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Accrington Stanley will arrive at Pirelli Stadium on Saturday for the League One game with home team Burton Albion.
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Burton Albion will be hoping for a better result after a 1-3 EFL Cup loss in their previous game against Aston Villa.
In that game, Burton Albion had 30% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Burton Albion was Colin Daniel (2'). Aston Villa got 17 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Ollie Watkins (39'), Jack Grealish (88') and Keinan Davis (90') scored for Aston Villa.
It’s not been often in recent games where Burton Albion haven’t conceded. The reality is that The Brewers have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 14 goals along the way. We will see if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Taking a look at their past results, Burton Albion:
- haven't won against Accrington Stanley in their previous 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 9 home league matches. They have been so resilient here.
- haven’t won at home in the past 5 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
Accrington Stanley go into this meeting following on from a 2-0 League One win with the downing of Peterborough United in their previous outing.
For Accrington Stanley, the goalscorers were Dion Charles (45') and Tariq Uwakwe (85').
Throughout their 6 most recent matches, John Coleman's Accrington Stanley have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 11 times therefore yielding them the goals scored per game average of 1.83.
Their prior results show that Accrington Stanley:
- have left without a victory over Burton Albion in away games against them for the last 5 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 14/03/2015 shows that Burton Albion have won 2 of these & Accrington Stanley 1, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
A total of 18 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 11 of them for The Brewers and 7 created by Stanley. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
Team News: Burton Albion
Burton Albion boss Jake Buxton will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game with a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
In our view, The Brewers could opt for a 4-3-3 system, handing starts to Simon Sluga, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Matty Pearson, Sonny Bradley, Martin Cranie, Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu, Glen Rea, Luke Berry, Elliot Lee, James Collins and Harry Cornick.
Team News: Accrington Stanley
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman has zero fitness worries to report before this match.
We reckon that Stanley could decide to play in a 4-2-3-1 system by sending out David Marshall, Andre Wisdom, Matt Clarke, Mike Te Wierik, Craig Forsyth, Wayne Rooney, Max Bird, Jason Knight, Louie Sibley, Kamil Jozwiak and Jack David Marriott.
We’re thinking that Accrington Stanley would be disappointed if they were not to break down this Burton Albion lineup, although it probably shouldn’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re going for a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Burton Albion at the end of the 90 minutes. We’ll have to see what happens.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Pirelli Stadium (6,912)
Captain: John Brayford
Chairman: Ben Robinson
Manager: Jake Buxton
Competitions: League One position 17, League Cup (Second Round), EFL Trophy (Group H - South)