Burton Albion vs Leeds Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Burton Albion

Tip Reasoning

This is perhaps the most intriguing match this weekend in the Championship and it’s a really tough one to call. There is pressure on both sides but particularly Leeds after they dropped out of the top six over Easter. All things considered it’s likely to be a tense affair and it’s hard to see many goals.

Burton Albion dealt a huge boost to their survival prospects with their 2-0 win at fellow strugglers Birmingham last weekend. They now have a 4 point cushion on the drop-zone and could potentially secure their safety on Saturday. It’s still unlikely we’ll see anything too adventurous from them though. They’ll respect a Leeds side that is far higher than them in the division and a point gained would surely be a good one for Burton and it would edge them closer to safety with two games to come in which they’ll feel results are also very possible.

Their recent games have tended to be low-scoring affairs. 9 of their last 11 matches have produced under 2.5 goals. The same is true of 60% of their league games this season and 62% of their matches at the Pirelli. They’ll think if they can stop Chris Wood, they can most likely stop Leeds, who’ve been struggling for goals too of late. Gary Monk’s men have failed to score in 4 of their last 7 matches and 7 of their last 8 matches have produced under 2.5 goals in total so there is strong reason to think this will be a low-scoring match.

Leeds fans would have been alarmed to see their side drop out of the play-off places, where they’ve been for almost the whole season. However it is still very much all in their own hands given Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday meet on the final day. With only 2 wins from their last 10 away games though, it’s hard to make a strong case for them winning this match and they could find Burton a tough side to break down as the Brewers have been battling well and have only conceded more than once in 1 of their last 12 matches.

Therefore the best move here, looks to be backing a low-scoring game and taking a punt on Under 2.5 Goals at 7/10 might be the way to go.

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