Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Northampton and Gillingham, Doncaster Rovers will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Swindon at their Keepmoat Stadium. The Donny aim to climb to the League One playoffs berth, and we are positive that they will go for a win in the midweek clash. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Reece James, who scored his third goal of the season at the weekend.
The Robins, on the other hand, are on a three-game losing run in the League One, with the team sitting in the relegation zone ahead of the trip to South Yorkshire. Given Doncaster’s fine form, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the hosts. In their last meeting in the League One Swindon defeated Doncaster 2-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
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 (Swindon):
Founded by Reverend William Pitt of Liddington in 1879, Swindon Town are an English football club which compete in the League Two. The Robins welcome their rivals at County Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 15,728 spectators (all-seated), with the team wearing red shirts and white shorts when playing at home.
Gray is the dominant colour of the club which turned professional in 1894. Oxford United are considered the team’s main rivals, but the Robins have rivalries with Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, and Reading as well. In 1969 Swindon Town did remarkably well to win the English League Cup, with the team beating Arsenal 3-1 in the title game at Wembley Stadium.
John Trollope is the club’s player with most appearances as he played 889 first-team games from 1960 to 1980. Premier League attacker Charlie Austin is one of the most notable footballers who played for Swindon Town in the past.