Our prediction for this Championship match:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Cardiff City, Burnley will look to return to winning ways when they face Stoke City in the Championship round 13. The Clarets have been impressive on home soil of late, and they are surely capable of taking advantage of Stoke’s shaky defence. Both Ashley Westwood and Darko Churlinov are sidelined with injuries, while Kevin Long and Scott Twine are major doubts.
The Potters, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team beating Hull City on the road, sharing the spoils with QPR, while suffering a heavy 4-0 loss to Watford. Since Burnley are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we do not believe that Alex Neil’s men are going to grab something from the midweek match. All Jacob Brown, Gavin Kilkenny, Sam Clucas, and Harry Souttar are out of contention with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Bailey Peacock-Farrell):
Despite being born in Darlington, England on October 29, 1996, Bailey Peacock-Farrell represents Northern Ireland at senior level. The Northern Ireland international started his youth career at Middlesbrough, but in 2013 he joined Leeds United. The talented goalkeeper continued playing for Leeds United senior team and, no doubt, there is a bright future ahead of him.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell made his first-team debut for the Whites on April 5, 2016 in a home game against Queens Park Rangers. The two played out a 1-1 draw at Elland Road and it has to be noted that the goalkeeper conceded a penalty kick in the 87th minute of the match. The 192-cm tall shot-stopper has a contract with Leeds United which should expire on June, 2020.
As previously mentioned, the Leeds United goalkeeper represents Northern Ireland on the international stage, qualifying for the national team thanks to his grandfather Jim Farreell, who was born in Enniskillen.
Highlighted Team (Stoke City):
Stoke City FC (named Stoke FC until 1925) is an English football club from the city Stoke-on-Trent (located in the north of England). De club was founded in the year 1863 and next to Notts County FC the club from Stoke is the oldest professional football club worldwide. Different signs of Stoke City show that the club is founded in 1868. Currently Stoke City is playing in the Premier League. The home games of Stoke City are hosted in the Britannia Stadium which holds a capacity for 29 000 spectators.
The most known nickname of Stoke City FC is the Potters. The main club colors of the club are red and white. The away it is colored in blue. The only 3 prizes Stoke City managed to win so far are the League Cup in 1972 and the Football League Trophy twice (1992 and 2000). Famous players that played for Stoke City FC are: Ameobi, Gudjohnsen and Peter Crouch.