Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Blackpool quickly bounced back from back-to-back defeats to the likes of Coventry City and Milton Keynes Dons, with the team beating Doncaster Rovers on the road in their last league fixtures. The Seasiders remained in the play-offs berth and they will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Accrington Stanley on Matchday 10.
Armand Gnanduillet, who came from the bench to score the winner against Doncaster, is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up for the visitors. The Accy, on the other hand, are on a three-game winless run in the League One, with the team conceding seven goals in total in previous three league fixtures. A lively contest is on the cards at Wham Stadium, but we believe that the visitors are closer to picking up all three points from the match than the hosts as they are eyeing promotion to the Championship.
Highlighted Player (Dimitar Evtimov):
Dimitar Evtimov is a Bulgarian goalkeeper who plays for Accrington Stanley in the League One. The 190-cm tall shot-stopper played for the likes of Volov Shumen and Chavdar Etropole during his youth career and he continued playing for the Chavdar Stadium outfit at senior level.
Dimitar Evtimov then decided to take a step forward in his career as he signed for English club Nottingham Forest in April 2011. After spending a brief time loan at Ilkeston, he signed a loan deal with Gainsborough Trinity in November, 2011. The Bulgarian goalkeeper played for the likes of Nuneaton Town, Mansfield Town, Olhanense and Port Vale on loan as well before signing a contract with Burton Albion in September, 2018.
However, seeing that he was hungry for a first-team football at Pirelli Stadium, Dimitar Evtimov decided to move to Accrington Stanley in the winter of 2019. He was on the verge of keeping a clean sheet on his Acctington debut, but the capital club eventually broke the deadlock, winning the game 1-0.
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.