Our prediction for this Championship match:
Friday’s football game at Bloomfield Road pits together Blackpool and Millwall, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the season finale. The Seasiders quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to WBA, with the team beating Birmingham City thanks to Ian Poveda’s goal, and, no doubt, the 23-year-old deserves to be recalled to the starting XI. All Shayne Lavery, Gary Madine, Charlie Goode, Marvin Ekpiteta, Kevin Stewart, and Liam Bridcutt remain in the recovery room.
The Lions, on the other hand, aim to recover from back-to-back losses to Birmingham and Wigan. The capital club are eager to regain their spot in top six and seeing that they will go for a win as well, both teams to score betting option should be considered. The visitors will be without the likes of Tyler Burey, Charlie Cresswell, Murray Wallace, and George Honeyman in Friday’s encounter.
Highlighted Player (Chris Maxwell):
Chris Maxwell is a Welsh goalkeeper who was born in St Asaph on July 30, 1990. Maxwell began his youth career at Penrhyn Bay (1998-2000) and in 2000 he moved to Wrexham. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper made his first-team debut for Wrexham at the age of 18 and he played 76 league games for the club from 2008 to 2012.
During the 2008/2009 season he spent six months on loan at Welsh club Connah’s Quay Nomads and in 2012 he joined Fleetwood Town. Chris Maxwell made 110 appearances in the league for the Trawlermen and on May 16, 2016 he signed a three-year deal with Championship side Preston North End. You should know that he managed to keep clean sheets in 38 appearances for the Lilywhites in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign.
Due to his dual citizenship, Maxwell is capable of representing both Wales and Scotland at senior level, but he played for the Dragons at youth level, being capped for the U21 team 16 times.
Highlighted Team (Millwall):
Based in Bermonsdey, South East London, Millwall are a football club whose supporters have often been associated with hooliganism. West Ham United are considered the club’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two teams.
The Lions share rivalry with Charlton as well and the two teams first met back in 1921. The Den is Milwall’s home ground at the capacity of the stadium, which was opened in 1993, is 20.146.
The capital club did well to make it to the 2003/2004 FA Cup final, but Premier League giants Manchester United proved to be a big catch for the Lions. The Red Devils won the game 3-0, but despite suffering the heavy loss in the title game, Milwall booked their place in the UEFA Cup. However, Ferencvaros of Hungary proved to be a big catch for the English outfit in the two-legged tie.
Australia international Tim Cahill is considered one of the most notable footballers who whore Millwall shirt (1998-2004).