The match between Manchester City and Burton closes this Wednesday, January 9, the first leg of the League Cup semi-finals in their 2018/2019 season. The match will be played at the Ethirad Stadium in Manchester, starting at 5:45 p.m. (GMT). The return game is scheduled for January 22.The tournament, which is the lowest among the squabbles in the country, is the first to appoint the champion in the season and has differentiated regulation for the semifinals. While in all other stages the definition is made and single and eliminatory confrontation, at this stage the decision is in the knockout system that considers the goal balance and the qualified goal (marked as a visitor) as tie-break criteria.
The City had the privilege of starting their walk in the competition, whose official name is EFL Cup, already in the third stage. As a visitor, I play sluggishly against Oxford United, but it was enough to give me a 3-0 win and advance to the Round of 16.His second victim was Fulham, already the Premier League. In Manchester, made 2 to 0, also without needing much effort to confirm the favoritism. In the quarterfinals, he had a lot more work. In Leicester, tied for a 1 to 1 with the local time in regulation. He survived by taking the best in penalties.The performance in the debut of the Glass of England was well superior. Even with a team using many athletic reserves, the City thrashed Sunday 6 January, Rotherdam 7-0 at Ethirad Stadium.He thus lined up a sequence of three consecutive victories that had in the sandwich filling the most significant result. It was the 2 to 1 mark in Liverpool, leader of the English Championship. With the success, the blues have managed to reduce to four points the distance between them, although they remain in the vice-leadership of the Premier League. They add 50 points (16 wins, two draws and three losses).As the pursuit of the Reds is certainly a top priority and on 14 February the team will host the Wolves for the twentieth round of the English Premier League, the strategy of taking on the squad must be maintained by coach Pep Guardiola against Burton. Thus, some of the athletes who faced Rotherdam will gain rest so that they can recover better for the duel of the Premier League. The goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and defender Benjamin Mendy are left out of action by injury.
The Burton dispute the League 1, the Third Division of the English Championship. Therefore, it did not have any privilege granted by the regulation of the League Cup of England. He needed to fight from the first round to reach the semifinals.
Their debut was against Arsenal, the Second Division. At home, he made it 1-0. The level went up in the second stage. Again in their dominions, faced the Burnley, of the Premier League. This time, he scored 2-1.In the third phase, new Championship team on the way. Picked up Nottingham. He again had the opportunity to play at home and made the field control prevail by scoring 3 to 2. The first game as a visitor happened in the quarterfinals. He picked up Middlesbrough of the Second Division and scored 1-0.In the FA Cup, however, the team did not thrive. He fell in the first phase. As a visitor, it took Scunthorpe 2 to 1. So over the weekend, while much of their rivals played for the FA Cup, they had to fulfill League 1 commitment. On Saturday, January 5, away from home, it went well against Rochdale. He scored 2 to 1 setting an unbeaten run of four games (two wins and two draws).He reached the 35-point mark (ten wins, five draws and 11 losses). It is in ninth position. It follows outside the zone that allows to dream with the access for Championship, the Second Division of the English Championship, but still has chances in this fight.The Third Division takes the first two places directly to the Championship. They are Portsmouth (57 points) and Luton (52). For Burton, this fight seems out of reach.However, a third place is in dispute for the teams that complete the 46 games between the third and sixth places. In that case, the peloton is closed by the Doncaster who has ten points more than the Burton. Remaining 21 unfinished games is not an easy task, but neither is it impossible.
Football Prediction of the Day Manchester City vs Burton
This will be the first match involving the teams.
Even if City takes a reserve team to the field, its technical edge is so great that it leaves no room for risk. Thus, the prognosis in the win of the hosts is the best option for Wednesday’s matchup for the first leg of the semi-finals of the League Cup of England edition 2018/2019.
Bet Tips: Manchester City