Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Burton play host to Accrington at their Pirelli Stadium on day 34 of the 2022/2023 League One campaign. The Brewers quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Portsmouth, with the team beating Bristol Rovers on the road, and, no doubt, the triumph helped them regain much-needed confidence. Chris McCann limped off with injury in the last league match, with Charlie Kirk likely to step up.
The Accy Stanley, on the other hand, defeated Shrewsbury thanks to Aaron Pressley’s goal, but given their difficulties on the travels, we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on Burton. Defender Ryan Astley remains on the sidelines with injury, while midfielder Sean McConville is banned for the match following his sending-off in the EFL Trophy defeat to Bolton. It has to be noted that the two sides played out a thrilling 4-4 draw in the first half of the season.
Highlighted Player (Sam Winnall):
Sam Winnall began his professional career at the age of 19. The striker, who was born on 19 January, 1991, made his Wolverhampton debut in May 2009 and he has been playing for a number of English clubs ever since.
He was on loan at Burton Albion, Hereford United, Inverness CT and Shrewsbury Town and in the 2013/2014 campaign he signed a contract with Scunthorpe United. Sam Winnall scored 23 goals in 45 appearances for the club and, as a result, secured a lucrative move to Barnsley in 2014. He went on to score his first goal for Barnsley on 23 August 2014 in a 4-1 win over Gillingham.
Winnall helped Barnsley eliminate Walsall in the 2015/2016 League One semis as he scored a brace in the first leg. It has to be noted that he scored 23 goals in the English second tier in the 2015/2016 season. He provided 8 assists for his teammates during the season and he finished the campaign as the third highest goalscorer in the league, just behind Nicky Ajose and Will Grigg.
Highlighted Team (Accrington):
Founded back in 1891 and reformed in 1968, Accrington Stanley are an English football club that compete in the League One. The original team competed in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, spending the last four seasons in Lancashire Combination.
The Accy are well known for their red home kit, whilst they wear sky blue shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The League One side play their home games at Crown Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 5,450 spectators (3,100 seated). Accrington have been playing at Crown Ground since 1970.
Listed as the all-time favourite player amongst fans, Chris Grimshaw is one of the most famous Accrington Stanley footballers. However, George Stewart is the team’s top scorer, netting 136 goals in total from 1954 to 1958. It has to be noted that the Accy have yet to represent England in European competitions.