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Manchester City vs Burton Albion Betting Tips: Predicted line-up and latest goalscorer odds

16:52 EAT 08/01/2019
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City correspondent Sam Lee has shared how he expects Pep Guardiola's side to line-up at the in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final

Some rotation is expected from Manchester City as they face Burton Albion in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.

The clash at the Etihad Stadium will be the 12th time Pep Guardiola's men have taken to the field in the last 40 days. With that in mind it's logical to factor in some changes as the Premier League champions take on the League One visitors.

Regardless, the bookmakers believe City will have few problems in securing a first leg advantage given their impressive squad depth. 888Sport are just 1/40 (1.02) about a home win with Burton available at 35/1 (36.0) and the draw a 14/1 (15.0) shot with the same firm.

With value in short supply as far as those prices go, plenty of punters could be looking elsewhere in search of a wager. Over 3.5 goals is 4/6 (1.67) so considering the potential scorers could be a worthwhile exercise.

Goal's Manchester City correspondent Sam Lee has given us his predicted Citizens line-up which sees a mix of youth and experience. As always, it's advisable to await confirmed team news prior to getting involved in such markets but there could be some attractively priced plays from the home side.

Gabriel Jesus could lead the line but his price of 11/20 (1.55) is unlikely to appeal to many as a single wager. The Brazil international scored the opening goal in a 3-0 win over Oxford United earlier in this competition and is an industry-best price of 3/1 (4.0) to do likewise here.

Leroy Sane has found plenty of joy in the final third and is 8/11 (1.73) to score anytime in this game while Riyad Mahrez is 13/10 (2.30) to net his second Carabao Cup goal of the campaign.

Perhaps the most appealing anytime scorer prospect comes in the form of Kevin De Bruyne at 9/5 (2.80) - should the Belgium international be named in the starting line-up.

The 27-year-old opened the scoring against Leicester City in the previous round and found the net against Crystal Palace in the following Premier League match.

Having been substituted after 67 minutes against Rotherham at the weekend, De Bruyne could be set for another starting role in this cup clash and has looked in good touch since returning from injury. At 9/5 (2.80) the dynamic midfielder appears a solid selection given the high goal expectancy in this game.

Northern Ireland international Liam Boyce is Burton's leading marksman this term and is 6/1 (7.0) to find the net at the Etihad having scored in two of the previous four rounds.

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