Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Doncaster Rovers and Hull City go head to head at Keepmoat Stadium in the League One round 30. The Donny aim to put an end to their three-game losing run in the League One, but given their shaky defence, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. It has to be noted that Doncaster Rovers conceded eight goals in total in the previous three league fixtures.
The Tigers, on the other hand, aim to overtake Lincoln in top position in the standings. Hull City did well to roll over Wigan Athletic 5-0 at the DW Stadium on Tuesday evening, and given Doncaster’s form in February, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the visitors. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be talented attacker Mallik Wilks, who scored a hat-trick in the crushing of the Latics.
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 (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.