Is this the most pointless football match in the history of pointless football matches? The fact Manchester City lead Burton Albion 9-0 going into the second leg of their EFL Cup clash on Wednesday night would suggest it is, although we fancy that there is still some value to be found in the betting…
Odds correct as of 22nd Jan, 16:00 Odds subject to change.
|Wednesday – 7.45pm||Odds||Bets|
|Burton v Manchester City – BEST BETS|
| Man City win with -2 goal handicap
|Gabriel Jesus first goalscorer||7/2||
|Gabriel Jesus to score 2+ goals||12/5||
Burton v Manchester City Tips
City were completely rampant in the first leg at The Etihad a few weeks and they can now look forward to their fourth League Cup final in six years, with either Tottenham or Chelsea awaiting them at Wembley Stadium.
Pep Guardiola will no doubt rotate his team this week but that doesn’t mean there will be any let-up from the Citizens, who have scored 27 goals in their last six outings.
The City win and over 3.5 goals combined can be backed at 20/23 with Coral on Wednesday, while City to win with a -2 goal handicap is a stand-out bet at 6/5 with Betfair.
Burton have struggled since that embarrassing hammering at The Etihad as the League One outfit have lost 3-2 to Gillingham and drawn 2-2 at Doncaster in their subsequent matches.
Things look bleak for Nigel Clough’s men this week and they will do well to keep Gabriel Jesus at bay.
It is reasonable to assume that Jesus will be handed a starting berth after scoring five goals in the EFL Cup already this season. The 21-year-old Brazilian has scored seven goals in his past four games in all competitions and he is 7/2 to be first goalscorer (Unibet), as well as 12/5 to score two or more goals (Betfred).
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