Burton Albion vs Accrington Stanley Match Analysis & Prediction
13/12/2022 10:00 pm
Two improving League One strugglers meet on Tuesday, as Burton Albion and Accrington Stanley face off in an EFL Trophy third-round tie at the Pirelli Stadium.
The Brewers found a late equaliser against Derby County to extend their unbeaten run to seven at the weekend, while the visitors saw their chance to build on a run of three wins from four ended by a frozen pitch.
Although they have recently stopped the slump and avoided becoming cut further adrift inside the League One relegation zone, Burton again failed to take three points when they hosted Derby County on Saturday.
Victor Adeboyejo, who scored the opener for the Brewers in the previous game against MK Dons, was called upon to score an equaliser in the closing stages, with his 12th goal of the season salvaging a 1-1 draw with a serious promotion contender.
However, the Brewers are still languishing in 22nd place, both five points adrift of a spot of safety in the standings and their upcoming opponents Accrington.
Since appointing Dino Maamria to replace Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink earlier this season, an improvement in form has slowly taken place, and Burton have secured progression to both the FA Cup third round and the EFL Trophy’s last 16.
Now unbeaten in their last seven matches, Burton reached the knockout round of the latter competition by topping a group consisting of Bradford City, Sheffield Wednesday and Leicester City U21, before defeating Tranmere Rovers on penalties in the second round.
Saturday’s scheduled match at home against Portsmouth saw Accrington Stanley frustrated by the wintry weather, which resulted in an unplayable surface causing the game to be postponed.
Having failed to tackle one of the division’s top sides at the Wham Stadium, Accrington remain in 19th place. However, before making the trip south on Tuesday, they are unbeaten in four matches across all competitions.
That streak stands in sharp contrast to a run of just one point from seven matches during a miserable October, and John Coleman’s side appear to be on the rise again.
Progression to the FA Cup third round through victories over Crawley Town and Barnet has set up a tie with Boreham Wood in January, while defeating Cambridge United and taking a point against Oxford United has stailised a faltering league campaign.
After finishing second to Salford City in an EFL Trophy group from which Rochdale and Liverpool youngsters were eliminated, Accrington knocked out Grimsby Town in the first knockout round, with Tommy Leigh’s second-half penalty setting up this week’s tie with Burton.
Burton Albion vs. Accrington Stanley Head to head
These two teams have previously met on 28 occasions across all competitions, where Burton have claimed nine victories while Accrington have won 10, and they have drawn in nine. Accrington have scored 40 goals and conceded 39. In their last five meetings, Burton have won two while they have drawn three.
19/09/2020Burton Albion2Accrington Stanley1League One
02/04/2021Accrington Stanley0Burton Albion0League One
23/11/2021Burton Albion4Accrington Stanley0League One
15/04/2022Accrington Stanley0Burton Albion0League One
13/08/2022Accrington Stanley4Burton Albion4League One
Burton Albion Team News
Maamria may decide to make a number of changes to his starting lineup, but Victor Adeboyelo could continue up front, having played from the start in the previous round.
Defender Adrian Mariappa is fit and available following a recennt injury layoff, while Bobby Kamwa is expected to support Adeboyejo up front.
Burton Albion's Last 5 Matches
19/11/2022Burton Albion2Plymouth Argyle2League One
22/11/2022Burton Albion(P)1Tranmere Rovers1EFL Trophy
27/11/2022Burton Albion6Chippenham Town1FA Cup
03/12/2022Milton Keynes Dons1Burton Albion1League One
10/12/2022Burton Albion1Derby County1League One
Accrington Stanley Team News
Accrington are likely to name a relatively strong side, which will include Harvey Rodgers, who was nominated for League One’s November Player of the Month award.
Coleman brought Ryan Astley and Doug Tharme back into his defence last time out, and both are likely to be retained, with Ethan Hamilton also included in the side.
Accrington Stanley's Last 5 Matches
12/11/2022Accrington Stanley0Sheffield Wednesday1League One
19/11/2022Cambridge United0Accrington Stanley1League One
22/11/2022Grimsby Town0Accrington Stanley1EFL Trophy
26/11/2022Accrington Stanley1Barnet0FA Cup
03/12/2022Accrington Stanley1Oxford United1League One
Burton Albion vs. Accrington Stanley: Odds and Predictions
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