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PREVIEW: Sky Blues Entertain Burton Albion On Friday Night

City return to the Ricoh following back to back away games...

8 March 2019

Fact File:

Founded: 1950
Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Capacity: 6,912
Pitch size: 110 x 72 yards
Club Nickname: Brewers
Year Ground Opened: 2005
Kit Colour: Sky Blue

Greatest Managers- Nigel Clough

Since 1998 Burton Albion have had seven managers in charge including the likes of Paul Peschisolido, Gary Rowett and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. However, the manager with the longest reign in charge of the Brewers is Nigel Clough.

Clough first took charge of Burton in 1998 where he would end up managing the side for eleven years and for 709 games, recording 310 wins for the Brewers. After a successful spell Clough ended up leaving when he was offered the job at Derby County, Clough would spend the next four years at the Rams before heading to Sheffield United in 2013.

After six years away from Burton, Clough would return to manage at the Pirelli in 2015, to which he currently remains in charge of the Brewers making it a total of 826 games in charge of Burton in his two spells with the club.

 

Mascot- Billy and Bettie Brewer

Burton Albion currently have two mascots under the name of Billy and Bettie Brewer. This is to follow the clubs nickname of the Brewers, known for Burton having a brewing heritage which dates back hundreds of years.

 

Last Six

Draw- Burton 1-1 Bradford

Draw- Burton 0-0 Oxford

Win- AFC Wimbledon 0-2 Burton

Draw- Shrewsbury 1-1 Burton

Draw- Barnsley 0-0 Burton

Lost- Burton 0-1 Fleetwood

 

Head-to-Head

Sky Blues (W) - 2

Draw - 0

Burton Albion (W) – 2

Opposition

Nigel Clough’s side currently sit 11th in League One, six points behind the Sky Blues going into this weekend’s fixture.

Having only won two games so far in 2019, the Brewers will be trying to kick start some form and push up the table going into the run in to the end of the season.

 

Last Time We Met

The last time the two clubs met was in a League One fixture in November at the Pirelli Stadium.

With the Sky Blues being promoted from League Two and Burton relegated from the Championship in the previous season, Burton went into the game as favourites, which was certainly shown with the home side coming out the blocks quick.

Despite Burton looking on top the sides went into the break goalless. After both teams going close in the second half the break through came from a set piece in the 66th minute when a Burton free kick deflected off Tom Bayliss and into the Sky Blues goal, to give the Brewers the lead.

After the goal it became tough for Coventry to get a foot hold in the game again and the home side managed the game to come out 1-0 victors.

 

Sky Bet Odds

The Sky Blues go into Friday’s fixture as favourites at 13/10 to take three points, with the Brewers at 19/10.

Goal scorer against Accrington, Bright Enobakhare is at 5/2 to score anytime with 6/1 to be first.

The boost’s for this game are a Coventry win and both teams to score boosted to 9/2 and Burton win and both teams to score boosted to 6/1.


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