Burton Albion vs Cardiff City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Burton Albion vs Cardiff City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

Burton Albion v Cardiff City Predictions & Betting Tips

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides who struggled last season with both involved in the relegation mix. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Bookmakers have Burton down for another season of struggle against relegation as they have one of the lowest budgets in the division. Cardiff are expected to be pushing on for a top-half finish according to bookmakers this season. It was the home side who came out on top in these games last season with Cardiff winning 1-0 at their ground while Burton won 2-0 at the Pirelli Stadium. The goalscorers on that day were Jackson Irvine and Lucas Akins while Rhys Healey gave the Bluebirds victory in their home game.

Betting Tips & Predictions

Cardiff are the favourites in the match market and I can not be rushing to be backing them at such short prices so instead will recommend looking elsewhere for the bets. Junior Hoilett caught the eye in a Cardiff pre-season friendly win over Livingston recently and with Lee Tomlin pulling the strikes the pacy winger could be great value in the goalscorer markets. Hope Akpan scored against Leicester in pre-season and goes off far too big here as he looks to have more licence to get forward for Burton than he was allowed at Blackburn.

Junior Hoilett first goalscorer, each-way unlimited places

Hope Akpan first goalscorer, each-way unlimited places

Burton Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Burton Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 7 games played against Cardiff City

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 7 games played against Burton Albion

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Burton Albion Form Guide

Burton Albion Team Logo

Burton Albion

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
W H

01-09-2018

League 1

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

04-09-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. E

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

08-09-2018

League 1

Accrington Stanley Team Logo Accrington Stanley

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

15-09-2018

League 1

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

29-09-2018

League 1

Scunthorpe United Team Logo Scunthorpe United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

02-10-2018

League 1

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

06-10-2018

League 1

Wycombe Wanderers Team Logo Wycombe Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

09-10-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. E

Port Vale Team Logo Port Vale

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-10-2018

League 1

Bristol Rovers Team Logo Bristol Rovers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

0

Draw

2

Lost

8
L H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

11-08-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

02-09-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

15-09-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

L H

30-09-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-10-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Burton Albion Preview

Nigel Clough deserves praise for turning his back on his beloved Nottingham Forest to keep Burton up last season after they finished 20th. This season they will probably be content to survive once more as they operate on a lower budget than most teams in the division. Liam Boyce who got among the goals in the SPL last season is their big signing this summer while Matty Lund from Rochdale in League One is a good under-the-radar signing from the Brewers. If they wish to stay up they need to improve on the amount of goals they scored last season which was one of the lowest in the division. 27 of the 46 Albion played last season produced a total of exactly two or three goals and they averaged 2.43 goals per fixture.

Burton Albion Team News

They have no registered injuries or suspensions

Cardiff City Preview

If you take into account the results from the time Neil Warnock took over as manager then Cardiff were ninth last season. In actual reality they finished 11th which is still an impressive return for a side fighting relegation. The Bluebirds have invested well this summer to make them interesting outsiders for a top-six finish with Lee Tomlin and Danny Ward offering them more going forward combined with the defensive organization that a Neil Warnock side has. City are a tough side to work out on the over/under goals market with an average of 2.63 per fixture that places them right in the middle of the mix. Do note though that seven of their last 11 went under 2.5 and this might be more reflective of how they play under Warnock this season.

Cardiff City Team News

Callum Paterson (knee) and Rhys Healey (cruciate ligament) are both unlikely to feature.

Burton Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Burton Albion vs Cardiff City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Stephen Bywater 188 81
3 RB Stephen Warnock 175 66
23 CD Jake Buxton 180 83
5 CD Kyle McFadzean 185 84
4 LB John Mousinho 185 79
11 RM Lloyd Dyer 173 64
36 CM Jackson Irvine 180 77
8 CM Matthew Lund 183 76
7 CM Luke Murphy 188 73
17 LM Marvin Sordell 177 79
10 CF Lucas Akins 180 73
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
5 CD Bruno Ecuele Manga 186 76
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 89
7 AM Lee Tomlin 180 74
3 RM Joseph Bennett 183 74
2 LM Lee Peltier 178 73
17 CM Aron Gunnarsson 178 70
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 70
33 CF Junior Hoilett 173 70
10 CF Kenneth Zohore 189 98