Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Blackpool will be aiming to cement their spot in top six when they take on Accrington in a postponed League One game on Tuesday evening. The Seasiders have been in a fine form of late, but they can’t afford any complacency in the season finale as several teams are breathing down their neck. Simms, who found the net in the 2-2 draw with Lincoln at the weekend, should keep his place up front, alongside key attacker Yates.
Accrington, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-1 loss to AFC Wimbledon. The Accu Stanley aim to keep their playoffs hopes alive, but given Blackpool’s fine form, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed. All Morgan, Pritchard, and Phillips are pushing for a start for the visiting team. In the first half of the season the two teams played out a goalless draw.
Highlighted Player (Chris Maxwell):
Chris Maxwell is a Welsh goalkeeper who was born in St Asaph on July 30, 1990. Maxwell began his youth career at Penrhyn Bay (1998-2000) and in 2000 he moved to Wrexham. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper made his first-team debut for Wrexham at the age of 18 and he played 76 league games for the club from 2008 to 2012.
During the 2008/2009 season he spent six months on loan at Welsh club Connah’s Quay Nomads and in 2012 he joined Fleetwood Town. Chris Maxwell made 110 appearances in the league for the Trawlermen and on May 16, 2016 he signed a three-year deal with Championship side Preston North End. You should know that he managed to keep clean sheets in 38 appearances for the Lilywhites in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign.
Due to his dual citizenship, Maxwell is capable of representing both Wales and Scotland at senior level, but he played for the Dragons at youth level, being capped for the U21 team 16 times.
Highlighted Team (Accrington):
Founded back in 1891 and reformed in 1968, Accrington Stanley are an English football club that compete in the League One. The original team competed in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, spending the last four seasons in Lancashire Combination.
The Accy are well known for their red home kit, whilst they wear sky blue shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The League One side play their home games at Crown Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 5,450 spectators (3,100 seated). Accrington have been playing at Crown Ground since 1970.
Listed as the all-time favourite player amongst fans, Chris Grimshaw is one of the most famous Accrington Stanley footballers. However, George Stewart is the team’s top scorer, netting 136 goals in total from 1954 to 1958. It has to be noted that the Accy have yet to represent England in European competitions.