Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After suffering a 1-0 loss to Shrewsbury Town at their Bloomfield Road, Blackpool will be looking to return to winning ways in the League One when they take on Accrington Stanley in yet another home fixture. The Seasiders are eager to pick up all three points from the Boxing Day clash as they dropped to the seventh place in the standings at the weekend.
Blackpool will not have a better chance than this to get back on course as Accrington Stanley sit in the danger zone ahead of Matchday 23. The visitors are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but you should bear in mind that they have recorded only one win on the road in the 2019/2020 League One season. When the two teams met at Wham Stadium earlier this term, they played out a 1-1 draw, and it has to be noted that the Seasiders are undefeated in the last six meetings between the two teams in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Jay Spearing):
After impressing in Liverpool’s youth academy, Jay Spearing made 30 appearances in the league for the first team. However, the English midfielder was playing below expectations in the Premier League and, as a result, he was sent on loan to Leicester City in 2010.
Spearing played for Bolton Wanderers on loan as well and in 2013 he signed a permanent deal with the Trotters. He scored three goals, while providing six assists for his teammates in 37 appearances for Bolton in the 2016/2017 League One campaign and, no doubt, he helped the club secure promotion to the Championship.
Jay Spearing, who was born in Wallasey, England on November 25, 1988, has yet to make his England debut. His main position is defensive midfield, but he is capable of playing as both central and left midfielder as well. Jay Spearing has a deal with Bolton Wanderers which expires in the summer of 2021.
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.