Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Saturday’s football game at the Cherry Red Records Stadium pits together AFC Wimbledon and Blackpool, the two bottom-table sides. AFC Wimbledon are only one place clear of the relegation zone, but given Tranmere Rovers’ current form, their League One status is not yet in great danger. The Dons did well to pick up one point from the Rotherham United game at the weekend, which is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Blackpool.
While the Seasiders were producing terrific showings in the first half of the season, they have been struggling to find their form in 2020. Given Blackpool’s shaky defence, we do not believe that the visitors are going to grab something from the Cherry Red Records Stadium showdown. Since the Seasiders defeated the Dons 2-0 in the first half of the season, the hosts must be hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Scott Wagstaff):
Scott Wagstaff is a Charlton Athletic product who plays for AFC Wimbledon as a midfielder. Born in Maidstone, England on March 31, 1990 the 178-cm tall scored 17 goals in 120 appearances for the Charlton senior team, before spending several seasons on loan at the likes of Bournemouth Nortwich Victoria and Leyton Orient.
In the 2013/2014 season the English footballer signed for Bristol City, penning a three-year deal with the Robins. After netting 8 goals in 72 appearances in the league for the club, Scott Wagstaff moved to Gillingham in the 2016/2017 season, signing a two-year deal with the League One side. The 178-cm-tall midfielder was released by the club chiefs in the summer of 2018.
Scott Wagstaff, who has yet to make his debut with the England national team, current plays for AFC Wimbledon in the League One. His main position is right midfield, but he is used as both central and left midfielder as well.
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.