Our prediction for this Championship match:
Wigan Athletic will try to recover from a midweek loss to Coventry City when they take on Blackpool on Saturday afternoon. The Latics are now on a seven-game winless run in the Championship, and they are desperate to get back on course. Wales international Nathan Broadhead is pushing for a recall to the starting XI, while all Ben Amos, Tom Pearce, and Ryan Nyambe are out of contention through injuries.
The Seasiders, on the other hand, showed weakness at the back in a 3-0 loss to Middlesbrough, and given the importance of Saturday’s game for Wigan, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the home team. Blackpool’s injury list is pretty long, including the likes of Jordan Thorniley, Keshi Anderson, Liam Bridcutt, Kevin Stewart, Lewis Fiorini, and Jake Beesley.
Highlighted Player (Jason Kerr):
Jason Kerr is a professional footballer who plays for St Johnstone as a defender. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on February 6, 1997, Jason Kerr is a product of the St Johnstone football academy. He started his senior career in 2014, and after ending his loan spells with East Fife and Queen of the South, he returned to the McDiarmid Park outfit in 2018.
He made his debut with the Saints in the Scottish Cup game against Albion Rovers on January 29, 2019. Jason Kerr has six caps with the Scotland U21 team, but he has yet to receive a call-up for the senior team.
He scored his first goal for St Johnstone in a 4-1 defeat to Rangers on February 27, 2018. His primary position on the field is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing good displays as a central midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 15 shirt at St Johnstone.
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.