Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Northampton Town will be aiming to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Wigan Athletic when they take on Burton Albion at Sixfields Stadium. The Cobblers failed to win the previous six league fixtures, with the team obviously struggling in front of goal. Northampton Town are eager to escape the relegation zone, but given Burton’s display in a 1-0 win over Hull City, home win should not be considered.
The Brewers are desperate to move away from the rock bottom, and given Northampton’s form in 2021, away win should be considered. In their last away game in the League One Burton defeated Gillingham, which is yet another reason why away win should be considered. In the first half of the season Northampton defeated Burton 3-1, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge. Kane Hemmings is widely expected to lead the line for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Joseph Mills):
Joseph Mills is an Aston Villa product who plays for Northampton Town in the League One. Mills moved to Southampton in 2006, and he continued playing for the Saints at senior level. After ending his loan spells with Scunthorpe United and Doncaster Rovers, the pacey left-back joined Reading in 2011, but he made no more than 15 appearances for the Royals in the league.
After his short spell with Burnley, Joseph Mills moved to Oldham Athletic, and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Perth Glory, Shrewsbury Town, and Forest Green Rovers as well before moving to Northampton Town.
Mills was born in Swindon, England on October 30, 1989, and he wears the No. 23 shirt with the Cobblers. His primary position is left-back, but coaches use him as a left midfielder as well. He has a contract with Northampton Town which should expire in June 2022.
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.