Burton v Sheffield Wednesday - Tuesday 19:45
Fernando Forestieri has apologised for refusing to board the Sheffield Wenesday team bus to Norwich but, whatever the outcome regarding his future, his actions can only serve to disrupt a promising start to the season and they should be opposed on a hiding to nothing at the Pirelli Stadium. Back Burton to make home advantage count at 11/4.
The Brewers have dominated both of their first two matches but haven't had the breaks, Tammy Abraham 95th-minute winner for Bristol City providing a fine example of how cruel life can be for new arrivals at Championship level. But as back-to-back promotions would testify, Albion are nothing if not spirited and another bold performance should be expected.
Wednesday have come a long way under Carlos Carvalhal but their away record against the lesser teams in the division leaves a lot to be desired. Last season, the Owls were well beaten as favourites on the road by Charlton, MK Dons, Bristol City and Wolves.
They were behind at the interval in all four matches, conceding eight first-half goals without reply, so a bet on the Burton/Burton half-time/full-time option at 11/2 is also recommended. An early breakthrough would be just what the doctor ordered and you can be sure Nigel Clough’s men would be fighting tooth and nail to protect it.