Burton Albion v Nottm Forest EFL Cup preview and tips
Burton Albion sit fifteenth in League One at the time of writing, with the Brewers having found life fairly tough since their relegation from the Championship last season.
It’s no surprise to find Burton back in the third tier considering they were punching above their weight in the second flight and money continues to be scarce for a club who have been enjoying the best phase of their history.
They will hope to make home advantage count at the Pirelli Stadium although Nottingham Forest will arrive feeling confident and there was plenty to like about their 3-0 win at Bolton on Wednesday night.
Lewis Grabban missed a penalty before scoring twice against the Trotters and Aitor Karanka is likely to select a strong team for this local match as Forest look to recreate the glory years by embarking on a cup run.
Player for player, the Tricky Trees should be superior irrespective of the team that is selected and Karanka will want his team to keep their confidence levels high and their ultimate aim is a place in the Premier League at the end of the campaign.
Joe Lolley appears to be in good form and Matty Cash is likely to come into the side along with Adlene Guedioura, while Forest have Michael Dawson operating at the back and it could be hard for Burton to create clear chances.
A strong away following will make themselves heard and a professional approach should see Forest get over the line, with Burton likely to pour forward in the hope of creating a shock.
Nottingham Forest to win @ 2.14 with bet365