost on penalties and were knocked out of the tournament.
Carabao Cup competition format
All clubs from the EFL and EPL feature in the competition. Sides compete in a straight knockout format across every round this season. Usually the semi-finals use the home-and-away format, but not this season.
The final is set to be played at London's Wembley Stadium on 28 February, 2021, where the winner qualifies for the following season's Europa League.
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