Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After sharing the spoils with Accrington Stanley in their last league match, Coventry City will be looking to retain their spot in the top six when they host Rochdale at their St. Andrew’s Trillion. The Sky Blues have been impressive at home ground in the 2019/2020 season, with the team eyeing their seventh home win of the process. Rochdale, on the other hand, suffered a loss in each of their last three league fixtures, and, as a result, they sit in the 15th position in the standings.
The Dale are low on confidence ahead of the trip to Coventry City, and we do not believe that they are capable of matching the promotion-chasing side at St. Andrew’s Trillion. In their last meeting in the English third tier, Coventry City recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Rochdale, and the history is likely to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Wesley Jobello):
Wesley Jobello is a Martiniquais professional footballer who plays for Coventry City in the English Football League One. He was born in Gennevilliers, France, on the 23rd of January 1994. The 26-year-old is a Marseille youth product, having featured for both the club's first team and the b-team over 50 times.
His debut appearance came as a substitute against Sochaux in Ligue 1 match on the 20th of May 2012. Apart from Marseille, his resume includes playing for teams Clermont Foot and Gazelec Ajaccio. He signed for Coventry City on the 30th of June 2019, on a three-year contract. Jobello has played ten games for the English outfit so far, providing a goal and an assist apiece in the process. Incidentally, Coventry marks his first time playing outside France.
On the International forefront, Jobello, initially a youth International for France, represented the nation at the under-18 level before switching to play for The Martinique national football team. His International career highlight is getting selected for Martinique's 40 man squad for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Jobello is predominantly a left midfielder but is capable of playing on the right as well.
Highlighted Team (Rochdale):
Nicknamed the Dale, Rochdale are a professional English club that compete in the League One (English third tier). Rochdale were founded back in 1907, after World War I, with the team beating Accrington Stanley 6-3 in their first league game 14 years later.
The Dale wear blue shirts with black stripes and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst gray is the dominant colour of their away kit. Spotland Stadium is the club’s home ground, with the venue holding no more than 10,249 spectators. Bury and Oldham Athletic are considered the club’s fiercest rivals, but they have built up rivalries with the likes of Halifax Town, Burnley, Stockport County, Wigan Athletic and Accrington Stanley as well.
Back in 1962 Rochdale made it to the Football League Cup final, with the team facing Norwich City in the title game. The Canaries proved to be a big catch for the Dale, but this is still considered the club’s biggest success. It has to be noted that the Spotland Stadium outfit have three Lancashire Cup titles as well (1948/1949, 1970/1971, 2004/2005).