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Burton Albion vs Aston Villa Prediction

Burton Albion

September 15

19:45

1 : 3
Aston Villa

Burton Albion

Aston Villa

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Although their Premier League return was put on hold for a week, Dean Smith's Aston Villa have a golden opportunity to kickstart the new campaign with an EFL Cup victory. They travel to face League One side Burton with revenge on the agenda after losing to them at this stage of the competition two years ago.

Can they achieve it, against a side who needed penalties to squeeze past Accrington Stanley in R1 and have lost two straight since? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Burton Albion vs Aston Villa Betting Tips

Scott Fraser and Liam Boyce combined as Burton managed to produce an early EFL Cup upset, emerging 1-0 winners against Aston Villa in August 2018. Fraser joined MK Dons on a free transfer last week, while Liam Boyce (Heart of Midlothian) departed for Scotland back in January.

From those who featured at the Pirelli Stadium that night, only midfielder Conor Hourihane is likely to feature for the Villains here. It speaks volumes for another summer packed with recruitment, having narrowly avoided relegation on the final day in July.

Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is closing in on a £20m move, while they've reportedly agreed a £19m fee with Lyon for winger Bertrand Traore. Matty Cash (£14.2m) and Ollie Watkins (£27.7m) have already arrived this month, with the latter scoring in their pre-season win over Manchester United this past Saturday.

It'll be interesting to see who Dean Smith selects here, with one eye on Sheffield United (September 21) perhaps in mind. Captain Jack Grealish, John McGinn and the aforementioned Hourihane were all on international duty last week but alongside Watkins, are all likely to start.

Burton Albion vs Aston Villa Correct Score Predictions

In six previous H2H meetings between the pair, Burton possess the most recent victory but failed to emerge victorious before that (one draw, four defeats).

Villa remember last season's Carabao Cup run fondly and approach this game knowing silverware is unlikely but possible, provided they don't slip-up in winnable fixtures against lesser opposition here.

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

Aston Villa

W

- Sheffield United

21-09-2020
W

- Burton Albion

15-09-2020
W

- Manchester United

12-09-2020
D

- West Ham United

26-07-2020
W

- Arsenal

21-07-2020
D

- Everton

16-07-2020
W

- Crystal Palace

12-07-2020
L

- Manchester United

09-07-2020
L

- Liverpool

05-07-2020
L

- Wolverhampton Wanderers

27-06-2020
Burton Albion vs Aston Villa Head-to-Head (H2H)
15-09-2020

Burton Albion

1
3

Aston Villa

28-08-2018

Burton Albion

1
0

Aston Villa

21-07-2018

Burton Albion

0
4

Aston Villa

03-02-2018

Aston Villa

3
2

Burton Albion

26-09-2017

Burton Albion

0
4

Aston Villa

08-04-2017

Burton Albion

1
1

Aston Villa

26-12-2016

Aston Villa

2
1

Burton Albion

14-07-2012

Burton Albion

1
2

Aston Villa

Burton Albion
vs
Aston Villa
Predicted Lineup
Burton Albion vs Aston Villa Predicted Lineup

Garratt

Hutchinson

Bostwick

Brayford

Eardley

Quinn

Edwards

Powell

Lawless

Hemmings

Akins

Nyland

Targett

Mings

Konsa

Guilbert

Luiz

Hourihane

McGinn

Grealish

Watkins

Trezeguet

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
W

1-0 vs Sheffield United (H)

W

3-1 vs Burton Albion (A)

W

1-0 vs Manchester United (H)

D

1-1 vs West Ham United (A)

W

1-0 vs Arsenal (H)

D

1-1 vs Everton (A)

W

2-0 vs Crystal Palace (H)

L

0-3 vs Manchester United (H)

L

0-2 vs Liverpool (A)

L

0-1 vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)

15

Goals Scored

10

7

Over 2.5 Goals

2

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
W

1-0 vs Sheffield United (H)

W

1-0 vs Manchester United (H)

W

1-0 vs Arsenal (H)

W

2-0 vs Crystal Palace (H)

L

0-3 vs Manchester United (H)

L

0-1 vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)

6

Goals Scored

5

3

Over 2.5 Goals

1

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
W

3-1 vs Burton Albion (A)

D

1-1 vs West Ham United (A)

D

1-1 vs Everton (A)

L

0-2 vs Liverpool (A)

9

Goals Scored

5

4

Over 2.5 Goals

1

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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