Monday Night Football this week comes from League One, where Burton Albion play host to Cambridge United. With the international break now underway, the lower leagues take centre stage, and we’ve perused the market to try and pick out a winner.

Burton Albion vs Cambridge Tips

  • Burton Albion to win @ 11/8
  • Correct score: Burton 1-0 Cambridge @ 13/2

Team news

Home side Burton Albion will be without suspended forward Beryly Lubala, after he was sent off in the dying embers of their win over Wigan Athletic. Cole Stockton, Jasper Moon and John Brayford, three key players, all remain out for the Brewers, with Brayford having undergone surgery on his issue in the last week. 

Meanwhile Cambridge left-back Brandon Haunstrup has been dealt another injury blow, picking up a hamstring problem in training. However, they have been boosted by the news that forward duo Sullay Kaikai and Saikou Janneh could return to face Burton on Monday night. 

Burton Albion to win @ 11/8

Dino Maamria’s Burton outfit are now unbeaten in their last five outings in all competitions. On paper, they sit 18th in the table having picked up just ten points from 11 matches, but recently, results and performances have started to pick up. They beat Wigan 2-1 in midweek in another confidence boosting win, having not won this season until the 19th September. 

Meanwhile Cambridge are in a slightly sticky spot. Mark Bonner is an excellent coach but they are now winless in five matches in all competitions, and were embarrassed 4-0 by Barnsley in midweek, in front of their own fans. The squad has been boosted by the imminent returns of Sullay Kaikai and Saikou Janneh, but things simply aren’t going their way at the minute. I’ll go with the form book on this one – home win. 

Correct score: Burton 1-0 Cambridge @ 13/2

Cambridge have managed just three goals over their last six matches, and are looking fairly lacklustre in front of goal. They haven’t found the net on either of their last two outings, with a 0-0 draw at Derby a good result in comparison to that 4-0 hammering by Barnsley. 

Burton haven’t been blowing teams away either, with a 1-1 draw with Fleetwood and a 0-0 draw with Reading in recent weeks. Given what we’ve seen so far, a narrow home win at 13/2 makes the most sense.

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