Our match prediction:
After failing to grab something from their opener against Nottingham Forest, Burton Albion will be aiming to give fans some cheer when they take on Bristol City at their Pirelli Stadium on day 2 of the 2016/2017 Championship campaign. The Brewers impressed in the League One last season, but it remains to be seen if they are capable of producing scintillating performances at this level. Burton adopted an attack-minded approach in a 4-3 loss to Nottingham Forest and it has to be noted that they missed a great opportunity to score the equalising goal in the dying minutes of the match. Bristol City, on the other hand, defeated Wigan Athletic in front of home fans in their opener (2-1), meaning that we should see a lively contest at Pirelli Stadium. Taking everything into account, we predict that both teams will score in Saturday’s football game in Burton.
Highligted 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 (Bristol City):
Bristol City are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Bristol. Formed in 1894 the Robins mostly participated in English lower leagues and they have never played in the Premier League. Bristol City’s bitterest rivals are Bristol Rovers and it has to be noted that two teams first met in 1897. Bristol City have outplayed their local rivals on 43 occasions in the Bristol Derby. Cardiff City are regarded as Bristol City’s bitter rivals as well. The Robins play their home games at Ashton Gate, the stadium that was opened in 1887. Bristol City were semi-finalists of the League Cup two times (1970/1971, 1988/1989), with the team making it to the FA Cup final in 1909. The Robins faced Manchester United in the title game, but they failed to upset the English giants in the Crystal Palace clash. It is well known that Bristol City footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts.