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Burton Albion v Leeds United predictions, betting tips and match preview - Whites to take vital three points in play-off push

Dean Smith 18 Apr 2017
  • Burton Albion welcome Leeds United to the Pirelli Stadium this Saturday afternoon
  • This match could have huge implications at both ends of the Championship table
Damien McCrory of Burton Albion

Burton Albion v Leeds United Sky Bet Championship predictions, betting tips and match preview here. We're backing the Whites to come through a tough away fixture with a vital three points here.





Burton Albion v Leeds United match stats


  • Burton have won just one of their last five matches at the Pirelli Stadium
  • Leeds United have lost three of their last five Championship fixtures
  • The Whites ran out 2-0 winners in the reverse fixture at Elland Road

Burton Albion v Leeds United betting preview


Burton Albion have always been facing an uphill struggle in the Championship this term. You have to say that the Brewers in their first ever campaign in the second tier are the smallest club in the division in terms of history, fanbase and possibly budget, so the aim this season will no doubt have been to simply avoid relegation back to League One at the first time of asking.

As things stand, Nigel Clough's men are on course to do just that. With three games remaining, his side sit three places and four points clear of the bottom three, but they'll be desperate to pick up three points in this game at odds of 9/4 with William Hill, which could secure their safety depending on results elsewhere in the Championship.

Leeds United have been fighting for promotion this season as they seek to put an end to their long absence from the Premier League. In Garry Monk they possess a progressive and talented manager and things seem to be more stable off the field and perhaps that has led to the more consistent performances we have seen on the field at Elland Road this term.

That was until recently, anyway. The Whites have been even dreaming of automatic promotion for much of the campaign, but having won only two of their last eight Championship matches, they've now dropped out of the play-off positions and with only three games remaining, they need to make sure they take maximum points from this game at 6/4 with Stan James.

With both teams needing the points from this game, we're expecting a rather tight, nervy affair. Under 2.5 goals has been a decent for most recent games involving either one of these sides and it's come in nine times in Burton's last eleven Championship games and seven times in Leeds' last eight games. As a result, 7/10 with bet365 looks like decent value for the same again here.

This time however, we're backing Leeds to pick up the vital win they need at the Pirelli Stadium. On paper, the Whites are a much stronger side and following some poor results of late, Monk will no doubt have them fired up for this one. A low-scoring game is anticipated, so the correct score bet of 1-0 to Leeds, available at 15/2 with BetVictor, looks reasonable to us.

Recommended bets:
Under 2.5 goals @ 7/10 with bet365
Leeds to win 1-0 @ 15/2 with BetVictor


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