Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Fleetwood Town will be aiming to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon when they take on Rochdale at their Highbury Stadium. The Cod Army did well to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Swindon and Peterborough, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to book their place in the playoffs. This has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Dale. Goalkeeper Joel Coleman remains on the sidelines with a long-term injury.
Rochdale, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of the standings, and given their three-match winless run in the League One, we believe that punters can find value in betting on Fleetwood. Both Jake Beesley and Matthew Lund are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team ahead of Saturday’s match.
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 (Rochdale):
Nicknamed the Dale, Rochdale are a professional English club that compete in the League One (English third tier). Rochdale were founded back in 1907, after World War I, with the team beating Accrington Stanley 6-3 in their first league game 14 years later.
The Dale wear blue shirts with black stripes and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst gray is the dominant colour of their away kit. Spotland Stadium is the club’s home ground, with the venue holding no more than 10,249 spectators. Bury and Oldham Athletic are considered the club’s fiercest rivals, but they have built up rivalries with the likes of Halifax Town, Burnley, Stockport County, Wigan Athletic and Accrington Stanley as well.
Back in 1962 Rochdale made it to the Football League Cup final, with the team facing Norwich City in the title game. The Canaries proved to be a big catch for the Dale, but this is still considered the club’s biggest success. It has to be noted that the Spotland Stadium outfit have three Lancashire Cup titles as well (1948/1949, 1970/1971, 2004/2005).