Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Burton Albion Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: Wolverhampton Wanderers will look to continue their charge towards the Premier League when they host struggling Burton Albion in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.
Last time: Wolves recorded a 4-0 victory when they travelled to Burton Albion earlier this season, with Diogo Jota, Romain Saiss, Ruben Vinagre and Leo Bonatini all on the scoresheet for the dominant visitors.
This time: Wolves are 2/7 to triumph with Burton Albion at 14/1 and the draw at 26/5.
You might remember: The first ever league meeting between these two teams took place at Molineux in September 2016, and the points were shared in a 1-1 draw.
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Last Six:
Won: 2 Drawn: 2 Lost: 2
Benik Afobe was on the scoresheet in Wolves’ 3-0 win over Reading on Tuesday night, and the forward could again lead the line at the expense of Leo Bonatini.
Ivan Cavaleiro and Alfred N’Diaye were both named on the bench against Reading, meanwhile, and will be pushing for a position in the XI this weekend.
Burton Albion's Last Six:
Won: 1 Drawn: 2 Lost: 3
Tom Flanagan and Marvin Sordell are both expected to keep their spots in the XI following Tuesday’s 2-0 loss at Sheffield United, although Luke Varney could return to a team that has struggled for goals throughout the season.
Martin Samuelsen is also an option for head coach Nigel Clough, who should keep faith with Darren Bent in the final third of the field.
Two teams in desperate need of all three points – but for very different reasons – will lock horns in the Championship this weekend as Wolverhampton Wanderers welcome Burton Albion. Wolves are currently flying high at the top of the table as they look to secure a return to the Premier League, while Burton Albion sit down in 23rd spot as they battle to remain in the division. Wolves ran out 4-0 winners when they locked horns earlier this season as mentioned above in this Championship preview, but Burton Albion did pick up a 1-1 draw at Molineux towards the start of the 2016-17 season.
Wolves are 2/7 as the league leaders look to build on their 3-0 win over Reading on Tuesday night and any football betting tips for the weekend would likely favour them. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side entered the clash with Reading off the back of a 4-1 defeat at Aston Villa, but ensured that they would return to winning ways with a strong performance last time out. A total of 79 points from 37 matches has left them top of the division, but Cardiff City are just three points behind in second spot. Wolves, who are always the subject of discussion when it comes to Championship predictions, have been strong on home soil this term – winning 13 of their 18 league fixtures, and they will be extremely confident of putting another three points on the board here.
Burton Albion are 14/1 as the visitors look to pull off a shock result away to the Championship leaders. It has been a difficult campaign for Burton Albion, with just seven wins from 37 league fixtures leaving them in 23rd position in the table. They are just three points off 21st-placed Barnsley, but have only won once in the league since New Year’s Day, which is extremely worrying form at this stage of the campaign. Nigel Clough’s side have picked up points in 10 of their 18 away fixtures this term, however, with their form on the road superior to their results on home soil, which is certainly worth considering when analysing the football score predictions.
The draw is 26/5, and it is certainly worth noting that Burton Albion have picked up five draws on their travels this season. Wolves, meanwhile, have not been in full flow in recent weeks – winning just two of their last six Championship matches. That said, Wolves are the highest scorers in the Championship on home soil this season, and it would take some effort from Burton Albion to pick up something from this match.
Benik Afobe is 57/17 in the first goalscorer market, while the Wolves forward is available at 17/16 to score at any point during the 90 minutes of action. Afobe was on the scoresheet against Reading on Tuesday night, and is expected to be given the chance to lead the line once again, which is worth considering in the football predictions market.
Darren Bent is 12/1 in the first goalscorer market for Burton Albion, while the experienced forward is at 23/5 to score during the 90 minutes of action. The 34-year-old is yet to find the back of the net since joining Burton Albion on loan from Derby County in January, but there is no question that he can score goals at this level.
As mentioned above in this Championship preview, no team has scored more goals than Wolves in the second tier this season, while Burton Albion have shipped 64 in total, which is the second-worst defensive record in the division. It is 15/8 for over 3.5 goals this weekend, while over 4.5 is available at 9/2, which is good value as part of the best football betting tips.
Today’s football prediction of 3-0 Wolves is available at 7/1. Burton Albion have not been too bad on the road this season, but Wolves were impressive against Reading last time out, and should be far too strong for the visitors here.
It’s a long shot, but:
Burton Albion won 2-1 at Barnsley last month, and the visitors are 45/1 to record a 2-1 victory in this match as part of the best football betting tips for the weekend.
Written by Matt Law
Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.