Burton Albion vs Fulham
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 16th September 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/16:00 CET
Venue: Pirelli Stadium.
Burton Albion hosts last seasons top 6 team Fulham in an attempt to get some much needed points.
Burton took an important point midweek. The team visited Carrow Road and managed to get a creditable draw. Norwich were perhaps the better side controlling the game but Burton held firm to deny them. The goalless draw was the inevitable result in this fixture.
Fulham took an important victory on Wednesday night. Hull were the visitors at Craven Cottage but Fulham managed to overcome them. Ayite opened the score before the half time break. Bowen equalized for Hull early in the second half just for Johansen to strike them again 10 minutes later for the final result of 2-1.
Form and Tactical Analysis
Burton are continuing their fight for survival. They did it last season with a small margin and they are currently 1 point above the zone again. The team wins their pont on home ground with last game being the only point away from Pirelli stadium.
Burton played a compact 5-3-2 last game which brought the point against Norwich. The team defended well in all stages of the game keeping its shape at all times.
Fulham sits in the middle of table which isn’t exactly the position they want. The team has hopes for promotion but the heavy start of the season is not really helping them. On the positive side the team looks to be improving. 3 points in the opening 4 games were followed by 7 in the next 3.
Jokanovic used his preferred 4-3-3 formation again last round. The speed up front proved too much for Hull to handle and the team go what I wanted. Fulham can be deadly up front against any opponent.
Burton vs Fulham: Head to head
There are just 3 games between the sides 2 of which came last season.
Fulham won away against Burton and finished in a 1-1 draw at home. The last game is a league cup draw back in 2013.
All 3 game shad less than 2.5 goals.
Burton vs Fulham: Prediction
Fulham will want to continue improving both their play and results. Burton will be hoping to limit the opponent’s space and cause trouble on the counter. Fulham are looking like the better side currently. Burton may be a tough nut to break at their home but Fulham has plenty of weapons.
Burton vs Fulham: Bet Tips
Fulham to win for 1.91 with Betway.