Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Wednesday’s football game at Pirelli Stadium pits together Burton Albion and Bournemouth, the two teams who face each other in the League Cup last 32. Burton Albion have been having their ups and downs at the start of the new League One campaign and, as a result, they sit in 14th position in the standings ahead of the Carabao Cup clash.
The Brewers are tough to beat at home and the fact that they managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last two home games against Bristol Rovers (2-0) and Coventry City (0-0) is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of the Cherries. Bournemouth proved their worth in a 3-1 win at Southampton, but seeing that Eddie Howe is likely to rest several first-team regulars against Burton Albion, we are tempted to put our money on draw.
Highlighted Player (Liam Boyce):
Liam Boyce is a Northern Ireland international who plays for Burton Albion in the League One. Boyce was born in Belfast on April 8, 1991 and he started his senior career at Cliftonville.
The 184-cm tall attacker played for the likes of Werder Bremen II and Ross County as well before becoming Burton Albion’s record signing in the 2017 summer transfer window.Liam Boyce missed almost entire 2017/2018 season through a serious knee injury, returning to action on February 3, 2018. Speaking of his international career, Boyce made his Northern Ireland debut against Scotland on February 9, 2011, coming as a substitute for Niall McGinn.
Six years later, on June 2, 2017, he scored his first goal for the Northern Ireland national team in a 1-0 win over New Zealand. Liam Boyce’s main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a second striker as well.
Highlighted Team (Bournemouth):
Bournemouth are a professional football club that was formed back in 1890. The Cherries secured promotion to the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season, with the team making it to the English top flight for the first time ever.
Bournemouth play their home games at Dean Court and the capacity of the stadium is 11,469.
The Cherries enjoyed a very successful season on their Premier League debut, with the team beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the national championship. Glenn Murray scored the winner for Bournemouth in the 1-0 win over the capital club at Stamford Bridge and that is probably the greatest victory in the club’s history.
Bournemouth have been participating in the FA Cup since 1913, but they have yet to win the trophy in the prestigious competition. It has to be noted that the club’s original name Boscombe Athletic Football Club was changed to Bournemouth back in 1923 as the club owners wanted the Cherries to be more representative of the district.