Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s football match at Deepdale Stadium pits together Preston and Burton Albion. The Lilywhites played out a goalless draw with Wolverhampton at the weekend, but despite sharing the spoils with the Wolves, they remained in the top half of the table. Preston are three points adrift of the play-offs berth and, no doubt, they will fight tooth and nail in Saturday’s clash against Burton Albion. The newcomers failed to impress in a 3-0 loss to Reading at the weekend and, as things stand now, they will be more than happy should they happen to secure the Championship survival. Burton failed to score in last three league games and, taking everything into account, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed. It has to be noted that the two teams have never met before in the English second tier. Anyhow, home win appears on the horizon in this one.
Highlighted Player (Anders Lindegaard):
Anders Lindegaard is a Danish goalkeeper who plays for Preston North End. Lindegaard was born in Odense on 13 April, 1984 and he began his youth career in his home-town club Odense. In 2009 he joined Norwegian outfit Aalesund, where he was spotted by Manchester United scouts. Anders Lindegaard signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Red Devils on 27 November, 2010 and it has to be noted that he made 19 league appearances for the Old Trafford outfit. In 2015 he moved to West Bromwich Albion, but he did not make his WBA debut in the Premier League. After making 16 appearances for Preston in the 2015/2016 season, he signed a permanent deal with the Lilywhites on 2 July, 2016. Lindegaard made his Denmark debut on 7 September, 2010 in a Euro 2012 qualifier against Iceland. He did well to keep a clean sheet on his debut as Denmark defeat the Icelanders 1-0. In 2010 he was namer Danis Goalkeeper of the Year, but winning of the Premier League trophy (2012/2013) with Manchester United is considered his biggest success. He won the FA Community Shield with the Red Devils on two occasions (2011, 2013).
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.