Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Plymouth and Shrewsbury, Oxford United will be looking to secure their place in the playoffs when they face Burton Albion on the last day of the season. The Yellows have been in a fine form of late, and, as a result, they are seen as hot favourites to win Sunday’s clash. Attacker Daniel Agyei, who scored as a substitute in the 3-2 win over Shrewsbury, is pushing for a start. You should know that Oxford are after their 13th home win of the season.
The Brewers, on the other hand, are 13 points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the trip to Oxford. Burton midfielder Ryan Edwards, who suffered an injury in the draw with Gillingham, is likely to miss the last game of the season. Anyhow, Oxford United want this win more than Burton Albion.
Highlighted Player (James Henry):
James Henry was born in Reading on 10 June, 1989, but he grew up in Woodley. He began playing football at his home-town club Woodley Saints, but he made progress during his spell at Reading’s youth academy. Henry is a winger who is capable of playing as a centre midfielder as well, but he failed to score for Reading in 10 league appearances for the club.
After ending his loan spells with the likes of Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth, Norwich City and Millwall, he signed a permanent deal with the Lions on 28 July, 2010. Henry signed a three-year deal with Millwall and he made his home debut in a 4-0 win over Hull City.
It has to be noted that Henry played for both Scotland and England at youth level in the past, but he has yet to make his debut for the first team. Henry was born in England, but his parents are Scottish and, as a result, he is eligible to play for both England and Scotland.
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.