Notts County-Burton Albion Betting Preview: Visitors value to provide an upset

Chris Kiwomya's side are favourites to progress against lower league opposition on Tuesday night but our tipster is backing the away side to spring a surprise at Meadow Lane
League One strugglers Notts County will look to put their dismal start to the season behind them when they take on in-form Burton Albion in the Football League Trophy at Meadow Lane on Tuesday night.

Chris Kiwomya’s men have garnered just a solitary point from their opening five league fixtures although they may well take some heart from a brave Capital One Cup performance against Liverpool at Anfield, which saw the Magpies take the Reds to extra-time.

County are chalked up at even money (2.0) with Betway to shrug off their poor league form and take their place in the next round of the Football League Trophy.

Burton, though, could prove to be a banana skin for the Magpies given the form that the League Two side have shown thus far this term.

Gary Rowett’s men have picked up an impressive 11 points from their opening five league fixtures while the League Two side were beaten by Premier League opponents Fulham on penalties in the Capital One Cup so will travel to Meadow Lane on Tuesday full of belief.

The in-form visitors are chalked up at a chunky 13/5 (3.60) with Betway to provide an upset here while the same firm go 23/10 (3.30) that the tie ends level after 90 minutes.

No fewer than eight of Burton’s last 10 matches have featured two or more goals while Notts County have failed to keep a clean sheet so far during this campaign so backing goals could prove prudent for punters here.

Betway offer 4/5 (1.80) that more than two goals are scored here while the same firm offer a generous
19/10 (2.90) that Gary Rowett’s side hit the net at least twice on Tuesday night.

The Brewers have failed to score two or more goals in just two of their last 10 fixtures and should hit the net again against the out-of-sorts hosts.

Therefore, backing the chunky 19/10 (2.90) with Betway for Burton to score two or more goals on Tuesday is the recommended play here.

Burton Albion to score over 1.5 goals at (2.90) 1pt with Betway

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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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