Burton Albion vs Manchester City Preview

Burton Albion vs Manchester City

Competition – Carabao Cup 

Stadium – Pirelli Stadium

Date: 23rd January 2019

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

This game is one of the most unnecessary fixtures in the history of football as Manchester City head into this game 9-0 up from the first leg.

The Cityzens are set to field a side that is full of their academy players as they rest players to take on Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title, compete in the FA Cup alongside the Champions League.

Manchester City come into this game off the back of a six games winning streak that has seen them win their last two games against Wolves and Huddersfield 3-0 each.

They already have both legs in the final and will only see this game as an opportunity to test fringe players.

Burton Albion were absolutely massacred in the first leg of this game and they are yet to recover their confidence.

They have since lost to Gillingham at home and drew against Doncaster away thanks to a very late equalizer.

They will be playing this game for pride, and knowing that they have nothing to lose, they will look to at least score a goal in this game in front of their fans against a weakened Manchester City side.

Bookmakers have priced Man City up as strong odds-on favourites despite the possibility of a second tier team being fielded.

Goal markets suggest there will be goals as over 3.5 goals is currently trading odds-on.

This game gets underway at 19:45 BST.

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