Our prediction for this Championship match:
Coventry City play host to Blackpool at their Coventry Building Society Arena on day 18 of the new Championship campaign. The Sky Blues made a slow start to the season, but their displays in October are surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of upcoming challenges. Following three consecutive league wins, Coventry City shared the spoils with Rotherham United in their last league match, and a win over Blackpool should see them escape the relegation zone.
Martyn Waghorn has joined the likes of Matty Godden and Tyler Walker in the recovery room. The Seasiders, on the other hand, aim to build on a thrilling 4-2 win over Preston. Since Blackpool have been impressive in front of goal of late, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. Shayne Lavery has yet to serve his ban, while both Jordan Thorniley and Liam Bridcutt are out of contention after suffering injuries in the last league match.
Highlighted Player (Simon Moore):
Simon Moore is an English goalkeeper who plays for Sheffield United in the Championship. Moore began his career at Brading Town and, after playing 49 games in the league for the club, he moved to Farnborough in 2008. However, due to the lack of first-team football, Simon Moore left the club at the end of the season, with the 191-cm-tall shoot-stopper signing a contract with Brentford.
The English goalkeeper, who was born in Sandown on May 19, 1990, made his debut for the Bees in May, 2010 against Hartlepool United, coming as a substitute for first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. After ending his loan spell with Basingstoke Town in January 2011, he moved to Cardiff City and it has to be noted that he made 17 appearances for the Welsh outfit.
In the summer of 2016 he signed a deal with Sheffield United for a fee of around £500,000 and he did remarkably well to keep 17 clean sheets in the 2016/2017 League One campaign. The Blades finished the season in top position in the standings and, no doubt, Simon Moore’s brilliant saves helped the club secure promotion to the English second tier.
Highlighted Team (Blackpool):
Blackpool FC are a professional English club based in Blackpool, Lancashire. Considering that Blackpool is a seaside town, it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Seasiders. Founded back in 1887, the club play their home matches at Bloomfield Road, which can hold up to 17,338 spectators. In the 2009/2010 season Blackpool secured promotion to the Premier League, but they were not competitive at this level, suffering relegation to the Championship the following season.
The club’s biggest success, though, came in 1953 when they defeated Bolton Wanderers 4-3 in the FA Cup final. Blackpool are well known for their orange shirts, but the dominant colour of their away kit is white. Preston are considered the club’s biggest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the West Lancashire derby.
Charlie Adam, who played for Liverpool and has 26 caps for Scotland national team, is regarded as one of the club’s most notable players.