Our prediction for this League 1 match:
High-flying Portsmouth will be looking to extend their winning run to five games when they take on Burton at Fratton Park on Matchday 41. The Pompey are on the right track to book their place in the playoffs, and a win over Burton will see them cement their spot in top six. Even though John Marquis remains on the sidelines through suspension, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the in-form hosts.
The Brewers recorded a very important 2-1 win over Swindon on Monday, with the team moving away from the relegation zone. Burton will have a much bigger fish to fry in the Fratton Park clash, and, taking everything into account, they are likely to return home empty-handed. The good news for the visitors is that Antigua and Barbuda attacking midfielder Josh Parker returns from international duty.
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Burton Albion are one of the four clubs that secure promotion to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign. The Brewers welcome their rivals at Pirelli Stadium, the venue that was opened in 2005. The capacity of the stadium is 6,912, while the seating capacity of the venue is 2,034.
Burton Albion won the FA Trophy in 1987, with the team winning Football League Two in 2015. During the club’s non-League period, the Brewers’ local rivals were Nuneaton Borough, Tamworth, Stafford Rangers and Gresley Rovers, but while they were playing in the Football League the club’s rivals were Crewe, Port Vale, Notts County and Chesterfield.
Derby County are considered Burton Albion’s rivals as well, but the rivalry with the Rams is rather friendly. The colour of Burton Albion’s home kit is black and yellow, while they wear white and grey jerseys on the travels.