Date/Time: Wednesday 09th January 2019 (Kick-off 7:45 PM)
On Wednesday night, Manchester City host League One Burton Albion at the Etihad Stadium in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.
This is a typical example of a David vs Goliath type tie that the cup competitions often produce. City are second in the Premier League, while Burton are currently mid-table in the third tier of the English game.
Although the League Cup is unlikely to be the Citizens priority, Pep Guardiola’s side will want to maintain the recent momentum build up over the last few games.
The men from Manchester have beaten Oxford, Fulham and Leicester to make the final four of the competition. The home side is also nine games unbeaten in the competition, as they are the holders. The Citizens are unbeaten in six games in the League Cup, too.
Top Football BookmakersBurton have been the surprise package this season under Nigel Clough. Albion heads into this clash on the back of a four-game unbeaten run in all competitions. That record is likely to face a stern test in this one.
The visitors have beaten Shrewsbury, Aston Villa, Burnley, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough to make the last four of the competition. The reigning Premier League champions are likely to pose a bigger threat, though.
Home win and/or over 2.5 goals