Sixfields Stadium hosts Northampton Town and Burton Albion this Saturday in a jam-packed weekend of League One football. Both sides sit in the bottom half of the table and will be looking to get themselves further up the table and further away from the relegation zone.
Northampton currently sit 20th in League One after 15 games. The Cobblers have four wins, two draws and nine losses which leaves them on 14 points, just a point above the relegation zone.
In their last five games in all competitions, Northampton have one draw and four losses. Dion Charles drew first blood for Bolton in the eighth minute and Randell Williams doubled this lead just eight minutes later. Sam Hoskins did find the back of the net for Northampton but it wasn’t enough as Bolton won 2 - 1. Hoskins was on the scoresheet again with a brace against Leyton Orient, however, Kieron Bowie was sent off early in the second half opening The Cobblers up. Rob Hunt and Shaq Forde both scored as the game finished 2 - 2.
Chris Martin opened the scoring for Bristol Rovers in the tenth minute and a penalty from Antony Evans gave Rovers the 2 - 0 lead going into halftime. Despite a goal from Manny Monthe, Rovers held on for a 2 - 1 win. Next up was a thrashing at the hands of Derby County. A brace from Max Bird and goals from Conor Washington and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing gave Derby the 4 - 0 win.
The last time out for Northampton was against Barrow in the First round of the FA Cup. Mitch Pinnock did score for The Cobblers but goals from Emile Acquah, Tom White and Ben Whitfield gave Barrow the 3 - 1 win.
Burton Albion, on the other hand, sit 14th in League One. In 16 games, Burton have five wins, five draws and six losses, leaving them on 20 points, only six points from the Play-offs in a tight mid table.
In their last five games in all competitions, Burton have one win, two draws and two losses. Evans gave Rovers an early lead against Burton, but Albion had the lead going into halftime thanks to a brace from Beryly Lubala. Following a red card to Rovers’ Ryan Woods, Joe Powell and Kwadwo Baah both scored to give Burton the 4 - 1 win. However, Burton then suffered a shock loss to Carlisle. Mark Helm scored first for Burton, but goals from Jordan Gibson and Joe Garner gave Carlisle the 2 - 1 win.
Next up was a visit from Leyton Orient. This was a goalless draw where Burton had just 53% of the possession and just three shots on target. Burton picked up another 0 - 0 draw, this time in the First round of the FA Cup against ten man Port Vale who had Nathan Smith sent off early on.
The most recent outing for Burton was against Doncaster in the Football League Trophy. Modou Fati opened the scoring for Doncaster in the 18th minute and Kyle Hurst doubled that lead just ten minutes into the second half. Lubala did get on the scoresheet in the late stages of the game, but it wasn’t enough as Doncaster won 2 - 1.
Northampton Town against Burton Albion is a relatively young fixture, with only 15 meetings and first happening in 2009. Northampton have five wins in comparison to Burton’s seven losses, with the other three meetings ending in a draw.