Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bloomfield Road will host Saturday’s football game between Blackpool and Burton Albion. The Seasiders aim to build on a thrilling 5-0 win over Wigan Athletic, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play against Burton. Talented midfielder Ellis Simms, who scored a brace in the midweek fixture, is pushing for a start. The Brewers, on the other hand, have not been in action since January 16 when they suffered a 1-0 loss to Ipswich Town.
Burton are fighting hard to survive in the League One, but given Blackpool’s display in the crushing of Wigan, we predict that the rock-bottom side will return home empty-handed. In the first half of the season the Seasiders defeated the Brewers 2-1 at Pirelli Stadium, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. Kane Hemmings is widely expected to lead the line for the visitors.
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.