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Lee Sinnott's men came close to springing a surprise when these sides met at Pirelli Stadium but Willie Duncan is backing Gary Rowett's men to avoid an upset on Thursday evening

Altrincham and Burton Albion played out a thrilling 3-3 draw 11 days ago and the two sides will meet again as they fight for a place in the Second Round of the FA Cup at Moss Lane on Thursday evening.

Conference side Altrincham were left kicking themselves as they passed up a glorious opportunity to shock their League Two opponents at Pirelli Stadium, having thrown away a two goal lead before a 3-2 advantage was lost deep in stoppage time as the Brewers forced a replay.

With home advantage this time, though, Lee Sinnott’s men will come into this clash confident and they can be backed at 5/2 (3.50) with Paddy Power to complete a famous victory over Burton.

Gary Rowett’s side will be keen to avoid a potential banana skin and they are available at 19/20 (1.95) with Paddy Power to see off the Conference club. The same firm go 13/5 (3.40) that the two sides cannot be separated inside 90 minutes.

Burton slipped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Cheltenham Town at the weekend but that was only their second defeat in 10 outings and, subsequently, Rowett’s men will go into this game with their confidence intact.

Altrincham’s away win over Worcester City at the weekend was their first win in five competitive matches and it seems likely that their best chance to eliminate the Brewers has now passed.

It is worth noting that, despite the original tie being a high-scoring affair, Burton have managed only a measly six goals in nine matches on the road in League Two this season and, therefore, it might be worth backing fewer than three goals to be scored here at Paddy Power’s juicy 5/4 (2.25) quote.

Those seeking bigger prices may be tempted by Paddy Power’s correct score market and, with Sinnott’s side sure to try to keep things tight, it may be worth siding with the League Two side to sneak through by the narrowest of margins.

Thus, the 17/2 (9.50) quote from Paddy Power for Burton Albion to win 1-0 should be snapped up as an outstanding value pick here.

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Burton Albion to win at 5/6 (1.95) with Paddy Power
Burton Albion to win 1-0 at 17/2 (9.50) with Paddy Power

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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