Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Doncaster Rovers will be looking to put an end to their four-game losing run in the League One when they take on Burton Albion Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday evening. The Donny suffered a dip in form, and, as a result, they are no fewer than six points behind the playoffs berth. Doncaster face a must-win situation against Burton, and they are likely to leave their hearts on the field. Both Horton and Robertson should drop to the bench, with Bostock and Richards pushing for a start.
The Brewers, on the other hand, are on the right track to secure the League One survival. Since Burton are ten points clear of the relegation zone, we are tempted to put our money on Doncaster, who are desperate to secure a top-six finish. In the first half of the season Doncaster defeated Burton 3-1, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Reece James):
Reece James is a talented Chelsea defender who plays for Wigan Athletic on loan. Born in Redbridge, England on December 8, 1999, James started his youth career at Chelsea football academy at the age of 6. The talented teenager played for England U18 and U19 teams and he currently represents the U20 team on the international stage.
Reece James scored 3 goals in 45 appearances for Wigan in the 2018/2019 Championship campaign, but that did not help the Latics avoid relegation to the League One. His numbers from the 2018/2019 season are impressive as he completed 91 successful tackles, 54 blocks, 44 successful dribbles and 93 clearances.
James, on the other hand, has yet to find the net for the England U20 national team. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Reece James turned professional in March 2017.
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.