Kick-off: 1945, 30/10/2018
Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Nigel Clough will have Burton fired up for Tuesday night’s EFL Cup clash with his former club Nottingham Forest and they look a value pick at Pirelli Stadium.
The Brewers registered a win and a draw when these teams met in the Championship at this venue over the past couple of years and it is clearly a fixture Clough relishes.
Punters can get 23/20 for Albion to advance to the next round and that appeals for our first Burton vs Nottingham Forest prediction.
A Look At Burton Albion’s Betting Odds
Burton have struggled to adapt to life back in League One following last season’s relegation and Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Peterborough here left them down in 16th place.
However, they have secured four home victories in that competition, including a 2-1 success against Sunderland, and drew 2-2 at leaders Portsmouth recently.
That suggests the Brewers can get up for big games, a view which is backed up by EFL Cup triumphs over Championship outfit Aston Villa and Premier League opponents Burnley.
After beating the Clarets, Clough beamed: “We don’t get the chance to play Premier League opposition very often, so we tried to make it a special night and the players did that.”
A Look At Nottingham Forest’s Betting Odds
Forest are going well in seventh place in the Championship and were unlucky not to win at Leeds on Saturday, when United’s late equaliser should have been ruled out for handball.
That followed fine away wins at Middlesbrough and Bolton, while Aitor Karanka’s side have beaten Newcastle and Stoke in this competition, so they must be respected.
However, with a shot at promotion currently very much a realistic prospect, going any further in the EFL Cup could be seen as an unwanted distraction.
Forest have a huge league game against leaders Sheffield United at the City Ground coming up on Saturday and they then entertain Stoke, games which will take precedence over this trip.
The visitors have scored in nine straight matches, but we’re taking 11/1 for a 2-1 home win to complete our Burton vs Nottingham Forest betting tips.
BURTON 1-2 Peterborough – Jamie Allen
Leeds 1-1 NOTTINGHAM FOREST – Jack Robinson
Head-to-head: Burton 0-0 Forest, Forest 2-0 Burton, Burton 1-0 Forest, Forest 4-3 Burton
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