Burton Albion vs Gillingham Predictions

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Burton Albion to Win

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Burton Albion 2-1

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Tip Reasoning

  • Burton have only lost one of their last eight matches in League One.
  • The Brewers have taken seven points from their last three meetings with Gillingham.
  • A run of two wins in eight has put pay to Gillingham’s playoff hopes.

Hasselbaink’s heroics to continue

When Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink returned for a second spell in charge of Burton Albion on New Year’s Day, the club were rock bottom of the League One standings and six points adrift of safety.

However, the Dutchman has overseen a complete turnaround since his arrival, with the Brewers having won 13 of his 22 games in charge and they currently sit 12 points above the relegation zone.

Had the season started on New Year’s Day then the Brewers would be in the promotion mix and one defeat in eight games suggests their improved form is not slowing down.

By contrast, a run of just two wins in eight games has seemingly put pay to Gillingham’s playoff hopes.

Steve Evans’s side did claim an impressive 1-0 victory at promotion-chasing Peterborough in their last away fixture, but that is their only win from their last four games on the road.

The Gills also have a poor recent record against Burton, picking up just one point from their last three meetings, including a 1-0 loss when they clashed at the Priestfield Stadium earlier this season.

Burton certainly appear to be ending the season the stronger and we are predicting a home win on Saturday, with our overall score prediction being for a 2-1 success to the Brewers.

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