— sam butterworth (@sambutterworth9) December 18, 2018
Craig Bellamy appeared to predict that Manchester City would draw Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup semi-finals a day before the draw was made.
Sitting as a pundit in the Sky Sports studio following Man City’s penalty shootout win against Leicester, Bellamy seems to confirm the League One side as their next opponents.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 19, 2018
The next day, the date was set up officially.
Although many took to social media to declare the draw a fix, it is not entirely clear that Bellamy didn’t just mean that City had Burton as a possible opponent rather than a definite one.