Our prediction for this Championship match:
Hull City and Blackpool go head to head at MKM Stadium in the Championship round 10. The Tigers are having a season to forget, with the team collecting only 5 points from possible 27. The relegation strugglers are on a three-game losing run ahead of the visit of Blackpool, and, no doubt, they are going to leave their hearts on the field. Experienced midfielder Tom Huddlestone is sidelined with a hamstring problem, while both Greg Docherty and Alfie Jones have recovered from their respective injuries.
The Seasiders, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Middlesbrough and Barnsley. Blackpool have been in a much better form of late than Hull City, and seeing that they defeated the Tigers in two of the previous three meetings between the two sides at the venue, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors. Kevin Stewart should be fit for the midweek clash, while fit-again wing-back Demetri Mitchell is pushing for a start.
Highlighted Player (Callum Elder):
Callum Elder is an Australia international who plays for Hull City in the League One. Elder started his youth career at Manly United, but in 2011 he was spotted by Leicester City scouts. Despite being a Leicester City player from 2013 to 2019, he did not see any game action with the Foxes in the Premier League.
Callum Elder played for the likes of Mansfield Town, Peterborough United, Brentford, Barnsley, Wigan Athletic, and Ipswich Town before signing a three-year contract with the Tigers for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, the pacey left-back has one cap with the Australia U20 team.
Elder’s favourite position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a centre-back as well. Elder wears the No. 3 jersey at Hull City, and he is an athletic full-back who likes getting up and down the left-hand side. The Australian player was born on January 27, 1995.
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.