Burton Albion vs Manchester City Betting Preview – 23/01/2019

Burton Albion vs Manchester City Betting Preview – 23/01/2019

Burton Albion vs Manchester City

After receiving a huge stomping in their first meeting with Manchester City, Burton Albion have been left with close to no chance of progressing further in the Carabao Cup. Burton returns to their Pirelli Stadium for the second leg of their cup tie and it may be a case of damage limitation for Nigel Clough. When these sides met at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City eased to a huge 9-0 win and Pep Guardiola will be expecting another dominant performance from his side. City were crowned champions of this competition last year and look in good shape to secure another EFL Cup this year.

Since being relegated from the Championship, Burton Albion have adjusted well to League One football and currently sit in 13th place after 28 games. Nigel Clough’s men have done incredibly well to get to the semi-finals of this competition, with them knocking out both Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough, but with a nine-goal deficit to make up this looks like the end for Burton. Albion’s last match saw them go up against Doncaster Rovers and after 90 minutes the game ended 2-2. As expected, Burton are huge underdogs and have odds of 14/1 with SkyBet.

Since losing to Manchester City, Burton have not managed to secure a win with them losing one and drawing one. Over the course of these two games, they have conceded five goals and both fixtures have seen over 3.5 goals scored. You can back there to be over 3.5 goals in this fixture, with Bet365 for a price of 4/6. Albion were unable to score against City in the first meeting, but with them playing at home for this fixture, they may pose more of a threat on the attack. Liam Boyce is the sides top goalscorer with ten goals and is priced at 7/2 with Betway to score anytime.

With such a huge gap separating these two sides, Manchester City arrives at this fixture as clear favourites to secure another win and after easing to a 9-0 win in the first leg, it is hard to see anything other than a win for the travelling side. City continues their chase on Liverpool for the title spot in the Premier League and they currently sit four points behind. Pep’s men secured another simple three points in their previous fixture against Huddersfield Town who they beat 3-0. The Premier League side has the small price of 1/8 with Bet365, but after seeing them beat Burton 9-0 you might want to back City with a -2 handicap, which is priced at 1/1 with SkyBet.

No matter the starting XI Guardiola selects for this fixture we are expecting another comfortable win for City with them possessing so much quality in their squad. Phil Foden is likely to be given some minutes on Tuesday with the youngster bagging a goal in the first leg and he has odds of 11/5 with Bet365 to score anytime. City are the highest scoring side in the league with a huge 62 goals scored and after scoring nine in the first leg we are expecting another goal fest this time around. SkyBet has City to score 4+ goals priced at 5/4.

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