Burton Albion vs Cambridge UnitedEnglish League One, KO: 20:00 Oct 9, 2023, Pirelli Stadium
Burton Albion host Cambridge United in a Monday night League One fixture with both teams looking to spark up a resurgence. Burton have shown signs of improvement lately and should have the upper hand over Cambridge, who appear to be getting worse as the season progresses.
It has been a difficult campaign so far for Burton Albion, who have struggled to find their best form. They have claimed just two wins in 11 matches this season and are currently hovering around the bottom end of the table, two points above the relegation zone.
The good news is that one of Burton Albion’s wins came last time out as they picked up a 2-1 home victory over Wigan Athletic. They fought back from a goal down with a second half brace from Joe Powell earning them the win.
That result indicates an overall improvement from Burton Albion, who are now unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions, claiming three wins in that run. The next step for manager Noureddine Maamria will be to tighten up at the back having kept just one clean sheet in their last seven League One matches.
While Burton Albion are showing signs of improvement, things appear to be getting worse for Cambridge United. They are winless in their last five matches across all competitions and are now just four points above their hosts in the Championship standings.
Cambridge United head into Monday’s clash off the back of a 4-0 home defeat to Barnsley last time out in the Championship. Mark Bonner’s men saw a lot of the ball and created a few goalscoring opportunities but lacked the cutting edge in attack.
While Cambridge United have been generally poor lately, their away record appears to be getting worse as the season progresses. They are winless in their last four away matches across all competitions, suffering three defeats and finding the net just once in that run.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Cambridge United have a 7-6 edge with four draws from 17 previous matches against Burton Albion. However, Albion picked up a 1-0 victory in the last meeting back in May.
Players to watch
Joe Powell has been pivotal to Burton Albion’s resurgence, scoring three goals in his last three League One matches. The attacker will be the one to watch on Monday and is priced at odds of 4/1 by William Hill to find the net.
Fejiri Okenabirhie was one of the attacking culprits in the defeat to Barnsley and will be keen to set things right on Monday. The striker has four goals in the last seven League One matches for Cambridge United and is priced at 14/5 by William Hill to get on the score sheet on Monday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Burton Albion and Cambridge United have been unconvincing at the back this season and both teams could be backed to score at 17/20 by Unibet. Albion saw over 2.5 goals in their previous fixture and a repeat is priced at 23/20 with Unibet, who is also offering odds of 3/1 for over 3.5 goals.
Albion have scored first in their last three home matches and could be tipped to grab the opening goal on Monday at 20/21 with BoyleSports.
This English League One match between Burton Albion and Cambridge United will be played on Oct 9, 2023 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Burton Albion vs Cambridge United prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.