Burton Albion vs Burnley
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Pirelli Stadium (Burton-upon-Trent).
Burton Albion and Burnley are going to face each other in the 3rd round of the English Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening.
Home side improved their game in the League One lately as they managed to pick up seven points from the last three matches. They had a bad start of the campaign after being relegated from the Championship and now they are sneaking around the middle of the table.
Nigel Clough’s side has been fairly productive so far, however their poor defending costed them too many points. Burton Albion have already eliminated Shrewsbury town and Aston Villa from the competition and they are looking forward to another good display.
After being unsuccessful in the Europa League qualifiers where they’ve been eliminated by Olympiakos, Burton also had a very bad start in the Premier League. They managed to book their first victory in the latest round when they were pretty confident in a 4-0 win against Bournemouth and that one dragged them out of the danger zone.
However, Ashley Barnes and the lads need to continue with good performances in order to get away from the early trouble. Now, the visitors can be fully focused on the domestic challenges.
Burton Albion vs Burnley: Head-to-head
These two sides met each other twice and in both occasions Burnley have been better team. In both occasions, they’ve been playing cup matches and in the latest one the visitors celebrated after an extra time. The crowd was able to enjoy very efficient displays of these two teams.
Burton Albion vs Burnley: Prediction
If we take into consideration only the levels of the competitions for these two sides, it is clear that the visitors are favourites. However, if we want to look for the surprise in this round, this could be the best opportunity. The visitors will probably rest their top players for the challenges in the Premier League and the hosts might take advantage of that.
In both encounters of these two teams, we were able to see goals in both nets. Burnley’s defence hasn’t been as tight as in the previous season and Burton Albion should be able to score at least once in the match, but we are not sure if they’ll manage to keep the clean sheet.
Burton Albion vs Burnley: Bet Tips
Home win @ 3.80 (14/5)
BTTS Yes @ 1.80 (4/5).