Our match prediction:
Against all odds, Fulham suffered their first defeat of the season at the weekend, with the team losing to Birmingham City at their Craven Cottage. The capital club are desperate to get back on course and they are certainly capable of beating newcomers Burton Albion in Tuesday’s football match. The Cottagers defeated Newcastle United in their first home game of the season and it is no surprise they are regarded as favourites to pick up all three points from the match. Burton Albion, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs at the start of the season. The team suffered a heavy 5-0 loss to Liverpool in the League Cup, but they managed to defeat Derby County in their last home game in the Championship. Nigel Clough’s men head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Wolves and, no doubt, they will be happy with one point from the Craven Cottage clash. Taking everything into account, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils in Tuesday’s encounter.
Highligted Player (Tom Cairney):
Tom Cairney is a professional footballer who plays for Fulham. His main position is central midfielder, but he plays as an attacking midfielder and a right midfielder as well. The left-footed player was born in Nottingham, England on 20 January, 1991 and he started his youth career at Leeds United. In 2007 he moved to Hull City and he was named Hull’s Young Player of the Year for the 2008/2009 campaign. After making 70 league appearances for the Tigers he joined Blackburn Rovers on 1 August, 2013 on loan and on 2 January, 2014 he signed a permanent deal with the Riversiders. At the end of the 2014/2015 Championship campaign he joined Fulham. Tom Cairney’s father is Scottish and, as a result, the Fulham footballer decided to represent Scotland on the international stage. Cairney has 2 caps for Scotland U-21 and he made 6 appearances for Scotland U-21 team. It has to be noted that he suffered a serious injury in August 2012. The injury forced him to be out of contention for over three months.
Highlighted Team (Burton Albion):
Burton Albion are one of the four clubs that secure promotion to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign. The Brewers welcome their rivals at Pirelli Stadium, the venue that was opened in 2005. The capacity of the stadium is 6,912, while the seating capacity of the venue is 2,034. Burton Albion won the FA Trophy in 1987, with the team winning Football League Two in 2015. During the club’s non-League period, the Brewers’ local rivals were Nuneaton Borough, Tamworth, Stafford Rangers and Gresley Rovers, but while they were playing in the Football League the club’s rivals were Crewe, Port Vale, Notts County and Chesterfield. Derby County are considered Burton Albion’s rivals as well, but the rivalry with the Rams is rather friendly. The colour of Burton Albion’s home kit is black and yellow, while they wear white and grey jerseys on the travels.