Burton vs Coventry
English League One
Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Pirelli Stadium (Burton-upon-Trent).
Burton Albion will be hoping to back up a 1-3 victory over Walsall in the previous League One round. They host recently-promoted Coventry City on Saturday afternoon aiming to close the gap between them and top six sides in the league ladder.
Nigel Clough’s men generally grew in both form and confidence in the last couple of weeks. They won three of last five league matches netting two or more goals in three of past four. Devante Cole joined Liam Boyce in terms of form as Clough now has a wider range of attacking options. Cole took his league tally to three when he bagged one of team’s three goals away at The Banks’s Stadium in West Midlands in the previous round.
Burton vs Coventry: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth head to head encounter between the two teams.
They featured League One football in the 2015/16 campaign when both outfits snatched away wins (0-1 and 1-2).
Their first meeting happened back in 2012 when they drew 0-0 in the EFL Trophy tie.
Burton vs Coventry: Prediction
The visitors opened the new season in a promising fashion, but they won’t come into this in the highest of spirits. Unlike Burton who saw off Walsall on the road, the Sky Blues lost 3-2 against them last weekend when the FA Cup draw joined these two sides together in the very first round.
Prior to this defeat, Coventry were on a thread of four wins and a draw in five games across competitions. They don’t have a true talisman in the final third, but their goals can come literally from anywhere. There are four different men with three goals scored in League One so far in the season.
Both teams were pretty efficient in recent weeks which is why we’ll go with the BTTS option as the main betting pick at the odds of 1.80 here.
Burton vs Coventry: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5)
Burton Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.25 (5/4).