Our prediction for this match:
Burton Albion and Newcastle United face each other in a highly-anticipated pre-season friendly on Friday evening. The Magpies suffered a shocking 1-0 loss to York in their first outing of the pre-season, but following a 3-2 win over Doncaster, they shared the spoils with Rotherham United. Newcastle aim to give fans something to cheer about, and we are positive that they will take Friday’s friendly seriously. Karl Darlow has been tested positive for coronavirus, while key attacker Callum Wilson should keep his place in the starting XI.
The Brewers, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Alfreton, which is yet another reason why away win should be considered. All Kane Hemmings, Lucas Akins, and Jonny Smith are pushing for a start for the League One outfit. In their last meeting in a competitive match Newcastle United defeated Burton Albion thanks to Matt Ritchie’s goal.
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 (Newcastle United):
Newcastle United failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and, as a result, they dropped to the English second tier. The Magpies will host their rivals at their St. James’ Park in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign and it has to be noted that the capacity of the stadium is 52,354.
Newcastle United have won four domestic trophies (1904/1905, 1906/1907, 1908/1909, 1926/1927), while lifting six FA Cup titles (1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955) and a number of star players were part of the St. James’ Park outfit in the past.
David Ginola, Michael Owen, Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Nolberto Solano, Gary Speed, Obafemi Martins and Kevin Nolan are notable footballers who are still remembered at the club. Newcastle’s fiercest rivals are Sunderland and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals face each other in the Tyne-Wear derby. The color of Newcastle’s home kit is black and white.