Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Doncaster Rovers and Northampton Town face each other in a highly-anticipated game at Keepmoat Stadium. The Donny aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Crewe, with the team eyeing their third consecutive triumph on home soil. Tyreece John-Jules should be the only absentee in the home team. The Cobblers, on the other hand, continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels.
Northampton are on a three-match losing run on the road, and given their shaky defence, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Donny. Caretaker manager John Brady should have a full squad to choose from for Saturday’s clash. In the first half of the season Doncaster defeated Northampton 2-0, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered this time out.
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 (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.