Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Pirelli Stadium will host Friday’s Carabao Cup clash between Burton and Accrington. The Brewers have been having their ups and downs in preseason, with the team beating Stoke, losing to Coventry, while sharing the spoils with Walsall in their last warm-up game. One of the men to watch in the home team will be Lukas Akins, who scored nine goals in 35 appearances in the League One last term.
Accrington, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Salford. John Coleman’s troops proved their worth in their first warm-up game, and they are surely capable of matching Burton in their Carabao Cup opener. Share of spoils is on the cards at Pirelli Stadium, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. When the two teams met in League One earlier in 2020, they played out a 1-1 draw.
Highlighted Player (Ryan Edwards):
Despite being born in Singapore on November 17, 1993, Ryan Edwards is eligible to represent Australia in international matches. The 175-cm-tall midfielder has 18 caps with Australia U-23 and it has to be noted that he played for the Socceroos at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Speaking of his club career, Edwards is a product of AIS, the high performance sports training institution from Australia, but in 2011 he was spotted by Reading scouts.
Ryan Edwards played for the Royals at senior level, making seven appearances for the club in the league. The Australian international whore Perth Glory (loan), St. Mirren (loan), Partick Thistle and Heart of Midlothian shirts as well before signing a deal with Burton Albion in 2019.
He made his debut with the Brewers in the League One on August 3, 2019 in a 1-0 loss to Ipswich Town. His main position is attacking midfielder, but he is capable of producing fine performances at both central and right midfield as well.
Highlighted Team (Accrington):
Founded back in 1891 and reformed in 1968, Accrington Stanley are an English football club that compete in the League One. The original team competed in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, spending the last four seasons in Lancashire Combination.
The Accy are well known for their red home kit, whilst they wear sky blue shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The League One side play their home games at Crown Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 5,450 spectators (3,100 seated). Accrington have been playing at Crown Ground since 1970.
Listed as the all-time favourite player amongst fans, Chris Grimshaw is one of the most famous Accrington Stanley footballers. However, George Stewart is the team’s top scorer, netting 136 goals in total from 1954 to 1958. It has to be noted that the Accy have yet to represent England in European competitions.