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Burton Albion vs Accrington Stanley Prediction

Burton Albion

September 04

19:30

Accrington Stanley

Burton Albion

Accrington Stanley

Friday presents the first competitive action since mid-March for two League One sides, as Burton Albion and Accrington Stanley clash in the first round of this year's EFL Cup.

Burton achieved a respectable fourth-round finish last season, before losing 3-1 at home to Premier League side Leicester City. By contrast, Accrington Stanley lost 3-1 against league rivals Sunderland in round one and will be targeting a deeper cup run this time around.

They travel to face a side who were eight points and five places better than them before the coronavirus shutdown. So, which side will progress? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Burton Albion vs Accrington Stanley Betting Tips

It's always difficult to restore your competitive edge after an extended lay-off, but unprecedented circumstances have hurt both teams involved in Friday's clash. The 2019-20 season across England's football leagues was ended earlier this summer, besides playoff football and the top two divisions.

So, neither side here has featured in a meaningful match since play was suspended worldwide in March. They've both recently competed in friendly fixtures, Burton the more active (3 games), which could be an advantage with more match sharpness compared with their visitors.

Experienced versatile defender John Brayford scored in their most recent encounter, a 1-1 draw away at Walsall last weekend. As for Accrington Stanley, they had a Ryan Cassidy penalty to thank as they edged past mid-table League Two side Salford on Saturday themselves.

Cassidy, 19, signed a two-year contract extension at relegated Premier League side Watford before joining Accrington on a season-long loan deal. Last month, he described his excitement to play men's football and said this is a challenge he's looking forward to.

Naturally, he'll be hoping he impressed new head coach John Coleman enough to start their upcoming cup clash.

Burton Albion vs Accrington Stanley Correct Score Predictions

As mentioned, it's difficult to predict how these two sides will fare on their long-awaited return to action – the League One season begins next weekend, after all. So, I'm going safe by predicting BTTS in a match that's historically quite even between the sides. 15 previous meetings, Burton narrowly lead the H2H (6 wins, 4 draws, 5 losses).

Last matches

Burton Albion

15-09-2020

1 - 3 Aston Villa

L
12-09-2020

2 - 1 Fleetwood Town

L
29-08-2020

1 - 1 Walsall

D
25-08-2020

2 - 3 Coventry City

L
22-08-2020

0 - 1 Stoke City

L
10-03-2020

2 - 2 Bolton Wanderers

D
07-03-2020

3 - 2 Lincoln City

L
29-02-2020

1 - 1 Peterborough United

D
22-02-2020

2 - 3

L
15-02-2020

4 - 1 Ipswich Town

L

Accrington Stanley

L

- Tranmere Rovers

07-03-2020
D

- Bolton Wanderers

29-02-2020
L

- Oxford United

25-02-2020
L

- Rotherham United

22-02-2020
W

- Lincoln City

15-02-2020
W

- Shrewsbury Town

11-02-2020
W

-

01-02-2020
L

- Peterborough United

28-01-2020
D

- Burton Albion

25-01-2020
L

- Salford City

21-01-2020
Burton Albion vs Accrington Stanley Head-to-Head (H2H)
25-01-2020

Burton Albion

1
1

Accrington Stanley

29-12-2019

Accrington Stanley

2
0

Burton Albion

23-03-2019

Burton Albion

5
2

Accrington Stanley

08-09-2018

Accrington Stanley

1
1

Burton Albion

14-03-2015

Burton Albion

3
0

Accrington Stanley

24-02-2015

Accrington Stanley

1
0

Burton Albion

01-03-2014

Burton Albion

2
1

Accrington Stanley

31-08-2013

Accrington Stanley

0
1

Burton Albion

01-04-2013

Accrington Stanley

3
3

Burton Albion

09-12-2012

Burton Albion

1
0

Accrington Stanley

Burton Albion
vs
Accrington Stanley
Predicted Lineup
Burton Albion vs Accrington Stanley Predicted Lineup

Garratt

Hutchinson

Brayford

Buxton

O'Toole

Edwards

Wallace

Quinn

Akins

Hemmings

Powell

Savin

Maguire

Johnson

Hughes

Rodgers

Barclay

Conneely

Pritchard

Cassidy

Allan

Charles

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

1-3 vs Aston Villa (H)

L

1-2 vs Fleetwood Town (A)

L

1-1 vs Walsall (A)

D

2-3 vs Coventry City (H)

L

1-0 vs Stoke City (A)

W

2-2 vs Bolton Wanderers (H)

D

2-3 vs Lincoln City (A)

L

1-1 vs Peterborough United (H)

D

3-2 vs (A)

W

1-4 vs Ipswich Town (A)

L
L

1-2 vs Tranmere Rovers (H)

D

0-0 vs Bolton Wanderers (A)

L

0-3 vs Oxford United (A)

L

1-2 vs Rotherham United (H)

W

4-3 vs Lincoln City (H)

W

2-0 vs Shrewsbury Town (A)

W

2-1 vs (H)

L

0-2 vs Peterborough United (H)

D

1-1 vs Burton Albion (A)

L

1-2 vs Salford City (A)

15

Goals Scored

12

7

Over 2.5 Goals

6

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-3 vs Aston Villa (H)

L

2-3 vs Coventry City (H)

L

2-2 vs Bolton Wanderers (H)

D

1-1 vs Peterborough United (H)

D
L

1-2 vs Tranmere Rovers (H)

L

1-2 vs Rotherham United (H)

W

4-3 vs Lincoln City (H)

W

2-1 vs (H)

L

0-2 vs Peterborough United (H)

6

Goals Scored

8

3

Over 2.5 Goals

4

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-2 vs Fleetwood Town (A)

L

1-1 vs Walsall (A)

D

1-0 vs Stoke City (A)

W

2-3 vs Lincoln City (A)

L

3-2 vs (A)

W

1-4 vs Ipswich Town (A)

L
D

0-0 vs Bolton Wanderers (A)

L

0-3 vs Oxford United (A)

W

2-0 vs Shrewsbury Town (A)

D

1-1 vs Burton Albion (A)

L

1-2 vs Salford City (A)

9

Goals Scored

4

4

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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