Our football match prediction:
The 2016/2017 Championship campaign has been a mixed bag for Burton Albion so far. The newcomers are tough to beat at home, but their away record is anything but good. Nigel Clough’s men outplayed the likes of Cardiff City in previous two home games in the league and you should bear in mind that they are after their fourth clean sheet at Pirelli Stadium. Burton Albion are likely to rely on their defence in Saturday’s football match against Barnsley and we predict that fans will see a low-scoring affair this time out. The Tykes kicked off the new Championship campaign in great manner, but they recorded only one win in previous eight league matches and we would not be surprised if the visitors fail to find the net in Saturday’s clash at Pirelli Stadium. Taking everything into account, Burton Albion should record a hard-fought 1-0 win over Barnsley on Matchday 16.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Akins):
After making his first football steps in Huddersfield Town youth academy, Lucas Akins made his first-team debut against Northampton Town as he came as a substitute to replace Luke Beckett. However, he made no more than five appearances for Huddersfield Town as he was sent on loan to Nortwich Victoria. After spending two seasons at Hamilton Academical, the winger, who was born on 25 February 1989, joined Tranmere Rovers in July, 2010. Lucas Atkins scored 7 goals in 77 appearances for the club and in 2012 he signed a contract with Stevenage. The English footballer played 77 league games for the Boro and he scored 13 goals for the club. During the 2013/2014 campaign he was on Burton Albion’s radar and at the end of the season he joined the Pirelli Stadium outfit. Lucas Atkins enjoys playing football, but dancing is considered his passion as well. His main position is right wing, but he plays as both centre forward and left winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Barnsley):
Barnsley are an English club nicknamed the Tykes. The club was founded in 1887 and it has to be noted that they spend more seasons in the Championship than any other club in the history. The Tykes played in the Sheffield and District League from 1890, but in 1895 they were part of the Midland League. Barnsley play their home games at Oakwell, the stadium that was built in 1887. The capacity of the stadium is 23,009 and it was opened back in 1888, just one year after the club’s foundation. The Tykes made it to the FA Cup final in 1910, but Newcastle United proved to be a big catch for the Oakwell outfit in the title game. Nonetheless, Barnsley won the FA Cup trophy in 1912 and that is considered the club’s biggest success. Barnsley defeated West Bromwich Albion in the two-legged tie (0-0, 1-0) to clinch the prestigious trophy for the first and only time in their history.