Burton v Man City Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 23/01/19
Ben Swain (@Swaaainn) previews Burton Albion v Manchester City and provides us with his best bets for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg, by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Burton Albion v Manchester City Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 23/01/2019
- Time: 19:45
- Venue: Pirelli Stadium
- Channel: Sky Sports
Manchester City are as low as 2/13 to beat Burton Albion in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final after their convincing first leg victory.
9-0 the match ended, Manchester City’s second 7+ goal victory that week. City beat another league one opposition, Rotherham United, 7-0 in the FA cup to continue their impressive form in front of goal in all competitions. 22 goals they’ve scored in four matches, including two 3-0 victories in England’s top flight, before heading into this fixture against a side 57 places below them.
Scoring hasn’t been an issue for Burton of late, scoring 2+ goals in all of their last three league fixtures. However, its taken them their last six fixtures to accumulate 9 goals.
Gabriel Jesus leads the scorers in this competition with five goals, four in the first leg of this fixture.
Burton Albion: Nigel Clough has a full squad to choose from.
Manchester City: Defenders Benjamin Mendy and Vincent Kompany join goalkeeper Claudio Bravo on the injury list.
Potential Burton Albion Starting XI: Collins, Hutchinson, Turner, Buxton, Brayford, Akins, Allen, Wallace, Fraser, Harness, Boyce
Potential Manchester City Starting XI: Muric, Danilo, Garcia, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Bernardo Silva, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Jesus, Sane
Head To Head
- These two sides have met just once before, in the 9-0 victory for Manchester City in the first leg.
Key Stats & Facts
- City have kept four clean-sheets in their last six matches.
- Gabriel Jesus’s four goals in the reverse fixture makes him the leading scorer in this year’s competition, with five.
- Manchester City have scored 22 goals without reply in their previous four fixtures.
- Burton’s blank in the first leg is the only time they’ve failed to mark the scoresheet in their last four outings.
- Burton 18/1
- Draw 10/1
- Man City 2/13
I’ve managed to find a pick at odds-against in one of the most one sided fixtures you will ever come across, based on recent results.
I expect more of the same from Manchester City, despite their generous aggregate lead heading into the second leg, by winning both halves.
Not only were City 4-0 up by half-time in the first leg, eventually winning 9-0, they’ve won both halves in their last four matches.
In the previous round of the FA Cup, against league one opposition once more, City were 3-0 up by half-time and ended the game with seven goals without reply.
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