Burton Albion vs. Portsmouth Prediction, Tips & Odds – Sep. 13th 2022, 20:45 CET
The home side is looking for the first win of the season, and the away side wants to keep a good run running. Burton Albion will host Portsmouth at Pirelli Stadium in the 9th Round in League One.
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Burton Albion Team News
Terrible start to the new season for Burton Albion. After seven rounds, they are in the last place in League One with one point and six defeats. They are in the run of four consecutive losses, and the most worrying fact is that they conceded 20 goals this season – by far the most in the entire league. They concede almost three goals per game.
In every game, especially one, they conceded two or more goals this season. Before the start of the season, Burton has been one of the favorites for relegation because they are too weak. During the last week, they sacked the manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink who managed to guide them to safety in the previous two seasons.
His assistant Dino Maamria will take charge of the team until the end of the season. Dino is well known for one thing in the English football league. He is a master at keeping the club in the company. A couple of times during his managerial career, he would take charge of a team that was almost relegated and do a miracle and keeps them in the league. If he does that this time, that would be amazing.
After this game against Portsmouth, Burton has a couple of “easy” games against Exeter, Shrewsbury, and Forest Green, where they will have a chance to win some points.
Portsmouth Team News
Finally, Portsmouth started the season in a reasonable fashion. They had a fantastic summer with a couple of remarkable addition to the squad. A young Dane Scarlett and a little older Colby Bishop prove that they are fantastic signings for the attack. They already scored seven times and contributed to nine of all Portsmouth goals.
The attack is one of the reasons why Portsmouth missed a place in the playoffs in the previous two seasons. Danny Cowley has a great squad and the start of the season makes them strong contenders for the title. Portsmouth started a season with five wins and two draws in the first seven rounds. They are in the run of five straight wins in League One and 12 goals in those games. Portsmouth has the best attack in the league after seven games with 15 goals scored.
This is the sixth season that Portsmouth is in the third tier of English football and probably this time they have the best team and they are in the best position to get promoted to the Championship.
Since 2018 they meet each other seven times and all seven games ended with over 2.5 goals and BTTS. Portsmouth has three wins and Burton two.
Team News and Injuries
Burton Albion: Michael Mancienne is out.
Portsmouth: Connor Ogilvie could return to the squad.
Burton Albion vs. Portsmouth Prediction
Portsmouth is a huge favourite here to win all three points and to continue their best form at the start of the new season. After this game against Burton, Portsmouth has a series of very tough games and it will be great if they can add another win before that run of games. Burton struggles so much and on paper, they are one of the worst teams in League One.
Prediction: Portsmouth to win.