Our prediction for this League 1 match:
The Mazuma Stadium will host Sunday’s League One game between Morecambe and Burton, the two relegation-threatened teams. Morecambe aim to build on a 2-0 win over Accrington, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the first game of 2023. Defender Max Melbourne limped off with injury in the triumph over the Accy Stanley, with Adam Mayor likely to step up. There are no other fresh injury worries in the home team.
Meanwhile, the Brewers have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Lincoln and Forest Green in the last two league fixtures, and they must be high on spirits ahead of Sunday’s showdown. Since both sides will go for a win, we believe that both teams to score betting option should be considered. Speaking of the visiting team, defender Sam Hughes remains in the recovery room, but John Brayford made his return from injury against the Green Army.
Highlighted Player (Anthony O\\\'Connor):
Born in Cork, the Republic of Ireland on October 25, 1992, Anthony O’Connor is a professional footballer who plays for Bradford City as a defender. His primary position is a centre-back, but he is used as both right-back and defensive midfielder as well.
The Irish footballer is a product of the Blackburn Rovers football academy, but he did not see any game action with the Riversiders at senior level. After ending his loan spells with the likes of Burton Albion, Torquay United, and Plymouth Argyle, Anthony O’Connor signed a permanent deal with the Pilgrims in 2015. At the end of the 2014/2015 season, O’Connor returned to Burton, signing a two-year contract with the Brewers.
In the summer of 2016, he moved to Scotland Premier League club Aberdeen where he scored five goals in 61 league appearances. In June 2018 he joined League Two side Bradford City. It has to be noted that Anthony O’Connor has eight caps with the Republic of Ireland U21 team.
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.