Burton Albion vs Aston Villa
England – League Cup
Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Pirelli Stadium, Burton-upon-Trent.
Burton Albion were relegated from the Championship football last year and they could be in danger of dropping further down to League Two at the end of this season judging by the harsh start to the campaign they’ve had so far in the third division of the English football. The Brewers lost four and won one of five games so far which is only enough for the 21st place in the League One standings and they’ll come into the second round of League Cup clash with Aston Villa in the lowest of spirits after the 3-1 loss to Oxford United at the weekend.
The visitors won’t head into the match in the best of spirits either even though they are yet to suffer a defeat in the new Championship campaign. Nevertheless, Steve Bruce’s men lost two precious points after allowing Reading’s Sam Baldock a 93rd-minute equalizer at Villa Park to make it three consecutive draws after two inaugural victories.
Burton Albion vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head
Aston Villa were just brutal towards the Brewers in the short history of six head to head encounter they’ve played so far.
The Lions won five and drew one of these and they bagged an impressive 11-goal tally in past three meetings with Burton Albion.
The two teams took on each other in a pre-season friendly just over a month ago when Aston Villa picked up a demolishing 0-4 victory.
Burton Albion vs Aston Villa: Prediction
Both H2H trend and current form suggest a confident victory for the visitors and it is really hard to ignore the 1.85 odds offered for the away win pick here even though Bruce will certainly give rest to his main stars. The Lions still have immense quality in their ranks and they’ve already sent out a strong line-up for the Yeovil Town clash in the first round of the League Cup. Conor Hourihane made the difference back then at Huish Park, while Albert Adomah and Jonathan Kodjia also featured the game.
Braver tipsters can try with Aston Villa to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the odds of 2.87.
Burton Albion vs Aston Villa: Bet Tips
Aston Villa to win @ 1.85
HT/FT Aston Villa/Aston Villa @ 2.87.