Burton Albion vs Aston Villa
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Tuesday, 26th September 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Pirelli Stadium (Burton upon Trent).
A decent run of results have helped Burton to temporarily move away from the relegation zone, but a tough test awaits on Tuesday as they face an Aston Villa team, who are slowly raising the ante for promotion qualification.
Burton were held to a goal-less draw by QPR on the weekend, but the team has now remained unbeaten in three Championship games. Moreover, they lost just in the last 6 games and picked up 2 wins and 3 draws, which helped them to stay 2 spots above relegation waters with a 3 point cushion.
Home form has been quite good for the Brewers as 2 wins and a draw came from their 4 matches so far. The lone defeat was against the strong Cardiff City team. Since then, they beat the likes of Fulham and Birmingham with a draw against Sheffield Wednesday sandwiched between them.
Aston Villa are the raising the bar after a slow start to the season and they have now moved at a touching distance with the promotion play-off zone. Starting the season on a three match win-less run which saw 2 losses and a draw, the Villans took 3 wins and 3 draws from the latest six.
The team has steadily improved as 2 of those wins came in the latest two. They can boast of a solid defensive record as well after letting in one goal during the last four. And good defending will be key to take away a win at the Pirelli Stadium.
Burton vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head
The team met at the Championship for the first time last season. Aston Villa are unbeaten in the pair of matches with a 2-1 win against Villa Park and 1-1 draw in the return fixture at the Pirelli.
Burton vs Aston Villa: Prediction
The form is all good for Burton, but it is quite clear that they do not have the squad to go on a prolonged unbeaten run. This is where Aston Villa are totally different. They have experienced players who know there are the king of matches they must win to stay in the race for promotion.
Nevertheless, expect a cagey affair with Burton’s primary objective will be to avoid a defeat. So they are likely to pack their defense and look for openings on the break. But, the Villans had found the knack of scoring goals at crucial periods of the game. Especially, keep an eye on Albert Adomah, who scored 3 goals in their last 2 league games.
Correct Score Prediction: Burton 0-2 Aston Villa for 8.50 odds.
Burton vs Aston Villa: Bet Tips
FT – Aston Villa to win @ 2.00
Any-time Goal Scorer: Albert Adomah for Aston Villa @ 3.75 odds.