But now, before particularly daring lucky knights loot their betting account, they should take a look at the first leg result: Premier League champions Manchester City won at home on January 9, with a staggering 9-0 against the third division. Thus, in the second leg, it is really only about the golden pineapple or the honor.
Burton Albion vs Manchester City Football Prediction of the Day
Nevertheless, the return match made it into the headlines: The plan of City Coach Pep Guardiola for the two duels against Burton Albion actually looked like this. In the first leg of the coach sent his best team on the field, so that this brings out the clearest possible result. With the 9: 0 in the first leg, the Citizens were so then also once fully in the target. In order to spare his stars, the Spanish coach then wanted to send the U23 team of Manchester City on the field in the actually meaningless return leg. But the English Football League did not participate here. Because the EFL set up a day before the second leg of the Carabao League Cup semi-final, a separate game for the U23 of City. In the Checkatrade Trophy, the second team has to face Sunderland themselves in the quarter-finals. So Guardiola must send his pros from the first team against Burton Albion on the field? But with how much gas, will and passion are the Skyblues going into the game? Despite the clear starting position, the betting base has found interesting odds for the game and is in the match against Burton Albion. Manchester City their tip on “Manchester City wins to zero”.
Burton Albion – Statistics & Current Form
The Burton Albion Football Club still played in the second-rate championship last season. As a penultimate last season, the club from Burton -on-Trent but had to descend into the third-rate League One. After 28 matchdays, the Brewers stand as table thirteenth in the gray midfield of the league. This season, there have been ten wins, six draws and 12 defeats so far. Currently, the relegated six points ahead of the relegation place and eleven points behind the playoff zone. 23 of the 36 points could get the team of coach Nigel Clough at home. But in their own Pirelli Stadium, there were seven defeats and five defeats. In the away table you can find the BAFC with 13 points from 14 games only on the 19th place. There were three successes in the foreign country but also seven defeats. Burton Albion has won only one of the last six competitive matches. This season, there were ten wins, two draws and seven defeats in front of their own fans. Only in two games was the Football Club at home scoring against Scunthorpe United and the U21 Middlesbrough. On Saturday, Burton Albion FC had to settle in the league with a 2-2 draw with the Doncaster Rovers.
A memorable season played Burton Albion but so far in the League Cup. In the first round, the Brewers won 2-1 at league rivals Shrewsbury Town. After that defeated the Elf of Coach Clough at home with 1-0 second division Aston Villa. In round 3, it caught up with Burnley the first Premier League club. After a 1: 2 had the favorite in the third round to cut the sails. The second division Nottingham Forest fared no better, because after a 2: 3 away defeat was in the second round final. In the quarterfinals Burton Albion had to compete in the second division Middlesbrough and prevailed 1-0. The Brewers were shown the limits but at Manchester City. Despite a decent first 30 minutes, the underdog was already back with 0: 4 for the break. In the end, the Citizens then managed from 28: 4-shots a final score of 9: 0. The class difference was too clear. Now, the only thing for the third division is to say goodbye to the cup. The men from Burton-upon-Trent think back to the year 2006: At that time the Brewers managed in the third round of the FA Cup against Manchester United a respectable 0-0 in the home arena. Burton will be without midfielder Scott Fraser on Wednesday.
Expected formation of Burton Albion:
Collins – Clarke, Brayford, Buxton, Hutchinson – Allen, Quinn, Templeton – Harness, Boyce, Akins
Last Games by Burton Albion:
- 19.01.2019 – Doncaster Rovers Vs. Burton Albion 2: 2 (League One)
- 12.01.2019 – Burton Albion Vs. FC Gillingham 2: 3 (League One)
- 1/9/2019 – Manchester City vs. Burton Albion 9: 0 (League Cup)
- 05.01.2019 – AFC Rochdale Vs. Burton Albion 0: 4 (League One)
- 01.01.2019 – Bristol Rovers vs. Burton Albion 0: 0 (League One)
Manchester City – Statistics & Current Form
The reigning champions of the Premier League – Manchester City – have recovered after a brief crisis. Within four league games, the Citizens had suffered three bankruptcies between the 8th and the 26th of December. But since the defeat at Leicester the Skyblues give gas again. The following six competitive games could win the team of coach Pep Guardiola all, with a goal difference of 27: 2. Especially important was the 2-1 home win against Liverpool on January 3, with the City could reduce the gap in the league on the Reds to four points. In the last six compulsory games remained the Skyblues four clean sheets. The first leg in the semi-finals of the League Cup was with the 9: 0 also a very clear thing. With this result, the Citizens celebrated the highest competitive win since 1987. Moreover, it was the highest League Cup semi-final victory in history. Gabriel Jesus met four times. Players like De Bryune, Aguero or Gabriel Jesus should have a good chance of winning on Wednesday. Even youngsters like Phil Foden or Philippe Sandler can hope for a bet. Mendy continues to be injured. Already in the last season Manchester City won the competition after a 3-0 victory in the final against Arsenal. Of course, this year the Citizens are the big favorites for the sixth title in the League Cup. But in the final, either the Spurs or Chelsea are waiting.
Expected lineup of Manchester City:
Muric – Walker, Sandler, Stones, Zinchenko – D.Silva, Foden, B.Silva – Mahrez, Jesus, Sané
Last matches of Manchester City:
- 20.01.2019 – Huddersfield Town Vs. Manchester City 0: 3 (Premier League)
- 1/14/2019 – Manchester City vs. Wolverhampton 3: 0 (Premier League)
- 1/9/2019 – Manchester City vs. Burton Albion 9: 0 (League Cup)
- 06.01.2019 – Manchester City vs. Rotherham United 7: 0 (FA Cup)
- 03.01.2019 – Manchester City Vs. Liverpool 2: 1 (Premier League)
Burton Albion vs. Manchester City Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
In the first leg on January 9, the two clubs met for the first time each other. Burton Albion won at least two of their last three home games against Premier League teams. In the last five home games against teams from the Premier League, the Brewers suffered only a bust.
Burton Albion vs Manchester City Football Betting Predictions
Of course, the home side are hoping that City will not go into the return leg with much energy. After the 0: 9 from the first leg is for the hosts only to mitigation. With a narrow defeat Burton could possibly already live. Actually, Guardiola wanted to run the U23 team yes. But this plan failed. So the city coach will rotate a lot, but still muster professionals mainly from the first team.
Key Facts – Burton Albion Vs. Manchester City predictions
Burton Albion won only one of the last six competitive games
City won six competitive games in a row and collected in the last four games no goal
Burton Albion lost just one defeat in their last five home games against Premier League teams
Many questions are no longer open before the return leg in the League Cup between Burton Albion and Manchester City. It’s really just about which Elf City coach Pep Guardiola sends on the field and how much gas this team then gives. We believe that the Spanish coach wants to prevent any embarrassment of his team in any case and at least demands a narrow victory. Even if many regular players are spared, a victory for the guests should not be a particularly difficult task. For four games, the Citizens are clean sheets. We believe this series will continue on Wednesday, beating Burton Albion in the EFL Cup game. Manchester City our tip on “Manchester City wins to zero”.
Alternatively, Burton vs. Albion vs. Game. Manchester City also made a prediction on over 2.5 goals. Alone Gabriel Jesus met four times in the first leg for City. And the Brazilian is in top form and should also be in the starting lineup on Wednesday. If he is supported as planned in the storm of Mahrez and Sané, that should put the defense of the home side before big problems.
Prediction of the Day: Manchester City wins to zero