19:45 GMT 30 October 2018
Carabao Cup action returns this week and the fourth round begins on Tuesday with two fixtures. One of those two games sees Nottingham Forest make the trip across the East Midlands to face Burton Albion.
With Burton spending the last two seasons in the Championship alongside Nottingham Forest, all four of the previous meetings between the sides have come in the last two years. Forest won two of the four meetings with Burton winning once, that one win came at the Pirelli Stadium where Tuesday’s fixture is being held. The most recent of the games came at that venue in February where the game finished 0-0.
A small squad is something that damaged Burton’s survival hopes last season and that hasn't changed. Even without any notable absentees, Nigel Clough doesn’t have a plethora of players to pick from.
Latest matches: Burton Albion
|27.10.2018||Leag||Burton Albion||Peterborough United||1:2||L|
|23.10.2018||Leag||Portsmouth FC||Burton Albion||2:2||D|
|20.10.2018||Leag||Plymouth Argyle||Burton Albion||2:3||W|
|13.10.2018||Leag||Burton Albion||Bristol Rovers||1:0||W|
|09.10.2018||Foot||Port Vale FC||Burton Albion||1:0||L|
Forest’s good form in the league has been helped by their lack of injured players. Daryl Murphy is the only unavailable man for the cup clash with the rest of the squad fit.
Latest matches: Nottingham Forest
|27.10.2018||Cham||Leeds United||Nottingham Forest||1:1||D|
|24.10.2018||Cham||Bolton Wanderers||Nottingham Forest||0:3||W|
|20.10.2018||Cham||Nottingham Forest||Norwich City||1:2||L|
|06.10.2018||Cham||Middlesbrough FC||Nottingham Forest||0:2||W|
|03.10.2018||Cham||Nottingham Forest||Millwall FC||2:2||D|
This has all the makings to be a great cup tie despite the league difference between the two sides. Burton have claimed some big scalps in the Carabao Cup so far this season but so have Nottingham Forest. The visitors have to be seen as favourites to come out on top but I wouldn’t put it past Burton getting on the scoresheet and maybe taking the tie to extra-time.
30 October 2018 - 19:45 GMT
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