Our prediction for this Championship match:
Monday’s football match at MKM Stadium pits together Hull City and Blackpool, the two teams who are fighting hard to secure the Championship survival. The Tigers are only two points clear of the relegation zone, and they are desperate to put an end to their three-match winless run. Turkey midfielder Ozan Tufan is widely expected to return to the starting XI after scoring as a substitute against Sunderland, while all Dimitrios Pelkas, Vaughn Covil, Benjamin Tetteh, and Allahyar Sayyadmanesh remain in the recovery room.
Meanwhile, the Seasiders failed to win the previous six league fixtures, and, as a result, they sit in the relegation zone ahead of the Boxing Day. Anyhow, both teams to score betting option should be considered as the visitors will go for a win as well. All Liam Birdcutt, Lewis Fiorini, Theo Corbeanu, Jordan Thorniley, Keshi Anderson, and Kewin Stewart are likely to miss the game with injuries for the away team.
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.