Three points from three games is not the form of title contenders, and Chesterfield face seeing their five-point lead at the top of League Two cut once again should they fail to beat Burton Albion.
Burton Albion find themselves at the bottom of League Two but are in the unfortunate position of playing at least six games less than anyone else, and their home form suggests they can cause Chesterfield problems.
Burton Albion are unbeaten in their last four home games, including a 2-1 victory over Friday’s opponents and Championship side Middlesbrough in that sequence, and Paul Peschisolido’s side are 15/8 to beat Chesterfield once again.
As league leaders Chesterfield enter the game as favourites but their current form is the reason they are as long as 11/8 to win.
Burton have already beaten Chesterfield twice this season and they can move out of the relegation zone with a win on Friday night.
2-1 and 3-1 have been the score lines between these two sides this season, and Burton are 9/1 and 25/1 respectively to win by either of those score lines.
Punters should definitely look at the 10/11 for the game to produce over 2.5 goals, and having taken the lead in both of their games this season, Burton look a solid bet at 4/1 to be leading at half-time and leading at full-time.
Two of Burton’s goalscorers against Chesterfield this season have since left the club, but in Aaron Webster and new boy Calvin Zola, they have two able deputies.
Zola is the 4/1 favourite to get the first goal while Webster is a huge 8/1.
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