Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by a 3-2 win over Accrington Stanley, Shrewsbury Town will be looking to climb to the play-offs berth in the League One standings when they take on Burton Albion at their Montgomery Waters Meadow. The Shrews did well to put an end to their three-game winless run in all competitions on Tuesday evening, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence.
Nigerian attackers Udoh and Okenabirhie, who both found the net in the 3-2 win over Accrington, are pushing for a start. The Brewers, on the other hand, produced their best performance of the season in a 4-2 win at Oxford and seeing that they are determined to return to the Championship, we are positive that they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football game. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score.
Highlighted Player (Aaron Pierre):
Born on February 17, 1993 in Southall, England Aaron Pierre is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town in the League One as a defender. Pierre started his youth career at Fulham at the age of 15 and in 2011 he moved to Brentford youth school.
Speaking of his senior career, the 185-cm-tall defender played for the likes of Brentford, Cambridge United, Wycombe Wanderers and Northampton Town before signing a deal with Shrewsbury Town in the summer of 2019. Aaron Pierre signed for the League One side for an undisclosed fee, penning a three-year deal. Despite being born in England, the Shrewsbury Town footballer represents Granada on the international stage.
He received his first call-up for the Grenada national team in September, 2015, but he has yet to find the net with the Spice Boys. The Grenada international’s main position is centre-back, whereas his preferred foot is left.
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.