Burton Albion


Pirelli Stadium

10/03/2018 | 3:00 pm

Bristol City


Pirelli Stadium

10/03/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: It’s a fight between promotion hopes and relegation fears as Burton Albion face Bristol City on Saturday.

Last time: The reverse fixture ended in a scoreless draw, thanks mainly to a fantastic performance from Burton ‘keeper Stephen Bywater. Despite dominating the possession and doubling their opposition’s shot count, Bristol were unable to make it count, and will be keen to redeem themselves this weekend.

This time: Burton are 3/1 to win, Bristol 5/6 and a draw is 13/5.

You might remember: The first ever match between the sides, back in August last season. A second goal from Tammy Abraham in the 94th minute won the game for Bristol on the day, with Tom Naylor seemingly having salvaged a point for Burton just six minutes before.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Burton Albion come into this game against Bristol City at the Pirelli Stadium looking for a victory to boost their survival hopes

Neither side is in particularly good form, but a win could provide a turning point as Burton Albion host Bristol City this weekend. With just one win in each of their last six games, the 28 point gulf in the league means little going into the game.

Burton are 3/1 to win, and three points against a struggling Bristol side would be massive in their attempt to break clear of the relegation zone. However, Clough has a hard task ahead of him motivating his players after a poor defeat to Brentford in their last game, and will need a positive start if he is to get anything from this match.

Bristol City are 5/6 to win, and Lee Johnson’s side could also really do with taking all three points from the game. They sit just four points off a play-off position, but have recently been overtaken by a resurgent Middlesbrough side. They are running out of time to make their own promotion push, and have to win against the Championship’s lower placed sides.

A draw is 13/5, and given both sides’ poor goalscoring form, would not be a poor bet. Burton will undoubtedly defend deep, as a point would be a decent result for the Brewers.

Lloyd Dyer is 9/2 to score anytime, and is leading the Brewers’ scoring charts this season. Playing on the left of midfield, the Dyer hasn’t scored in seven so should be due a goal soon.

Bobby Reid is 7/4 to score against Burton, and is currently the Championship’s top scorer with 17 goals to his name. The English forward failed to score against Preston, but got a hat-trick in the game before against Sheffield Wednesday. Burton will struggle to keep the in-form Reid at bay on Saturday.

Match Summary


Look out for:

Bristol’s front two. In Reid and Famara Diediou, the Robins have one of the most prolific strike duos in the league. Away from home, there will be more pressure for Burton to attack, giving more space for the forwards. Diediou is 5/1 to score first.


We fancy:

Bristol to win to nil at 9/5. Despite being in poor form, Johnson’s side should have enough in their locker to beat a demoralised Burton team.


It’s a long shot, but:

Jacob Davenport to score first at 22/1. The 19-year-old midfielder has impressed in his starts for Burton, and even notched a goal in their last win. The Manchester City youngster will benefit from game time and should be growing in confidence.

Written by Greg Murray

Greg Murray focused on watching football rather than playing it after realising he wasn’t going to be the next Gianfranco Zola. Writing prolifically on Italian football while keeping an eye on the game around the world, Greg has also turned his pen to the aviation industry and the betting market.