Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
A place in the EFL Cup round 1 will be at stake when Burton Albion and Burnley face each other at Pirelli Stadium. Burton Albion failed to impress in the 2017/2018 Championship campaign and they continue to struggle in the 2018/2019 League One season. The Brewers did not make a flying start to the season and it is no surprise they are seen as big underdogs in Tuesday’s football match against Burnley. The Clarets, on the other hand, outclassed Bournemouth 4-0 in their last league match, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Burnley aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration and seeing that Burton Albion have been struggling to find their best form at the start of the season, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Premier League side. Ashley Barnes, who scored a brace against the Cherries, will be one of the men to watch in the away team.
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 (Burnley):
Burnley were one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888. The Clarets did remarkably well to win the FA Cup trophy back in 1914 and the club owners have been trying to bring glory days back to Turf Moor ever since.
Burnley defeated Liverpool in the 1913/1914 FA Cup final and, no doubt, this is regarded as the greatest achievement in the club’s history. The Clarets finished the 2015/2016 Championship campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will participate in the English Premier League in the 2016/2017 season.
Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor and the capacity of the stadium is 21,401. The Clarets have won two Community Shield trophies so far, in 1960 and 1973, but they have yet to clinch the Premier League title. Claret is the dominant colour of the team’s home shirts.