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Burton Albion vs Chippenham Town Match Preview

24 Nov 2022 07:12    

The match

It is lights on at the Pirelli Stadium, with Burton playing host to Chippenham for the FA Cup. The Burton side needed penalties to overcome Tranmere’s obstacle for the League Trophy in midweek, in what their fourth unbeaten game on the spin. Burton’s games have shown a tendency to be front foot of late, with five of their last six featuring goals at both ends. They have also been stellar on home turf, where they are unbeaten in their last seven, with their draw against League One leaders Plymouth last weekend being a case in point of their home strength. Moreover, it will be the two sides’ first ever competitive meeting.

With regards to Chippenham, they should rejoice a matchup against a side three divisions above them in the English pyramid system. Currently in the National League South, the visitors are coming into this one in poor form, having won just two of their last six games. Their biggest issue seems to be on the defensive end at the moment, having managed to keep just two clean sheets in their last fourteen games. Concerning their away record, Chippenham have not been at their best, winning just two of their fourteen away games and conceding ten goals in their last five.

Key Statistics

Four of Burton’s last six games have featured Over 2.5 goals

Burton have scored at least twice in three of their last four home games

Three of Chippenham’s last four games have seen Over 2.5 goals scored

Chippenham have kept just two clean sheets in their last fourteen games

The bet of our experts

Burton have the apparent advantage in this one, yet their odds are too short for backing here. Instead, the Over 2.5 goals offers greater value, with both teams not being at their best defensively in recent games.

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