Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Doncaster Rovers and Plymouth Argyle square off against each at Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Doncaster quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Ipswich Town, with the team beating Portsmouth at home ground on Tuesday evening, and, no doubt, the triumph gave them a confidence boost. The Donny are after their 11th home win of the season, and given their display in the midweek triumph, home win should definitely be considered.
Tyrece John-Jules is a long-term absentee, while midfielder Jon Taylor, who suffered an injury in the win over Portsmouth, is rated doubtful. The Pilgrims, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-0 defeat to Northampton Town. Plymouth have been struggling on the travels this season, and, taking everything into account, they are unlikely to spoil Doncaster’s party at Keepmoat Stadium. Sam Woods is banned for the visitors, while George Cooper and Gary Sawyer remain in the recovery room.
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 (Plymouth):
Nicknamed the Pilgrims, Plymouth are a professional football club that host their rivals at Home Park. The stadium, which can hold up to 18,600 people, was built in 1892 and opened the following year. Plymouth footballers wear dark green jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while light green and white are the dominant colours of their away kit.
The Pilgrims made it to the FA Cup semi-finals in the 1983-84 season, with the team advancing to the Football League Cup semis on two occasions (1964-65, 1973-74). The Pilgrims recorded their biggest win against Millwall on January 16, 1932, with the team beating the Lions 8-1, and they repeated the success in 1994 as they rolled over Hartlepool United in the Second Division.
The club suffered their heaviest defeat against Stoke City (0-9) on December 17, 1960. Fellow Devon teams Exeter City and Torquay United are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals.