Burton Albion will be aiming to reach the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup tonight when they host Leicester City at the Pirelli Stadium.
The Brewers, who are currently 13th in the League One standings, set up a tie with the Foxes by defeating AFC Bournemouth in the third round of the competition.
No stranger to a cup shock, Burton beat Aston Villa, Burnley, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough last season before succumbing to Manchester City in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.
Whilst there is no doubting that Leicester will enter the clash brimming with confidence following their 9-0 victory over Southampton last Friday, the Brewers will not fear their Premier League opponents.
Having lost just one of their last five home games in all competitions, Burton may be able to create an intimidating atmosphere tonight which in turn could affect Brendan Rodgers’ side’s rhythm.
Speaking to BetVictor ahead of the clash, Michael Owen has predicted that Leicester will secure a narrow victory over the Brewers.
Will Burton Albion beat Leicester City in the Carabao Cup tonight?
The former England international said: “Having put a record nine goals past 10-man Southampton on the south coast on Friday, it’s hard to see past a win for Leicester in this midlands derby, although it is unlikely to be as emphatic as some might believe.
“The Brewers failed to breakdown a Blackpool side who had 10-men for the best part of half an hour in their goalless draw at the Pirelli Stadium at the weekend, and currently sit midtable in League One.
“Let’s not forget that they did beat Bournemouth 2-0 in the last round, however, and I think they will give Rodgers’ side a real test with the Foxes boss sure to shuffle his pack.”
When you consider Burton’s excellent pedigree in this particular competition, there is no reason why they cannot produce another shock tonight by beating Leicester at the Pirelli Stadium.
Although the likes of James Maddison, Youri Tielemans and Jamie Vardy will all pose a considerable threat if they are selected to start the clash, Burton will be hoping that Liam Boyce and Scott Fraser can deliver the goods.
Providing that Burton can secure a positive result against the Foxes, they could use the momentum gained from this result to push on in League One under the guidance of manager Nigel Clough.