Nottingham Forest vs Burton Albion: Preview and Prediction

Nottingham Forest vs Burton Albion:
England – Championship.
Date: Saturday, 6 August, 2016
Kick-off: 15:00 UK.
Venue: The City Ground (Nottingham).

Burton Albion make their Championship debut on Saturday when they travel to East Midlands to face the ever present Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

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It was not so long ago that Burton were competition in the English non-League football. But year 2009 was significant as they earned promotion to the Football League. Six years since then, they are just one division below England’s top tier.

This is a good old fairly tale, but the real test start on Saturday. And their manager is a familiar name for Forest fans, Nigel Clough, who spend nine years with Forest since joining them as a youth player.

The merry go round of managerial circus continue at Nottingham Forest and now they have brought in Philippe Montanier from Ligue 1 club Rennes. He is the third boss in charge since the departure of Stuart Pearce on February 2015. They finished 16th in the standings at the end of 2015/16 season.

The appointment of Montanier is an ambitious decisions and the French boss didn’t waste any time to start building a competitive squad. But he had brought in a number of relatively unknown foreign talents. It remains to be seen if the squad can gel within a short period of time.

Nottingham Forest vs Burton Albion: Head-to-Head

There are no records of previous meetings between Nottingham Forest and Brighton Albion.

Nottingham Forest vs Burton Albion: Prediction

Burton had a busy pre-season and played 10 friendlies in the summer window, mostly against lower division clubs. They ended up with 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. Among them are a notable 3-0 win against Premiership side Stoke City and 1-1 draw against QPR. Their fitness will be good and are a more settled side.

While Nottingham won in 3 and lost 2 of the friendlies they played during the pre-season. Despite the results the new coach coupled with a number of new arrivals could create a problem against a highly motivated minnows like Burton. The hosts will be favourites on paper, but I do see an outside chance of a big upset here.

Nottingham Forest vs Burton-Prediction by Statistical Analysis-6-August-2016

Nottingham Forest vs Burton Albion: Tips

  1. Double Chance – Draw/Burton
  2. Both Teams to Score.