Rochdale vs Burton
English League One
Date: Saturday, 5 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Crown Oil Arena (Rochdale).
The Dale began the year with a demolishing 5-0 loss to Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday afternoon away at The Keepmoat. It only came as a sequence to the weekend’s disastrous 0-4 home defeat to Bradford City. Rochdale dropped down to 17th place as a consequence and will be desperate to rebound from such painful failures on Saturday when they play host to Burton Albion in one of three league ties for the weekend.
The visitors sit only two points above in the league ladder, but they will come into the match in much higher spirits. They are unbeaten in last three league outings which saw them concede only two goals in the process. The Brewers played a goalless draw with Bristol City in an eventful mid-week affair at Memorial Stadium.
Rochdale vs Burton: Head-to-head
The head to head stats speak entirely in Burton’s favour.
The visitors won 6, drew 1 and lost 2 of 9 matches against the Dale.
Both teams scored in three of last four H2H outings.
It’s Rochdale who came on top when two sides played each other in early-August last year at Pirelli.
Rochdale vs Burton: Prediction
Rochdale were horrendous defensively in last two games which is why we clearly fancy the Brewers to net two or more goals on Saturday. You can get the odds as high as 2.20 for such scenario, while Burton’s victory is paid at 2.75. Nigel Clough’s men did struggle attackingly over the past couple of months, particularly on travels, but the trip to Crown Oil Arena should really allow them to improve the record of four defeats in last six away games across competitions.
Rochdale lost two and won one of last three home ties in the league conceding seven goals in the process. Since three of last four H2H ties also saw goals at both ends, we will also go for the BTTS option at 1.57.
Rochdale vs Burton: Bet Tips
Burton or Draw @ 1.57 (4/7)
BTTS @ 1.57 (4/7).