Burton vs Aston Villa
Date: Saturday, 21 July 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Pirelli Stadium (Burton-upon-Trent)
Aston Villa have started their pre-season well and they travel to Pirelli Stadium in Burton hoping to build on the streak, as they held Kidderminster Harriers to a draw and beat both AFC Telford United and Walsall in two convincing outings afterwards.
Steve Bruce’s men have been in fine form up front and they’ve netted seven goals in the two wins, which should have them very confident as they meet the League One rivals. Villans have fallen just short of the Premier League promotion last term and will now be well aware how important it will be to lift their team spirits and retain consistency ahead of the new campaign.
Burton Albion also come into the match on the back of a win, beating Kidderminster 1-2 on Tuesday as they return to the winning ways after a disappointing loss at Mickleover Sports. They have been scoring goals too but it’s obvious Aston Villa will be even more of a challenge, which does come as more of a worry as they look to connect two in a row.
Burton vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head
The sides have last met in February, where Villains bagged a thriller 3-2 home win.
Aston Villa have earned four wins and a draw in five head-to-head clashes so far.
We’ve seen nine goals in their two Championship matchups in 2017/18.
Burton vs Aston Villa: Prediction
We’ll now back Aston Villa to show off their character against the rivals once again, going for them to bag a win in Burton-upon-Trent. They’ve shown off fine form over the past seven days and we do see them building on it here.
We’ve seen both sides scoring goals and we hope for an exciting game with goals, as we also back Over 2.5 goals FT. We’ve seen thrillers between the sides lately and we believe we’re in for another such occasion this time around!
Burton vs Aston Villa: Bet Tips
Aston Villa to win
Over 2.5 goals FT.