Our football match prediction:
Following four consecutive draws in the Championship, Burton Albion recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest in their last league fixture. The Brewers gave fans some cheer at the weekend and thanks to the triumph they climbed to 18th place in the standings. However, their Championship status is still in great danger and Saturday’s football game against Brentford is of big importance for the newcomers. The Bees failed to upset third-placed Huddersfield Town at the weekend (0-1), but the fact that they are on a three-game unbeaten run on the road is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the trip to Staffordshire. Seeing that Pirelli Stadium will host Saturday’s clash a close encounter appears on the cards and we predict that the two teams will share the spoils on Matchday 38. When the two teams met at Griffin Park in the reverse fixture the Brentford emerged triumphant (2-1).
Highlighted Player (John McLaughin):
John McLaughlin is a goalkeeper who plays for Burton Albion. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper played for non-League sides Harrogate Railway Athletic and Harrogate Town in the past, but in 2008 he joined Bradford City. After spending six years at Valley Parade, McLaughlin signed a contract with Burton Albion and he has been playing for the Pirelli Stadium outfit ever since. John McLaughlin made 45 appearances for Burton Albion in both 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons and he has established his self as the team’s first-choice goalkeeper. He was producing scintillating displays for Burton in the 2015/2016 League One campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure promotion to the Championship. John McLaughlin was born on 9 September, 1987 in Edinburgh, but he has yet to make his debut for the Scotland national team. Speaking of his honours, the goalkeeper won the Football League Two play-offs with Bradford City in the 2012/2013 season.
Highlighted Team (Brentford):
Based in London, Brentford compete in the Championship and they were founded in 1898. Griffin Park has been the home ground of the club since 1904 and the capacity of the venue is 12,300. The Bees have yet to play in the Premier League and it has to be noted that they made it to the FA Cup sixth round on four occasions (1937/1938, 1945/1946,1948/1949, 1988/1989). Brentford played in the League Cup round 4 in the 1982/1983 and 2010/2011 season and that is the club’s biggest success in the competition. Brentford’s main rivals are Fulham and Queens Park Rangers and they take on each other in the West London Derby. The rivalry with the Cottagers is probably the biggest and you should bear in mind that the clashes between the two teams have always been marred by crowd violence. The colour of Brenftord’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.