Bet on Burton Albion vs Bury – Bury can go second with victory

After ending the league leaders unbeaten home run last Saturday, Burton Albion will be high in spirits when they take on another automatic promotion hopeful in Bury on Friday night.

Chesterfield’s defeat to Burton was more than surprising, the league leaders were unbeaten at home while Burton had yet to win away, but Paul Peschisolido’s side upset the stats to take the three points.

Match Odds

The two sides have only met three times before in their history, twice in League Two last year and a FA Cup meeting that took place almost 31 years ago.

Bury are yet to lose to Burton winning that FA Cup tie and their home league tie last season while sharing the spoils with a goalless draw in the trip to the Pirelli stadium – Bury are 2/1 to beat Burton Albion.

But Burton have beaten the league leaders and drawn with second placed Port Vale in their last two league games and fifth placed Bury will know the trip to the Pirelli will be one of their toughest tests of the season.

Burton have lost just once at home in their eight league games and are 13/10 to upset another promotion contender.

Total Goals

Bury have scored five in their two home ties with Burton but couldn’t break the deadlock at the Pirelli last season and a repeat of the 0-0 is priced at 8/1.

But Bury have managed 10 of their 20 league goals this season on the road and while Burton’s home defence is the third best in the league, they may have trouble stopping Bury’s top scorer Ryan Lowe.

Lowe hasn’t scored in four games but is 11/2 to get the first goal and Ladbrokes are offering 49/50 that the goal line is over 2.5 goals.

Burton Albion are 7/1 to beat Bury 2-1 on Friday. See the full League Two football betting odds here.


Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the team.