The former Derby County and Sheffield United manager made the comments ahead of Burton’s match against Sunderland at the Pirelli Stadium in League One on Saturday afternoon.
Clough has also said that Sunderland will have to deal with the fact that they are the biggest club in League One.
“They are by far the biggest club in League One and that’s the hardest thing they’ll have to deal with - the most difficult thing this season,” Clough told The Chronicle.
“Everybody will look forward to them coming to their place because they’ll bring away fans, the atmosphere will be great.
“That’s one of the things they’ve got to handle, but I think they’ve done it pretty well so far.”
Sunderland are under huge pressure to get promoted from League One to the Championship at the end of the season.
The Black Cats have suffered back-to-back relegations, and manager Jack Ross has to get the team back up this season.
Sunderland made a number of good signings in the summer transfer window, and they have arguably the best squad in the division.
The Black Cats’ recent results and performances, though, have not been great, and they do need to put together a run of positive results.
Sunderland, though, should win against Burton in League One this afternoon.