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27 October 2017

Look ahead to Saturday's game as Town travel to the Pirelli

Current standings:

Saturday’s hosts remain in the relegation zone with two wins to their name this season. Town are 11th but still have a game in hand to come against Derby in November.

League form:

Burton – D L L D L. Points from last five: 2/15.

The Brewers had collected 13 points after 11 games last season as opposed to the 10 they currently have after 13 games this time around. Burton’s goal difference of minus 19 is the worst by a second-tier side after 13 games since 2003/04, when Wimbledon – who were relegated that season – had a minus 21 goal difference. Nigel Clough will be hoping for a turn in form after watching his side concede 10, and score none, in their last five league games. 

QPR (A) D 0-0

Aston Villa (H) L 4-0

Wolves (H) L 4-0

Bristol City (A) D 0-0

Nottingham Forest (A) L 2-0

Town – L W L L L. Points from last five: 3/15.

Three defeats in a row means Town have fallen to 11th in the Championship table. Blues will be hoping for a repeat of last season, with Mick McCarthy’s men doing the double over Saturday’s opponents in the 2016/17 campaign.

Leeds (A) L 3-2

Sunderland (H) W 5-2

Bristol City (H) L 3-1

Sheffield United (A) L 1-0

Norwich (H) L 1-0

Previous meetings at Pirelli Stadium:

14.04.17 Burton 1-2 Town

Last time we met: Burton 1-2 Town 14.04.17

Blues took the spoils at Pirelli Stadium last time out. Former Town player Luke Varney turned into his own net from a corner to break the deadlock, before Freddie Sears doubled Ipswich’s lead in the 79th minute. Lukas Akins pulled one back for the hosts from the penalty spot with four minutes remaining to set up a frantic finish. Varney was again involved as the forward was brought down by Myles Kenlock in the penalty area, allowing Akins to step up and convert from 12 yards. Lasse Vigen Christensen looped a shot onto the crossbar in the dying stages, but Mick McCarthy’s side held on for all three points.

One to watch: Lloyd Dyer.

The tricky winger has netted twice in  all competitions for the Brewers this season, including a late strike against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup.

Could be the difference: Freddie Sears.

Freddie scored in both fixtures against Burton last season, and will be hoping to get off the mark for this season at the Pirelli.

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