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7 March 2017

Match Previews


7 March 2017

THINGS are getting tight in the battle for survival but Burton are doing everything they can to avoid a return to League One.

The Brewers are unbeaten in four, drawing their last three games, but importantly they’ve made themselves a tough side to break down.

Frustratingly, the sides around them have started to pick up points and the gap between 22nd to 18th is just six points.

Burton’s midweek opponents, Sheffield Wednesday, have Premier League aspirations and thumped fellow play-off hopefuls Norwich City on Saturday.

Carlos Carvalhal’s men are six points clear of Fulham in seventh and have a game in hand, so won’t quite be ruling out the possibility of a late automatic promotion push.

The January loan signing of Jordan Rhodes is already looking a shrewd move after he netted twice against the Canaries.

But the main danger is Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri, who has three goals in four games, and continues to prove why he’s one of the most feared attackers in the Championship.

The Italian nearly left in the summer after refusing to play for the club but did a complete 180, and Carvalhal’s reaping the rewards.

Their home form is also impressive and have lost just once in their last nine games.

Nigel Clough won’t be fazed though and knows that if his side can keep up their recent excellent defensive performances, then they have a chance.

A solid display from Ben Turner, John Mousinho, John Brayford and Tom Flanagan against Bristol City earned them a valuable point and they’ll have to be at their very best on Tuesday night.

You can back our boys at 5/1 with club sponsor TempoBet.

The game could be a good chance for Cauley Woodrow to profit on the counter attack with the pace of Lloyd Dyer and Lasse Vigen Christensen.

The striker is 2/1 to score anytime.

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