Our football match prediction:
Burton Albion and Wigan Athletic face each other in the relegation six-pointer on Saturday. The Brewers did well to beat rock-bottom Rotherham United (2-1) on the road in their last game in 2016, but they failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Preston on Monday. Burton Albion are eager to return to winning ways in the Championship and they are definitely capable of grabbing something from Saturday’s football game against Wigan Athletic. The Latics failed to score in last two league fixtures and they are on a seven-game winless run ahead of the trip to Staffordshire. Both sides have been struggling to find their best form of late and we predict that under 2.5 goals will be scored in the Pirelli Stadium clash. You should bear in mind that Burton Albion and Wigan Athletic played out a goalless draw at the DW Stadium in the reverse fixture.
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 (Wigan Athletic):
Wigan Athletic are one of the winners of the English FA Cup. The Latics won the prestigious trophy in 2013, with the team upsetting Manchester City in the title game. This is considered the club’s biggest success, but it has to be noted that Wigan played in the UEFA Europa League in the 2013/2014 season. Wigan have been playing their home games at the DW Stadium since 1999 and they had played at Springfield Park in the past. Chorley are considered Wigan’s fierce rivals, but the two teams last met in 1971, when they competed in the Northern Premier League. The likes of Preston North End, Bury, Oldham Athletic, Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are regarded as Wigan Athletic’s rivals as well. The club was founded in 1932 and they competed in the English Premier League from 2005 to 2013. The colour of Wigan’s home kit is blue and white (stripes).