Burton Albion v Nottingham Forest Betting Predictions and Match Preview
Burton Albion host Nottingham Forest in matchday 32 of the Championship on Saturday 17th February at Pirelli Stadium. The hosts currently sit in 24th place in the table having drawn against Ipswich Town 0-0 last time out, while the visitors are in 17th after their 0-2 loss against Hull City.
Aitor Karanka has not exactly hit the ground running since taking charge of Nottingham Forest, guiding his new team to four losses in which they have failed to score in five Championship games, so bottom-side Burton actually begin as 48% favourites for victory in the eyes of our Kickoff predictive algorithm.
Last Season's Score
The Reds have only made one previous visit to the Pirelli Stadium, losing 1-0 at the venue last season thanks to a goal from Cauley Woodrow, and a repeat of that result is afforded a 12% chance of happening this time around.
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Team News For Burton Albion
Having secured a 0-0 draw at Ipswich last time out, Nigel Clough is unlikely to make too many changes to his team, though Liam Boyce will be itching to make his first start for the club in attack.
Team News For Nottingham Forest
Joe Lolley made his debut as a substitute in Nottingham Forest’s home defeat by Hull last Saturday, so the 25-year-old could come into the line-up for this encounter.
First Goal Scorer Betting Predictions
Lloyd Dyer (8% chance) is the Brewers’ top scorer this season with five league goals and the ex-Leicester winger has to be a serious contender to break the deadlock against this East Midlands outfit.
This clash will take place at the Pirelli Stadium at 3:00pm on Saturday 17th February. Highlights will be shown on Football on 5: The Championship later that evening at 9:00pm.
WIN/DRAW/WIN KEY STATISTICS
Burton have scored in 65% of their last 20 home games.
Burton have kept a clean sheet in 2 of their last 20 home games, going on to win 0 and draw 2 of these matches.
Nottm Forest have scored in 60% of their last 20 away games.
Nottm Forest have kept a clean sheet in 4 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 2 and draw 2 of these matches.
CORRECT SCORE KEY STATISTICS
Burton have conceded 1 goal or less in 40% of their last 20 home games.
Nottm Forest have conceded exactly 1 goal in 4 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 0, draw 1 and lose 3 of these matches.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE KEY STATISTICS
Burton have kept a clean sheet in 10% of their last 20 home games.
Nottm Forest have kept a clean sheet in 20% of their last 20 away games.
OVER/UNDER 2.5 GOALS KEY STATISTICS
The last 20 Burton home matches have produced an average of 2.95 goals per game.
The last 20 Nottm Forest away matches have produced an average of 2.80 goals per game.
LAST MATCH KEY STATISTICS
Burton Albion's last match was in the Championship against Ipswich Town on Saturday 10th February at Portman Road. They drew the game 0-0.
Burton Albion's last starting line-up was:
|DEF:||Tom Naylor, Kyle McFadzean, John Brayford|
|MID:||Martin Samuelsen, Hope Akpan, Lloyd Dyer, Jamie Allen|
|FWD:||Lucas Akins, Darren Bent|
In the Championship this season, this Burton Albion XI has played 178 matches, scored 14 goals and delivered 7 assists.
This Championship line-up has 461 all-time Championship appearances, 57 goals and 31 assists
Nottingham Forest's last match was in the Championship against Hull City on Saturday 10th February at The City Ground. They lost the game 0-2.
Nottingham Forest's last starting line-up was:
|DEF:||Michael Mancienne, Eric Lichaj, Daniel Fox, Joe Worrall|
|MID:||Ben Osborn, Matthew Cash, Jack Colback, Adlene Guedioura, Kieran Dowell|
In the Championship this season, this Nottingham Forest XI has played 179 matches, scored 18 goals and delivered 12 assists.
This Championship line-up has 672 all-time Championship appearances, 41 goals and 56 assists