Burton (@1.8) vs Bristol Rovers (@4.33)
31-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Burton will win

Burton – Bristol Rovers Match Prediction | 31-08-2019 10:00

Fast forward a fortnight and the Pirates find themselves going into the new year off the back of three straight wins. Having overseen clear improvements, Graham Coughlan may be hoping that he gets the job on a permanent basis. Just a few short weeks ago, Bristol Rovers were in disarray; their manager was out the door, they couldnt find the net and were finding it almost impossible to collect points.

From a betting point of view, Over 2.5 Goals catches the eye. Burton have offered a threat on their travels, but theyve also given a lot away. Bristol Rovers are far from prolific, despite what recent form suggests, though theyve not been too bad at creating on their own patch, as their average of 1.54 expected goals for suggests, while they ought to be aided by a leaky visiting rear-guard.

Whats more, Nigel Cloughs men are currently surrendering an average of 1.72 expected goals. Luton made light work of scoring twice against the Brewers in their most recent away match, while Tuesdays visitors are still without a clean sheet on their travels this season. Such a figure tells us that teams havent exactly found it tough to create against Burton. The problem for the visitors is that they often give too much away on their travels.

Burton vs Bristol Rovers Odds

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Their last two performances havent been great at all, but the fact that theyve remained competitive and have been clinical has been impressive. However, to get the better of a useful Burton side, Rovers may need to create more in the final third. The fact that they ended the match having accumulated just 1.0 expected goals suggests that Coughlans men were fortunate to score three away against Walsall on Boxing Day, while given that they recorded just 0.33 expected goals for against Oxford on Saturday, they were once again a tad fortunate.

In contrast, Burton have been creating plenty of late. Whats more, they created a very pleasing 2.35 when scoring three goals against Wycombe on Boxing Day. They failed to find the winner against Plymouth on Saturday, but they still posted 1.43 expected goals for, which is more than Bristol Rovers have mustered in each of their last four (against teams with 11 players on the pitch).

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Bristol Rovers vs Burton Albion Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

The Brewers aim to move a little closer to the play-offs berth, therefore, we predict that they will go for a win in Saturdays football match. After playing out a goalless draw with Shrewsbury Town at Montgomery Waters Meadow, Burton Albion will be looking to start a new winning run in the League One when they take on Bristol Rovers at their Pirelli Stadium on Matchday 6.

He scored one goal for the club during his spell at Victoria Road and in June 2012 he signed a two-year contract with Burton Albion. The pacey winger scored five goals in 32 appearances for the club in the 2014/2015 campaign and he played no less than 39 games for the Brewers in the 2015/2016 League One campaign. After ending his loan spell with Grimsby Town, Damien McCrory joined Dagenham & Redbridge in February 2010 and he made 76 league appearances for the club.

This duo should make the difference in Burtons favour and the home win looks to be a decent call at 2.05 odds here. Given Bristols current spell of form, its hard to imagine a different scenario here. Burton do have a much more exciting attacking line-up featuring the likes of Liam Boyce and Marvin Sordell. Five of six H2H games between the two sides saw home sides winning.

However, to get the better of a useful Burton side, Rovers may need to create more in the final third. The fact that they ended the match having accumulated just 1.0 expected goals suggests that Coughlans men were fortunate to score three away against Walsall on Boxing Day, while given that they recorded just 0.33 expected goals for against Oxford on Saturday, they were once again a tad fortunate. Their last two performances havent been great at all, but the fact that theyve remained competitive and have been clinical has been impressive.