Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Boundary Park will host Saturday’s FA Cup game between Oldham Athletic and Burton Albion. Oldham Athletic kicked off their FA Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Gateshead, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the clash against the League One side. The Latics have been struggling in the League Two this season, with the team collecting only 19 from possible 54 possible points. Oldham Athletic, though, are undefeated in the last four league fixtures, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Burton Albion.
The Brewers, on the other hand, have been struggling to find their best form in the first half of the season. Burton Albion are eager to give fans something to cheer about, but beating Oldham on the road is easier said than done. In their last meeting in the FA Cup, Oldham Athletic defeated Burton Albion 3-1, but we are tempted to put our money on draw this time out.
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 (Burton):
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.