Our football match prediction:
Thanks to a 2-1 win over Rotherham United Burton Albion put an end to their four-match losing run in the Championship. The Brewers regained a much-needed confidence and they will be looking to kick off the new year in style when they take on Pirelli Stadium on Matchday 25. The newcomers aim to escape the danger zone and we predict that they will find the net in Monday’s football game. You should have in mind that Burton Albion scored in six of their last seven league fixtures. Preston made a slow start to the season, but they have been raising their form week by week and the team occupy 13th place in the standings ahead of the trip to Burton. The Lilywhites were more than unfortunate not to defeat Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend as the Owls scored the equaliser in the dying seconds of the game and that is the main reason why we believe Simon Grayson’s men will grab something from the Burton Albion clash.
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 (Preston North End):
Preston North End or Preston were founded in 1880. The Lilywhites or the Invincibles play their home games at Deepdale, the stadium that was built in 1875 and opened three years later. In 1889 Preston won their first FA Cup trophy and they did well to beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1938 FA Cup final. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1889 and 1890 when they won back-to-back domestic trophies (First Division). Preston have yet to win the League Cup title, but they were runners-up in 1888, 1922, 1937, 1954, 1964. Preston’s main rivals are Blackpool and the two teams square off against each other in the West Lancashire derby. In their first ever meeting in the West Lancashire derby (1901) Preston recorded a 4-1 win over Blackpool. Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are considered Preston’s big rivals as well. The colour of Preston’s shirts is white and they wear dark blue shorts.