Burton Albion vs Newcastle
England League Championship
Date: Saturday, 17th December, 2016.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent.
Burton Albion are one of the smallest clubs in the country in their first ever season in the Championship. The team managed by Nigel Clough have very realistic ambitions which is avoid relegation. Currently, they are just 1 space above the relegation zone by virtue of a 2 point lead over Blackburn Rovers.
The Brewers are coming on the back of a narrow 1-0 home defeat to promotion contenders Huddersfield Town. Interestingly, this was their third defeat in 10 home games this season and have already picked up 5 wins and 2 draws to accumulate 17 points. It is pretty evident that they are a strong bunch at their own backyard, especially with a passionate home fans on their side.
Newcastle are back to winning ways and picked up their second win in a row after suffering defeats in the previous two. They defeated Wigan Athletic 2-0 at the DW stadium to reclaim the top spot in the table from Brighton and Hove Albion. The difference in points between the first two teams is a meagre 1 pointer and the Magpies do not want any more slips, particularly against teams of Burton’s stature.
Burton Albion vs Newcastle: Head-to-head Stats
This will be first league meeting in the recent history.
Burton Albion vs Newcastle: Prediction
It will be an intimidating atmosphere at the Pirelli Stadium for the visiting Newcastle United on Saturday evening, which could make things difficult for Rafa Benitez’s side. However, we can rule out of any chance of a big upset here. The Magpies looked like a team in top form in their last two wins. However, we believe this is only going to be a narrow win for them because Burton’s three defeats at home this season were all by a narrow 1-goal margin.
Burton Albion vs Newcastle: Bet Tips
Newcastle United to win at 1.65 (7/11)
Under 0.5 goals in the first-half at 3.00 (2/1).