Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Alexandra Stadium when Crewe Alexandra and Hull City face each other on day 39 of the current League One campaign. The Railwaymen did well to bounce back from a 3-0 loss to Burton, with the team beating Northampton in their last league match. Crewe are only six points behind the playoffs berth, but they will have a big fish to fry in Friday’s clash against Hull City. Talented winger Owen Dale scored the winner against Northampton, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
The Tigers, on the other hand, aim to retain top position in the standings. Hull City shared the spoils with Gillingham before the international break, and, no doubt, they are eager to return to winning ways in the English third tier. Tom Eaves, who found the net in the last league match, is likely to keep his place up front. Anyhow, share of spoils is on the cards as beating Crewe at Alexandra Stadium is easier said than done.
Highlighted Player (Donervon Daniels):
Donervon Daniels is a 186-cm-tall defender who plays for Wigan Athletic. He was born in Montserrat on 24 November, 1993 and he is a product of WBA football academy. After spending several seasons on loan at Tranmere Rovers, Gillingham, Blackpool and Aberdeen, Daniels signed for Wigan Athletic on a three-year-contract on June, 2015 and he netted his first goal for the Latics against Scunthorpe United two months later.
He made 33 appearances for Wigan in the 2015/2016 League One campaign and no doubt he helped the club secure promotion to the Championship. His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing at right back as well. His highest market value was €250 000 on May 30, 2016.
Daniels has contract with Wigan Athletic which expires on 30 June, 2018. It has to be noted that that he was awarded WBA Young Player of the Year for the 2011/2012 season. Donvervon Daniels is a right-footed player.
Highlighted Team (Hull City):
Hull City are a professional football club that was founded back in 1904. The Tigers used to play their home games at Boothferry Park, but they moved to the KC Stadium in 2002. The stadium capacity is 24,450.
Hull impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and, as a result, they returned to the English Premier League. Hull City fans consider Leeds United their main rivals, but Sheffield United are regarded as Hull’s fierce rivals as well. Steve Bruce took over the reins at the club in 2012 and the experienced tactician helped the team book a place in the 2013/2014 FA Cup final, but Arsenal proved to be a big catch for the Tigers in the title decider.
Hull City finished the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign in 16th place in the standings to achieve their highest ever top flight finish. It has to be noted that Curtis Davies was named the team’s player of the year in the 2013/2014 season.