Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Pirelli Stadium will host Tuesday’s League One game between Burton Albion and Wigan Athletic, the two bottom-table sides. The Brewers aim to escape the danger zone and their current form is surely fuelling fans with optimism ahead of the midweek clash. There are no fresh injury concerns in the home team, but forward Josh Gordon is pushing for a rare start.
The Latics, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Bristol Rovers and Portsmouth. Considering that important forward Charlie Wyke missed the match through suspension, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts, who have been showing signs of improvement of late. Callum Lang is widely expected to replace Wyke in the starting XI. Keep in mind, though, that Burton have not defeated Wigan in a competitive match since November 2015 when Nasser El Khayati scored the winner for the Brewers.
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.