Burton Albion vs Brentford
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Pirelli Stadium (Burton-upon-Trent).
The away win in a relegation six-pointer against Barnsley gave Burton Albion a massive survival lifeline, but the Brewers have failed to capitalize on it falling 0-1 at home to Millwall in the previous round. Nigel Clough’s men are now about to face an even tougher challenge on Tuesday when they host promotional contenders Brentford who sit 10th in the league ladder ahead of the trip to Staffordshire.
Nigel Clough’s main problems are connected with the lack of the efficiency in the final third as his men have failed to find the back of the net at all in three of last four league outings. Things did look much better at the other end, though, with the Brewers conceding just twice at the same time and keeping things tight will be the formula for a potential upset here as well.
Burton’s chances rise if we know that the Bees have failed to find the back of the net in the 1-0 loss to Leeds United at Elland Road in the previous round. That defeat has seriously halted their push for the top flight football leaving Dean Smith’s side seven points shy of the promotional playoffs at this stage of the season.
A win here is thus an imperative for the visitors who have previously been enjoying a fantastic run of two straight wins with the goals difference of 7-0 against Sunderland and Birmingham City. Smith’s men have also been able to keep things quiet at the back lately shipping just a single goal in last three league fixtures.
Burton Albion vs Brentford: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth head to head encounter between these two rivals.
Brentford have been much more successful so far winning two and drawing one of three games.
Each of three H2H matches saw goals at both ends as the Bees netted nine in three outings against the Brewers.
Burton Albion vs Brentford: Prediction
Even though the H2H stats suggest an open contest packed with goals, we could easily see a low-scoring affair here given that both sided shave been fairly tough to break down of late.
Burton have been struggling badly for goals lately and backing Brentford to keep a clean sheet seems to be an ideal alternative option at the odds of 2.62.
Burton Albion vs Brentford: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00
Brentford to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62