Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Saturday’s football game at County Ground pits together Swindon Town and Burton Albion, the two teams who are level on points ahead of Matchday 3. The Robins aim to make amends for a 2-0 loss at Blackpool, and the fact that they defeated Rochdale 3-1 in their first home game of the season is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. It has to be noted, though, that midfielder Jonny Smith is likely to miss the game with injury.
The Brewers, on the other hand, did well to record their first win of the season at the weekend, with the team beating Accrington 2-1 on home soil. Burton are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but seeing that they often struggle on the travels, we are tempted to put our money on the Robins this time out.
Highlighted Player (Michael Doughty):
Michael Doughty is a professional footballer who was born in Westminster, England on November 20, 1992. Doughty started his youth career at Chelsea, but in 2007 he moved to the fellow capital club Queens Park Rangers.
After making 12 appearances for the Hoops in the league at the senior level, the 185-cm tall midfielder signed a deal with Peterborough United in the 2017/2018 season. It has to be noted, though, that he played for the likes of Woking, Crawley Town, Aldershot Town, St. Johnstone, Stevenage, Gillingham, and Swindon Town on loan as well during his spell with QPR.
In 2018 he signed a permanent deal with Swindon Town. Despite being born in England, Michael Doughty has one cap with the Wales U21 team. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a left midfielder as well. Michael Doughty has dual citizenship (England/Wales).
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.