Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After suffering elimination in the FA Cup at the weekend, Northampton will look to put an end to their three-game losing run in all competitions when they take on Burton on Matchday17. The Cobblers have been struggling at the back of late, but the bookies still see them as favourites to beat the Brewers in front of home fans. Even though there are no fresh injury worries in the home team, fit-again forward Louis Appere should be recalled to the starting XI.
The Brewers, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their four-game winless run in all competitions. Since Burton will go for a win in Saturday’s clash as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Dino Maamria has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to Northampton. You should know that 19 goals in total have been netted in the previous five meetings between the two clubs in all competitions.
Highlighted Team (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.