Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After dropping two points in a 2-2 draw with rock-bottom Bolton, Burton Albion take on Wycombe Wanderers in yet another home fixture. The Brewers are eleven points behind the play-offs berth, and, as a result, they have slim chances of securing a top-six finish. A man to watch in the home team will be Scotland attacker Jamie Murphy, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders in Saturday’s football match.
Wycombe Wanderers, on the other hand, were not in action in midweek. The Blues aim to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Doncaster Rovers, and seeing that a win over Burton should see them regain their spot in top six, away win should be considered. Experienced attacker Adebayo Akinfenwa is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the 3-1 loss to the Donny.
This game is postponed.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Akins):
After making his first football steps in Huddersfield Town youth academy, Lucas Akins made his first-team debut against Northampton Town as he came as a substitute to replace Luke Beckett. However, he made no more than five appearances for Huddersfield Town as he was sent on loan to Nortwich Victoria.
After spending two seasons at Hamilton Academical, the winger, who was born on 25 February 1989, joined Tranmere Rovers in July, 2010. Lucas Atkins scored 7 goals in 77 appearances for the club and in 2012 he signed a contract with Stevenage. The English footballer played 77 league games for the Boro and he scored 13 goals for the club.
During the 2013/2014 campaign he was on Burton Albion’s radar and at the end of the season he joined the Pirelli Stadium outfit. Lucas Atkins enjoys playing football, but dancing is considered his passion as well. His main position is right wing, but he plays as both centre forward and left winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Wycombe):
Founded back in 1887, Wycombe Wanderers are one of the oldest clubs in the League One. The Chairboys are well known for their sky blue and dark blue shirts, but the colour of their away kit is orange combined with gun-metal gray.
Wycombe Wanderers host their rivals at Adams Park, a small stadium in Sands Industrial Estate which can hold up to 10,137 people. Milton Keynes Dons are seen as the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Buckinghamshire derby. Wycombe Wanderers made it to the FA Cup semis in the 2000/2001, with the team repeating the success in the League Cup six seasons later.
It has to be noted that the Chairboys have two FA Trophy titles (1991, 1993). Legendary midfielder Gareth Ainsworth is considered one of the club’s most famous players. Ainsworth scored 16 goals in 112 league appearances for Wycombe Rovers.