Manchester City v Burton Predictions & Betting Odds – 9th January 2019

City to ease past Brewers at the Etihad

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Manchester City v Burton Betting Tips – EFL Cup, 9th January 7.45pm

League One’s Burton have defied the odds time and time again in this season’s EFL Cup. They have battled through to the final four after such a tremendous showing. They get to face the reigning English championship on Wednesday night in the first leg of this League Cup semi-final. Read our predictions for Manchester City v Burton.

Manchester City v Burton Betting Odds*

Man City 1/10
Draw 8/1
Burton 20/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 6th, 2019 at 2:49 p.m.)

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You would really have to question how competitive this is going to be? Manchester City will believe they have fallen on their feet in the semi-final draw having avoided Spurs and Chelsea. Instead, they take on League One side Burton and will be expected to have an easy time of things. Manchester City are the outright favourites for the EFL Cup. On the weekend they put seven goals past Championship side Rotherham at the Etihad. Will the goals flow for them in this clash with Burton too? Manchester City have scored at least two goals in all but one of their home games played across all competitions this season.

Their record at home is fantastic as they are W13 L2 this season on home soil across all competitions. They have obviously faced a lot more higher ranked teams than Burton. It is hard to see them slipping and not winning this fixture. The Citizens are the reigning champions in the tournament and last season they faced Championship side Bristol City in the semifinals, winning 5-2 on aggregate. The underdogs in that tie did give City a good workout. Will Pep Guardiola’s men simply stroll through this? Weill Burton be at least able to get an away goal? City have struggled for clean sheets on home soil this season without question.

Manchester City v Burton Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between the two clubs.

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Burton have just had a run which has defied all of the odds in this season’s EFL Cup. The Brewers have just hit a four-match undefeated streak of form in their division, but they will know the size of the task ahead of them here. But when you look at their run in the EFL Cup, they have knocked plenty of teams sitting above them in the league standings after having opened with a win over Shrewsbury. Burton saw off Championship side Aston Villa before beating Premier League outfit Burnley then at home in the following round.

Their EFL Cup upsets didn’t stop there. They went up against more Championship opposition in the next two rounds. Firstly they got the better of Nottingham Forest and then in the quarterfinals faced a tough game at the Riverside against Middlesbrough. But the Brewers did what they have done and got the job done with a narrow win. All of their wins in the competition have been by one goal margin. This is their best ever performance in the League Cup. Away from home, this season Burton are W5 D3 L9 and they have failed to score in four of their last six on the road. Will they still be in this tie come the second leg?

 

Key-Facts – Manchester City v Burton

  • This will be the first meeting between the two clubs
  • Burton have just had a run which has defied all of the odds in this season’s EFL Cup.
  • Manchester City will be expected to have an easy time of things

 

Manchester City v Burton Tips & Odds

Manchester City to win to nil at 8/15
Over 3.5 goals at 4/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 6th, 2019 at 2:49 p.m.)

Manchester City v Burton Predictions

Manchester City to win: Realistically no one’s expecting Burton to turn up at the Etihad and being the reigning English champions. That doesn’t sound feasible at all in this one. We can just see the Citizens easing through the fixture with a clean sheet victory.


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