Burton Albion vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Monday, 2 April 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Pirelli Stadium (Burton-upon-Trent).
Boro will finally get an opportunity to grab a three-pointer after a series of super challenging fixtures in the last couple of weeks. Tony Pulis’ men are about to travel ti Pirelli Stadium to take on the league’s rock-bottomed side in an attempt to return on the winning ways after claiming only a single point in last two rounds.
In Pulis’ defense, Boro played the likes of Brentford (21-1 on the road) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (1-2 loss at home) in the process. Luckily for them, their rivals in the battle for the top six finish have been anything bit successful as Boro are still holding the sixth place, with a chance to improve to fifth with a win over Burton here.
The Brewers are in a very tough situation. They’ve collected only one point in last six league games and Sunderland’s win over Derby at iPro on Friday has pushed them down to the very foot of the league ladder. The safe zone is now as many as six points away after Birmingham City defeated Ipswich Town on Saturday. Nigel Clough’s side has huge issues with the efficiency in the final third since Burton has bagged no more than two goals in last six league outings.
Knowing that Boro have been very tough to break down under Tony Pulis lately, we can hardly see the end of a crisis for the Brewers here.
Burton Albion vs Middlesbrough: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth H2H encounter between Burton Albion and Middlesbrough.
Boro have won two and lost one so far. Burton’s lone win came back in 2011 when they dispatched Middlesbrough in the FA Cup clash at Pirelli.
Boro took a comfortable 2-0 victory when the two teams met in this term of Championship, back in August last year at Riverside.
Burton Albion vs Middlesbrough: Prediction
Middlesbrough will come into this as massive favourites and we just have no other option but to back them to grab the spoil at the odds of 1.80.
Since the Brewers have been struggling badly for goals lately, the alternative pick is Boro to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.20.
Burton Albion vs Middlesbrough: Bet Tips
Middlesbrough to win @ 1.80
Middlesbrough to keep a clean sheet @ 2.20.T&C apply for offers and free bets. 18+ and read carefully at the operator’s website.