Burton Albion vs Newcastle United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Burton Albion vs Newcastle United Match Prediction

By Darren Colebrook

These two teams were two divisions apart last season with Burton in League One and Newcastle in the Premier League. It might well be this way once more next season.  The Magpies are top of the table one point ahead of Brighton and nine ahead of third-placed Reading. Burton are currently 21st and are just two points above the relegation zone .

Last time out the North East side were comfortable 2-0 winners at Wigan thanks to goals from Mo Diame and Christian Atsu while Burton lost 1-0 at home to Huddersfield thanks to a late Nahki Wells strike. Here we have our full match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and key stats.

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Burton Preview

After a decent start to the season, Burton are beginning to find life in the Championship a little bit tougher than advertised. A run of just one win from their last seven means the Brewers now sit in 21st in the table which has them just two points above the relegation zone. 

Nigel Clough will be pleased that this game is at home as in front of their fans Albion are a much better side with five wins, two draws and just three defeats. Derby, Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham are among the sides who have lost at the Pirelli Stadium this season. This in contrast to their form on the road which is the second worst in the division.

Under 2,5 goals tends to be a feature of Burton home games as this happened in seven of their ten games (with two of three that have gone over just featuring three goals). All three of their home games against sides in the top six have finished 1-0 with the Brewers winning one of these and losing the other two.

 

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Newcastle Preview

Newcastle are top of the Championship and if they repeat their first half of the season form could be on course to break the 100 point mark. Rafa Benitez has to be applauded for the job he has done in developing his squad for the battle in this division.

Back-to-back wins have put Newcastle back on track after a mini-stumble and they are the strongest away side in the division with eight wins, one draw and just two defeats from their 11 games. They have been ruthless when visiting struggling sides with nine goals, none conceded and three victories away to sides in the bottom seven.

The backline has been imposing on their travels with the Magpies keeping clean sheets seven times on the road. Then going forward they have forwards like Dwight Gayle who is top scorer in the division with 16 goals this season.

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Burton Team News

Kelvin Maynard is back in training after a cruciate injury while Stuart Beavon is rated day-to-day following a leg injury.

Newcastle Team News

Jack Colback is back in training after his eye injury though Jesus Gamez (collarbone) and Rolando Aarons (Toe) are not expected to be back until 2017.

Betting Tips and Prediction

I think the best way to play this game is to find a way to side with Newcastle who should be too strong for Burton. I would recommend splitting the correct scores of 1-0 and 2-0 which would have covered six of the eight away victories the Magpies have covered this season. It also covers the scores that Burton lost at home to Brighton and Huddersfield by.

Newcastle 1-0 correct score

Newcastle 2-0 correct score

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

Burton Albion have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 2 games against Newcastle United

Newcastle United are undefeated in all of their last 2 games against Burton Albion

AVG Goals

1

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

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

13-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

17-03-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

30-03-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

02-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

10-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

14-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

21-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Newcastle United Form Guide

Newcastle United Team Logo

Newcastle United

Won

5

Draw

0

Lost

5
L A

03-03-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-03-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

31-03-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

07-04-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

15-04-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

23-04-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-04-2018

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

05-05-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

09-05-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

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

Newcastle United 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

Burton Albion vs Newcastle United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jon McLaughlin 188 83
4 CD John Mousinho 185 79
14 CD Damian McCrory 188 81
5 CD Kyle McFadzean 185 84
11 RM Lloyd Dyer 173 64
16 CM Matthew Palmer 179 79
3 LM John Brayford 173 71
36 CM Jackson Irvine 180 77
15 CM Tom Naylor 181 72
10 CF Lucas Akins 180 73
8 CF Chris O'Grady 191 78
No. Pos Player M kg
26 GK Karl Darlow 185 79
3 RB Paul Dummett 184 65
2 CD Ciaran Clark 188 76
22 CD DeAndre Yedlin 175 73
6 LB Jamaal Lascelles 188 83
15 AM Mohamed Diame 185 72
11 RM Matt Ritchie 173 70
14 CM Isaac Hayden 187 79
30 CM Christian Atsu 172 68
12 LM Jonjo Shelvey 183 70
9 CF Dwight Gayle 177 73