Manchester City vs Burton Albion - Free Betting Tips

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Manchester City welcome League One outfit Burton Albion to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening for the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final. City head into this game on the back of thrashing another lower league side, Rotherham United, in the FA Cup at the weekend. For the Brewers, this is a great adventure, and a nice holiday from their league campaign.

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Manchester City vs Burton Albion Best Odds

09. January 2019 | 19:45
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Tip:
City to win, both teams to score
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City to win 4-0
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Burton to win, 1X2
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If you are thinking about placing a few bets on this game, then William Hill is a good place to start looking for good value. They are offering an appealing short odds option, in the form of a price of 2/1 on City to win and both teams to score. For something a little riskier, you can try Ladbrokes. There, you can back our prediction of a 4-0 City victory at tempting odds of 11/2. For a long odds option, head over BetVictor. They are offering a price of 70/1 on Burton winning on the 1X2 market.

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Burton to win, 1X2
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Manchester City vs Burton Albion Betting Tips: Form Guide

City Going Strong Again

Manchester City are such massive favourites for this game that it is hard to see any way that they lose it. Last season, Wigan Athletic, like Burton a League One outfit at the time, knocked City out of the FA Cup, though, and Guardiola would be wise to remind his players that shocks still happen in football. City were ruthless in their weekend FA Cup third round tie against Rotherham United, which they won 7-0, and it would be wise for Burton to expect a similarly professional attitude to be in place on Wednesday evening.

After suffering back-to-back defeats over Christmas to Crystal Palace at home and Leicester City away, Guardiola’s team have won their last three games. The first of those was away at Southampton, where they won 3-1. They then followed that victory up with possibly the most significant result of their Premier League season so far, when they beat Liverpool 3-1 at the Eithad on January 3. That result clawed back some vital ground from the Merseyside club in the Premier League title race. Now City will want to seal a place in the Carabao Cup final.

Brewers Aiming For Enjoyment

Nigel Clough’s Burton Albion team know that they have next to no chance in this game. But the League One outfit will arrive at the Etihad Stadiu, determined to do themselves and the club’s travelling support proud. Clough comes from a famous football family, and his father Brian won the League Cup several times when he was manager of Nottingham Forest. That family tradition of doing well in this competition is sure to inspire Nigel Clough when he gives his team talk on Wednesday evening.

The Brewers head into this game on the back of a four-match unbeaten run that has seen them beat Wycombe Wanderers at home, draw with Plymouth Argyle at home, draw away at Bristol Rovers, and beat Rochdale 4-0 away at the weekend. That emphatic away win will surely have given the Midlands outfit some confidence, and it was against a team from the Greater Manchester region. That geographical origin is about the only thing that City and Rochdale have in common in football terms, though. It is sure to be a testing evening for the Brewers, but Clough will have his team well motivated, and they will be determined to enjoy the occasion.

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The Last Five Games

Manchester City VS. Burton Albion

  • Man City Form3 wins, 0 draw, 2 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Man City Goals15 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Burton Form2 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Burton Goals8 goals in the last 5 matches
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Manchester City vs Burton Albion Preview: Recent Meetings

These two sides have never played each other in a competitive game on any previous occasion. The last time that Manchester City played a team from Burton, it was back in the late 19th century. Back then, Burton’s team was known as Burton Wanderers, and they faced City on six occasions, all of which were in the old League Division Two. City won one game, there were three draws and Burton won on two occasions.

If you are looking for Manchester City vs Burton Albion betting tips for today, those results will have absolutely no bearing on Wednesday’s game at all. Albion chairman Ben Robinson has acknowledged that his team are almost on an entirely different football planet from their Premier League opponents. Given that the tie is over two legs, Wednesday evening will surely be all about damage limitation for Nigel Clough’s Albion side.

Manchester City vs Burton Albion Prediction: [Three Word Prediction; i.e. “Narrow Home Win”]

In common with many of the Manchester City vs Burton Albion match previews in the media this week, we predict that this game will end in an emphatic victory for the home side. City put seven past Rotherham in the FA Cup at the weekend, and it would not be surprise to see a similar scoreline on Wednesday evening at the Etihad. There is a Wembley final at stake, so City will be taking the game seriously and we expect them to win 4-0. Guardiola’s team will also want to make sure that they have the tie won in this first leg, so that the second leg away from home becomes a formality. City have had a habit of losing cup ties away at lower league teams in recent years, and they will want to ensure that there is no chance of that happening in the second leg in Staffordshire.

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