Manchester City can't afford a setback against Burton, the League Cup is up for grabs and they definitely will want to secure it. However, manager Pep Guardiola will surely make some changes in his starting eleven because the Citizens are going through a busy period and the players' fitness must be carefully managed. 2019 has started very well for Manchester City, they reopened the Premier League title race with a 2-1 victory over leaders Liverpool last week and then won 7-0 against Rotherham in the FA Cup. Fabian Delph could return to the starting eleven after having served his suspension, but Benjamin Mendy and Eliaquim Mangala remain sidelined.
Burton are going through a pretty good period, probably their best of the season so far, as they are unbeaten in their last four matches. Last weekend they secured a 4-0 victory at Rochdale to move up to ninth place in the League One table, ten points away from the last playoff place. Moreover, the Brewers have conceded just two goals in those last four matches, an encouraging record ahead of a match against Manchester City. In the previous round Burton knocked out Championship side Middlesbrough with a 1-0 victory, and before that they went past Nottingham, Burnley and Aston Villa. Stephen Quinn, Marvin Sordell and Kyle McFadzean are injured.
Man City: Muric - Danilo, Otamendi, Laporte, Delph - B. Silva, Gundogan, Foden - Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling
Burton: Collins - Brayford, Buxton, Turner, Hutchinson - Fox, Allen - Hesketh, Fraser, Atkins - Harness
My prediction: Manchester City to win 3-0, this will most likely be the end of the road for Burton.
Here are the odds for the match at Bet365:
Man City win - 1.05
Draw - 19.00
Burton win - 41.00
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sharpe 01/22/19, 02:01:20 PM
Manchester City have demolished the Burton side...well done. I think 5 or 6-0 would it be enough but the Guardiola men keep pushing chasing high scores and records...
Manchester City have demolished the Burton side...well done. I think 5 or 6-0 would it be enough but the Guardiola men keep pushing chasing high scores and records over an opponent way bellow their weight. I'm not saying they just have to stop playing after scoring 6 or 7 but it's pretty obvious they wanted to humiliate the league one side..but I'm still waiting for City to show that character in some of the biggest games in the CL instead an opponent two leagues lower level than them. I think I'll have to wait beyond this season for that probably.Show more