Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Manchester City have been in a splendid form ever since they defeated Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium. Following a 2-1 win over Liverpool in the Premier League derby, the Citizens rolled over Rotherham United 7-0 in the FA Cup, meaning that they are high on confidence ahead of the Carabao Cup clash against Burton Albion. Kun Aguero is likely to return to the starting line-up and we predict that he is going to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Burton Albion set up a meeting with Man City by beating the likes of Shrewsbury Town, Aston Villa, Burnley, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Wednesday’s football game against the Premier League title holders. Taking everything into account, anything but a routine home win will be a major surprise in the Etihad Stadium clash.
Highlighted Player (David Silva):
David Silva is a product of Valencia’s youth system. Born on 8 January, 1986, the highly rated footballer made his debut in the 2004/2005 campaign and went on to score a total of 21 goals for the Estadio de Mestalla outfit. In 2010, the Spanish midfielder signed a deal with Premier League side Manchester City and he has already won two domestic championships with the free-spending club.
In the 2015/2016 season David Silva and Co. faced Real Madrid in the Champions League semis, but the Spanish giants proved to be a big catch for the Citizens in the two-legged tie. Silva plays as an attacking midfielder, but he is capable of playing as winger or a second striker as well.
He is well known for his possession-retaining qualities and, as a result, he got the nicknames “Merlin” and “El Mago”. David Silva won the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy with Spain, while winning Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 with La Roja as well.
Highlighted Team (Burton Albion):
Burton Albion are one of the four clubs that secure promotion to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign. The Brewers welcome their rivals at Pirelli Stadium, the venue that was opened in 2005. The capacity of the stadium is 6,912, while the seating capacity of the venue is 2,034.
Burton Albion won the FA Trophy in 1987, with the team winning Football League Two in 2015. During the club’s non-League period, the Brewers’ local rivals were Nuneaton Borough, Tamworth, Stafford Rangers and Gresley Rovers, but while they were playing in the Football League the club’s rivals were Crewe, Port Vale, Notts County and Chesterfield.
Derby County are considered Burton Albion’s rivals as well, but the rivalry with the Rams is rather friendly. The colour of Burton Albion’s home kit is black and yellow, while they wear white and grey jerseys on the travels.