Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Crown Ground will host Saturday’s football game between Accrington Stanley and Burton Albion, the two teams who were beaten by Peterborough United and Shrewsbury Town before the international break. Accrington experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the 7-0 defeat to Peterborough, and, as a result, the odds for away win have been dropping. John Coleman is likely to make a number of changes to the starting XI, with all Russell, Phillips, Fenlon, and Mansell pushing for a start.
The Brewers, on the other hand, failed to impress in back-to-back losses to MK Dons (1-2) and Shrewsbury Town (1-2). Burton, though, are eager to escape the danger zone, and we predict that they will take advantage of Accrington’s shaky defence. Former Chelsea ace Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is unlikely to make too many changes to the team that suffered the loss to Shrewsbury before the international break.
Highlighted Player (Stephen Sama):
Born in Bamenda, Cameroon on March 5, 1993, Stephen Sama is a towering defender who plays for Accrington Stanley in the League One. After moving to Germany, Sama received German citizenship in 2009, and, as a result, he represented the European country at youth level.
The Cameroon-born player has 16 caps in total for Germany U17, U18, U19 and U20 teams. Speaking of his club career, Stephen Sama played for the likes of Schwarz-Weiss Eppendorf, Wattenscheid, Bochum, Borussia Dortmund, and Liverpool before moving to Stuttgart. Sama played for the likes of Greuther Furth, Osnabruck, and Heracles Almelo before signing a deal with League One club Accrington Stanley.
The 188-cm tall defender made his League One debut on September 12, 2020 in a 2-0 win over Peterborough United. His main position is centre-back, but he is used as both right-back and defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
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.