Our prediction for this Championship match:
Bloomfield Road will host Saturday’s Championship encounter between Blackpool and Rotherham United. The Seasiders sit in the relegation zone ahead of Matchday 31, but this game could be the turning point for Simon Sadler’s troops. Charlie Goode has joined the likes of Ekpiteta, Bridcutt, Fiorini, Anderson, Lawrence-Gabriel, and Stewart in the recovery room, while Gary Madine is banned for the match following his sending off in a 2-2 draw with Huddersfield.
The Millers, on the other hand, head into Saturday’s game after sharing the spoils with both Watford and Sheffield United. Rotherham are eager to escape the danger zone, and seeing that they will go for a win as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. As for the away team, all Sean Morrison, Tom Eaves, Ben Wiles, and Georgie Kelly remain on the sidelines with injuries.
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 (Rotherham):
Rotherham United are an English club that compete in the Championship. Rotherham United are located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and they play their home games at New York Stadium and the capacity of the venue is 12,021.
The club was founded in 1925 as a merger between Rotherham County and Rotherham Town. The colour of Rotherham’s home kit was originally yellow and black, but nowadays they were red and white jerseys. The Millers made it to the FA Cup fifth round on two occasions (1952/1953, 1967/1968) and they have yet to play in the Premier League.
Rotherham United have won the Football League One twice (1950/1951, 1980/1981), but the club’s biggest success is participation in the 1960/1961 League Cup final. Sheffield United are regarded as Rotherham United’s fiercest rivals, but the likes of Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster could be considered Rotherham’s big rivals as well.