Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Highbury Stadium when Fleetwood Town and Blackpool face each other in the League One on Saturday afternoon. The Fishermen aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Northampton where they failed to turn their dominance into goals. Fleetwood produce much better showings at home than on the travels, and it has to be noted that they are eyeing their sixth home win of the season in the English third tier.
The Seasiders, on the other hand, did well to beat promotion-chasing Portsmouth thanks to Keshi Anderson’s goal. Blackpool, though, are not regarded as good travellers, with the team failing to find the net in three of their previous four meetings with Fleetwood at Highbury Stadium. Even though the Seasiders have been producing fine displays on the road of late, home win should be considered as the Fishermen have turned their stadium into a real fortress.
Highlighted Player (Josh Morris):
Josh Morris is a product of Blackburn Rovers football school who plays for Fleetwood Town in the League One. Morris’ main position is left midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both left-back and central midfielder as well.
The English footballer started his senior career at Blackburn Rovers and he played for the likes of Yeovil Town, Rotherham United, Carlisle United and Fleetwood Town on loan before moving to Bradford City in the summer of 2015. Josh Morris, though, found his best form at Scunthorpe United, scoring 35 goals in 107 appearances for the club in the league.
Before the start of the 2018/2019 League One season Morris re-joined Fleetwood Town, signing a two-year contract with the Fishermen. Josh Morris scored his first goal of the season in a 3-1 win over Peterborough United at Weston Homes Stadium. His contract with Fleetwood Town should expire on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Blackpool):
Blackpool FC are a professional English club based in Blackpool, Lancashire. Considering that Blackpool is a seaside town, it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Seasiders. Founded back in 1887, the club play their home matches at Bloomfield Road, which can hold up to 17,338 spectators. In the 2009/2010 season Blackpool secured promotion to the Premier League, but they were not competitive at this level, suffering relegation to the Championship the following season.
The club’s biggest success, though, came in 1953 when they defeated Bolton Wanderers 4-3 in the FA Cup final. Blackpool are well known for their orange shirts, but the dominant colour of their away kit is white. Preston are considered the club’s biggest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the West Lancashire derby.
Charlie Adam, who played for Liverpool and has 26 caps for Scotland national team, is regarded as one of the club’s most notable players.