Burton Albion host Port Vale in their FA Cup first round replay at the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday night (19:45). We preview this fixture by picking out some of the best markets available to our punters.
Burton Albion are 13/10 to win this game inside 90 minutes. You can back a draw at 23/10, while Port Vale are 15/8 to emerge victorious.
Both teams to score in this encounter is 8/11 while NO is EVS – which offers good value after the goalless stalemate in the reverse fixture.
Over 2.5 goals is valued at 10/11.
Burton will have to deal without key personnel John Brayford, Sam Hughes and Kwadwo Baah on Tuesday night.
Port Vale have a few injuries themselves with Conor Grant, Dan Jones, Mitch Clark, Alex Iacovitti, Kofi Balmer and James Wilson all unavailable. Oliver Arblaster will be unable to play following the suspension he picked up over the weekend.
Burton @ 13/10
Despite losing at Northampton Town at the weekend and the original fixture of this tie being a goalless draw, backing Burton to come through at home could be a sensible selection. The Brewers may have struggled against Port Vale two weeks ago but so did their opponents.
Earlier in the season, Burton came away as 3-2 away winners against Port Vale in League One, so they know exactly how to beat this side. Like the previous meeting, we are expecting this game to be another cagey affair, but one that the Brewers should just about manage to edge and progress to the next round.
Half-time result: draw @ 23/20
Having already touched on it, the meeting between the two sides a couple of weeks ago was a dull affair. There was no cutting edge on either side and what was worse for Burton was that they couldn’t beat a 10-men Port Vale outfit with over 70 minutes left to play.
This game will only be tougher for them if their opponents can keep their cool on the field. It feels as though it will take a while for these two teams to settle into the game and that is why we think that there is a good chance the scoreline will be goalless at the interval.