Our football match prediction:
Despite taking the lead in the second half of Friday’s football game against Rotherham United, Birmingham City eventually played out a 1-1 draw with the rock-bottom team. The Blues failed to put an end to their eight-game winless run in the Championship, but Monday’s football game against Burton Albion could be the turning point for the hosts. Birmingham City are only four points clear of bottom three and they are desperate to grab something from the relegation six-pointer against the Brewers. Burton Albion desperately needed a win against Ipswich Town at the weekend, but they failed to get one. The Brewers suffered a 2-1 loss to Mick McCarthy’s troops at home and, as a result, their Championship status is in great danger. Burton aim to return to winning ways in the English second tier, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from Monday’s clash against fellow relegation-threatened team.
Highligted Player (Diego Fabbrini):
Diego Fabbrini made his Empoli debut in August, 2009. After spending two years at Stadio Carlo Castellani, the midfielder returned to Udinese for the 2011/2012 Serie A campaign and amassed a total of 21 league appearances for the Zebrette. On 19 July 2013, Fabbrini signed a permanent deal with Watford, but he was quickly sent on loan to Siena. After ending his loan spells with Millwall, Birmingham City and Middlesbrough, he joined Birmingham City on 27 January, 2016 for a fee of £1.5 million. The Italian midfielder made his Birmingham City debut three days later as he came on as a substitute in a goalless draw with Bristol City. Fabbrini made 14 appearances for the Blues in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign, but he failed to find the net for the St Andrew’s outfit. Speaking of his international career, Diego made his debut for Italy U21 on 3 September 2010 in a match against Bosnia. He earned his first cap for the Italy national team on 15 August 2012, in a 2-1 defeat to England.
Highlighted Team (Burton Albion):
Burton Albion are one of the four clubs that secure promotion to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign. The Brewers welcome their rivals at Pirelli Stadium, the venue that was opened in 2005. The capacity of the stadium is 6,912, while the seating capacity of the venue is 2,034. Burton Albion won the FA Trophy in 1987, with the team winning Football League Two in 2015. During the club’s non-League period, the Brewers’ local rivals were Nuneaton Borough, Tamworth, Stafford Rangers and Gresley Rovers, but while they were playing in the Football League the club’s rivals were Crewe, Port Vale, Notts County and Chesterfield. Derby County are considered Burton Albion’s rivals as well, but the rivalry with the Rams is rather friendly. The colour of Burton Albion’s home kit is black and yellow, while they wear white and grey jerseys on the travels.