Manchester United vs Burton Albion
English Carabao Cup , Season 2017/18
Date: Wednesday, 20th September 2017
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.
Manchester United stretched their unbeaten run to six games in all competitions by thrashing Everton 4-0 on the weekend. The free scoring Red Devils were held to a 2-2 draw in the Premier League fixture a week ago. But 3-0 win against Basel in the Champions League opener and latest triumph over the Toffees got them back to winning ways.
United have now scored 15 goals from those 6 matches and saw 4-0 score-lines on three occasions. They kept 5 clean sheets in the process, 4 of those coming at Old Trafford.
Burton Albion on the other hand, are in decent form considering their small stature in the Championship. They defeated Fulham 2-1 in the weekend to make it 3 wins and 2 draws from 6 games, while suffering defeat once.
When their overall form is good, the away form is a big let down. The team their two League Cup games, while they are left win-less in the remaining five road games so far this season. Two of those defeats came by brutal margins, 5-0 away at Leeds and 4-1 at Hull.
Meantime, it has to be noted that Burton were eliminated from the League Cup by a Premier League side last season in front of their home fans with a 5-0 loss to Liverpool.
Manchester United vs Burton Albion: Head-to-head
The lone meeting between the two sides in over a decade happened in the 2005/06 FA Cup. Burton held United to a goal-less draw at home before bowing out to a 5-0 defeat at Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs Burton Albion: Predictions
It is hard to pick a decent full-time bet for this game as the bookies are quite certain of a huge Manchester United win and odds of various markets are being slashed as low as possible. The two main factors for this is the recent home form of United and Burton’s record against Premier League sides. Yet, we have some good tips from the first half markets, which could prove to be an instant hit.
Manchester United vs Burton Albion: Bet Tips
First Half Asian Handicap -1.5 for United at 2.35 odds.
Over 1.5 first half goals for 1.79 odds with Unibet.