Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s football game at the American Express Stadium pits together Brighton and Burton Albion, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the second half of the season. The Seagulls aim to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League, while the Brewers are desperate to avoid relegation to the League One. Brighton came from two goals behind to play out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Brentford at the weekend and it has to be noted that Israel international Tomer Hemed scored the equalizing goal in the dying seconds of the match. The Seagulls aim to start a new winning run in the Championship and seeing that they are on a five-game winning run at home, we predict that Chris Hughton’s troops will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s clash against Burton Albion, who sit in the danger zone in the Championship standings. The Brewers have been struggling on the road this season and they are unlikely to claim a major scalp on Matchday 31.
Highlighted Player (Sam Baldock):
Sam Baldock is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Brighton. Baldock was born in Buckingham, England on 15 March 1989 and he began his senior career at Milton Keynes Dons. After spending six years at Stadium mk, Baldock signed a four-year contract with West Ham United on 26 August, 2011. However, after failing to impress in the 2011/2012 campaign, he was sold to Bristol City at the end of the season. Sam Baldock scored 34 goals in 83 appearances for the club and in 2014 he joined his current club Brighton. The English attacker signed for the Seagulls for an undisclosed fee, which was believed to be in the region of £2m. Sam Baldock has a contract with Brighton, which expiries on 30 June, 2018. It has to be noted that he represented England at the 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup in Egypt. His main position is centre forward, but he is capable of playing at both left and right back as well.
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.