Burton Albion vs Sunderland predictions- This is a massive game for both clubs. Burton and Sunderland both find themselves in the bottom three and seeking to end unwanted runs here. Burton are bidding to end a 5 game losing streak at home while Sunderland are without a win in 15 competitive outings. Something has to give here and it’s a game that certainly has the potential to serve up goals at both ends.
The main reason for that is the two defences on show. These two sides have the joint worst defensive records in the division with 1.94 goals per game conceded. Worryingly for Burton most of those have come at home, where they’ve let in an alarming 2.33 goals per game. Both teams have scored in 67% of their home games though and despite that run of home defeats, the Brewers have at least scored in 6 of their last 8 league matches at the Pirelli.
A huge 78% of Sunderland Championship games this season have seen both teams score. That includes 9 of their last 10 matches with their 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa in midweek the latest in that run. Therefore, the stats for both sides here strongly suggest going for Both Teams to Score offers value in this one.
Burton Albion vs Sunderland predictions
Chris Coleman would have seen some promising signs as he took charge of the Black Cats for the first time at Villa Park though and a repeat level of performance here could yield a much better result against considerably weaker opposition.
The trip to the Second City came very soon after the Welshman’s appointment but he will be wiser to the task now having seen his team in action and would have benefited from a few more days on the training ground. Sunderland’s goal-scoring record isn’t that bad and they’ve netted a healthy 1.44 goals per game away this term in the Championship. That’s a return plenty of teams higher up the division would be happy with. Given Burton have conceded 17 goals in their last 5 home games alone, backing Sunderland to score over 1.5 goals looks to offer value here.
They have an in-form striker too in the shape of Lewis Grabban. The former Bournemouth man has hit 7 goals in his last 6 appearances and is now remarkably the joint 2nd top scorer in the Championship, despite his team being rock bottom. Given that, backing Grabban to score anytime looks to offer value here.