Our prediction for this Championship match:
After missing out on a spot in the Championship playoffs, Norwich City will look to give fans some cheer when they take on Blackpool on Monday afternoon. The Canaries failed to win the previous five league matches, but they are still seen as favourites to beat the Seasiders on home soil. Both Teemu Pukki and Adam Idah are pushing for a start, while all Kenny McLean, Grant Hanley, Ben Gibson, Kieran Dowell, and Przemyslaw Placheta remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Blackpool, meanwhile, failed to secure the Championship survival and seeing that they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-2 loss to Millwall, we are tempted to put our money on Norwich. All Jordan Thorniley, Gary Madine, Shayne Lavery, Charlie Goode, Liam Bridcutt, and Kevin Stewart are out of contention through injuries for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Max Aarons):
London Born Max Aarons is an English professional footballer who has represented England at the under-19 and under-21 level. At the club level, the right-back who was born on the 4th of January, 2000, started his youth career with Luton Town in 2009.
After seven years of development, he left Luton to join Norwich City in 2016 and broke into their first-team set up two years later. He made his professional debut for the Canaries on the 2nd of September, 2018, featuring in their 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town. He has since made a total of 50 appearances and is currently on a contract with the club that expires in 2024.
His performance in the 18/19 season is what earned the 19-year-old a call-up to the England Under-21 setup, making his debut for the same in an Under-21 European Qualifier against Turkey U21 on the 6th of September, 2019.
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.