Blackburn 2-2 Burton (Craig Conway (1st goalscorer), Sam Gallagher – Jackson Irvine, Tom Naylor)
Burnley 2-0 Liverpool (Sam Vokes (1st goalscorer), Andre Gray)
Kick Off: 19:45, 23/08/16
Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Head-to-heads: No Previous meetings
Burton: Out – None
Doubtful – Kyle MacFadzean, John Mousinho
Liverpool: Out – Loris Karius, Joe Gomez, Mamadou Sakho, Lucas
Doubtful – Daniel Sturridge, James Milner, Marko Grujic, Dejan Lovren
- Over 2.5 goals @ 11/20
- Burton win or draw double-chance @ 2/1
- Burton to score over 1.5 goals @ 16/5
- None of Burton’s five matches so far this season have contained fewer than three goals.
- Liverpool have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven domestic matches.
A Look at Burton’s Betting Odds
It’s going to rain goals at the Pirelli Stadium if the Brewers’ recent form is anything to go by.
Each of the five matches to involve the Championship newbies so far this season has seen a minimum of three goals scored, with seven strikes the current high watermark.
A price of 27/20 can be had about Burton v Liverpool containing over 3.5 goals, while the more conservative profit-hunters can back the game’s total goals crossing the 2.5-threshold at shorter odds of 11/20.
Nigel Clough’s troops have developed a habit of serving up spectaculars for the neutrals to savour when gracing the freshly-rebranded EFL Cup. Their first six results in this competition (including extra-time goals) since winning promotion to the Football League ahead of the 2008/09 edition read as follows: 6-1, 4-1, 6-3, 2-2, 2-4 and 3-2.
Recent campaigns have yielded less obscure scorelines, but there’s still been plenty of three-goal games across this stretch and their last league outing at Blackburn saw the net bulge on four instances.
Encouragingly for Burton, since their final scoreboard readings have begun to adopt an element of normalcy, their performances in the EFL Cup have markedly improved; they’ve lost just once inside 90 minutes in their last 10 outings.
It all adds up to 2/1 about the hosts avoiding defeat in regulation time being the most appetising offering on the Burton v Liverpool betting buffet.
A Look at Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Defensive frailties promise to be the scourge of the Reds’ season based on their start to proceedings.
Five goals shipped across two matches saw them lose at newly-promoted Burnley and almost squander a 4-1 lead at Arsenal. As stated, Burton aren’t short of fire power and, despite the difference in resources available to both sides, they’re more than capable of exploiting the obvious chinks in the visitors’ rearguard.
The odds of Burton registering at least two goals against Liverpool stand at a very generous 16/5.
Just one domestic clean sheet from seven for Jurgen Klopp’s troops only adds to the value of this particular wager.
Looking specifically at match-betting, Liverpool’s odds to beat Burton are 9/25, while it’s a monster 7/1 about the reverse occurring and there’s 15/4 up for grabs about the draw.