Burton v Man City Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 23/01/19

Burton v Man City Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

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.

Team News

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.

Betting Odds

  • Burton 18/1
  • Draw 10/1
  • Man City 2/13

The Verdict

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.

Recommended Bets

  • Man City to win both halves – 11/10 (UniBet)