Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Despite being regarded as one of the main favourites to secure automatic promotion to the Championship, Portsmouth sit in the danger zone in the League One standings ahead of Matchday 9. The Pompey need to find their best form as soon as possible if they are to rejoin the race for promotion to the English second tier and we are positive that they are going to fight tooth and nail against Burton Albion on Tuesday evening.
The Brewers have been impressive at the back of late, with the team keeping a clean sheet in each of their previous three league fixtures and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in the midweek fixture. Burton Albion have been in a much better form than Portsmouth at the start of the season, but seeing that the hosts want this win more than the visitors, we predict that Nigel Clough’s troops are going to return home empty-handed.
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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.