Our prediction for this Championship match:
Burton Albion will be aiming to build on back-to-back wins over Bolton Wanderers and Reading when they welcome Leeds United at their Pirelli Stadium. The Brewers escaped the relegation zone, but they are only one point clear of bottom three ahead of Tuesday’s football match against Leeds. Anyhow, Nigel Clough’s men showed character in previous two league fixtures and they certainly regained a much-needed confidence. Burton defeated Bolton and Reading away from home and we predict that they are going to grab something from the Boxing Day clash. The Whites, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Hull City at the weekend and thanks to the triumph they retained their spot in top six. Leeds United are determined to book their place in the play-offs, but beating the in-form Brewers is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, share of spoils is on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Damien McCrory):
Damien McCrory is an Irish footballer who plays for Burton Albion. The winger, who is capable of playing as full-back as well, was born on 22 February, 1990 and he began his youth career at Plymouth Argyle. However, he did not make a senior debut for the club as he was sent on loan to Port Vale in 2008 and then to Grimsby Town in 2009. After ending his loan spell with Grimsby Town, Damien McCrory joined Dagenham & Redbridge in February 2010 and he made 76 league appearances for the club. He scored one goal for the club during his spell at Victoria Road and in June 2012 he signed a two-year contract with Burton Albion. The pacey winger scored five goals in 32 appearances for the club in the 2014/2015 campaign and he played no less than 39 games for the Brewers in the 2015/2016 League One campaign. His showings certainly helped the team book their place in the Championship at the end of the season. Speaking of his international career, McCrory made two appearances for Republic of Ireland U18 team and he has three caps for Ireland U19 team.
Highlighted Team (Leeds United):
Leeds United are one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites. Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash. The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.