Burton v Portsmouth: Beavon to help Brewers nick a tight game

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Thanks to the international break League Two gets it’s moment in the sun on TV and with the cameras visiting the Pirelli Stadium, early pace setters Burton are predicted to edge a tough game against Portsmouth.

The Brewers are narrow favourites with Ladbrokes at 13/10 to send Pompey home empty handed, while the draw is a 9/4 chance and the south-coast side are 21/10 shots for an away win.

Here’s how we see the three best bets for the contest:

Burton to win by a single goal margin @ 29/10

Gary Rowett’s Brewers look a side on the up after a flying start to the season where they’ve taken 13 of 15 points available.

Two league wins from two at the Pirelli suggest visiting Pompey will be in for a tough afternoon, although Andy Awford’s travellers have started brightly themselves, picking up four points in two road trips so far.

All six of Burton’s wins in the early throes of the season, which include a pair of notable Capital One Cup scalps, have arrived via a single goal margin.

More goals in the second half @ 11/10

Five out of Portsmouth’s last six games have witnessed more goals going in after the half-time oranges, which includes bagging three of their own against Yeovil before this match.

Meanwhile, four of Burton’s last six league goals have also come in the send period.

Stuart Beavon to score anytime @ 7/4

The former Preston striker made his short loan spell permanent at Burton this summer and it looks like the drop down from League One will suit both the club and the 30-year-old.

Beavon already has two goals to his name in 2014/15, notching both at home and he could prove the Brewers’ match winner as he did against both Wigan in the League Cup and latterly Exeter in the fourth tier.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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