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Burton Albion v Man City tips: Brewers playing for pride in second leg

| 23.01.2019

Manchester City dominated the first leg two weeks ago, netting nine without reply in a comprehensive win over Burton Albion.

Brewers boss Nigel Clough has already rightfully conceded defeat in the tie, but wants his team to go out and show what they’re all about whilst restoring some price in the process.

Can Burton go out and pick up an unlikely win or draw, or will City repeat their first leg performance at the Pirelli Stadium?

Match Odds

Burton Albion are the underdogs again, but with huge changes expected for City, our traders have priced Burton at 18/1 to win this return fixture.

City are still favourites to take the win, regardless of who manager Pep Guardiola fields. They’re sat at 1/7 to get the victory.

The Brewers are looking to give their fans something to cheer about in the second leg. A draw may be more likely than a victory, priced at 15/2.

Talking Tactics

It’s highly likely that Clough will stick with the majority of the team that started in the first leg at the Etihad Stadium, with only injury forcing him to change his plans.

The Brewers are heading into the game with two injury doubts in midfielders Jamie Allen and Scott Fraser, who both picked up knocks in recent league games.

New signing Colin Daniel could feature after not appearing for former club Peterborough United in the competition this season.

City boss Pep Guardiola fumed about the scheduling of City U21’s game in the Football League trophy just 24 hours before tonight’s clash, as he was looking to rest some first team players in favour of giving the youth some experience.

Left back Benjamin Mendy is set to make his return from a lengthy spell on the sidelines after surgery on a knee injury.

Kevin De Bruyne is expected to start again to maintain his return to match fitness in a side heavily rotated, with Pep already stating they will play youngsters.

Goalscoring Odds

After netting four in the first leg, it’s no surprise that Gabriel Jesus is favourite to open the scoring, priced at 3/1. He’s also heavily backed to score anytime, coming in at 4/6.

De Bruyne has opened the scoring in the last two Carabao Cup games he’s featured in, and he’s 15/2 to continue that hot streak of form.

With the brewers looking to give their fans something to cheer in the home fixture, striker Chris Beardsley is favourite to score anytime for them at 4/1.

Burton’s defenders are amongst the favourites to get on the score sheet for their side, with Damien McCrory and Ben Turner at 20/1 to score in the match.

Match Info

Where: Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent

When: 7:45pm

How to watch: Sky Sports Football

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All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication.



Drew Goodsell

Drew is a journalism graduate of UEL where he worked as a Business Editor for the university news website. He is a Chelsea fan, but closely follows American sports, being an avid fan of the New York based Knicks (NBA) and Giants (NFL).