Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Doncaster Rovers and Accrington Town face each other at Keepmoat Stadium in what is expected to be a very exciting game. Doncaster suffered a 1-0 loss to Shrewsbury Town in their last league match, but it has to be noted that they failed to turn their dominance into goals. The Donny aim to climb to automatic promotion places, but the game against Accrington will be anything but a walk in the park for the home team.
John Coleman’s troops suffered only one defeat in the previous eleven games in all competitions, meaning that they are high on spirits ahead of the trip to South Yorkshire. The two teams seem to be evenly matched, and we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on draw. In their last league match Accrington played out a goalless draw with Blackpool.
Highlighted Player (Reece James):
Reece James is a talented Chelsea defender who plays for Wigan Athletic on loan. Born in Redbridge, England on December 8, 1999, James started his youth career at Chelsea football academy at the age of 6. The talented teenager played for England U18 and U19 teams and he currently represents the U20 team on the international stage.
Reece James scored 3 goals in 45 appearances for Wigan in the 2018/2019 Championship campaign, but that did not help the Latics avoid relegation to the League One. His numbers from the 2018/2019 season are impressive as he completed 91 successful tackles, 54 blocks, 44 successful dribbles and 93 clearances.
James, on the other hand, has yet to find the net for the England U20 national team. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Reece James turned professional in March 2017.
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.