Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Tuesday’s football game at Bloomfield Road pits together Blackpool and Burton Albion. The Seasiders aim to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Ipswich Town, with the team eyeing their seventh home win of the season. Blackpool did well to beat both Hull City and Northampton in the previous two home games in the League One, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Burton.
CJ Hamilton is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. The Brewers, on the other hand, are fighting hard to survive in the English third tier, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in the midweek clash. Burton did well to beat Hull at home at the weekend, but given their anything but good away record, we are tempted to put our money on the Seasiders. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip to Lancashire.
Highlighted Player (Chris Maxwell):
Chris Maxwell is a Welsh goalkeeper who was born in St Asaph on July 30, 1990. Maxwell began his youth career at Penrhyn Bay (1998-2000) and in 2000 he moved to Wrexham. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper made his first-team debut for Wrexham at the age of 18 and he played 76 league games for the club from 2008 to 2012.
During the 2008/2009 season he spent six months on loan at Welsh club Connah’s Quay Nomads and in 2012 he joined Fleetwood Town. Chris Maxwell made 110 appearances in the league for the Trawlermen and on May 16, 2016 he signed a three-year deal with Championship side Preston North End. You should know that he managed to keep clean sheets in 38 appearances for the Lilywhites in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign.
Due to his dual citizenship, Maxwell is capable of representing both Wales and Scotland at senior level, but he played for the Dragons at youth level, being capped for the U21 team 16 times.
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.