Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
A spot in the FA Cup quarter-finals will be at stake when Burnley and Fleetwood face each other at Turf Moor on Wednesday evening. The Clarets rolled over Huddersfield Town 4-0 at the weekend to move one step closer to securing automatic promotion, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the FA Cup clash. All Benson Manuel, Jay Rodriguez, and Taylor Harwood-Bellis continue to miss out with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Cod Army, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Cambridge United (1-0) and Morecambe (1-0). Fleetwood have been impressive at the back of late, with the team eyeing their fifth consecutive clean sheet, but preventing Burnley from scoring at Turf Moor is easier said than done. Scott Brown is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Shrimps at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Bailey Peacock-Farrell):
Despite being born in Darlington, England on October 29, 1996, Bailey Peacock-Farrell represents Northern Ireland at senior level. The Northern Ireland international started his youth career at Middlesbrough, but in 2013 he joined Leeds United. The talented goalkeeper continued playing for Leeds United senior team and, no doubt, there is a bright future ahead of him.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell made his first-team debut for the Whites on April 5, 2016 in a home game against Queens Park Rangers. The two played out a 1-1 draw at Elland Road and it has to be noted that the goalkeeper conceded a penalty kick in the 87th minute of the match. The 192-cm tall shot-stopper has a contract with Leeds United which should expire on June, 2020.
As previously mentioned, the Leeds United goalkeeper represents Northern Ireland on the international stage, qualifying for the national team thanks to his grandfather Jim Farreell, who was born in Enniskillen.
Highlighted Team (Fleetwood):
Known for their attacking style of play, Fleetwood Town are a professional football club based in Fletwood, Lancashire. The Fishermen play their home matches at Highbury Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 5,327 (2,672 seated), with the team wearing red and white shirts in home matches.
On the other hand, Fleetwood footballers are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels. The original club was founded back in 1908 under the name of Fleetwood FC and 69 years later they were re-established as Fleetwood Town F.C. In 1998 the club was renamed to Fleetwood Wanderers after the second reformation.
Legendary England footballer Joey Barton is considered one of the club’s most notable coaches. Barton, who was known for his incidents on the field, has been in charge since June 2, 2018. Neighbouring club Blackpool are regarded as one of Fleetwood’s main rivals. The Fishermen have built up rivalries with Morecambe and Preston North End as well.