Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After sharing the spoils with Blackpool, Hull City will be looking to retain their spot in top two when they host Accrington Town at their KCOM Stadium. The Tigers dropped two points in their last league match, but it has to be noted that defender Reece Burke was sent off after 76 minutes. The 24-year-old misses the midweek game through suspension, while all Callum Jones, Jordy de Wijs, and Martin Samuelsen are all out of contention with injuries.
Accrington Town, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Gillingham. John Coleman’s troops have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team failing to find the net in three of their last four league fixtures. Since Hull City are desperate to return to winning ways in the League One, punters can find value in betting on the Tigers.
Highlighted Player (Callum Elder):
Callum Elder is an Australia international who plays for Hull City in the League One. Elder started his youth career at Manly United, but in 2011 he was spotted by Leicester City scouts. Despite being a Leicester City player from 2013 to 2019, he did not see any game action with the Foxes in the Premier League.
Callum Elder played for the likes of Mansfield Town, Peterborough United, Brentford, Barnsley, Wigan Athletic, and Ipswich Town before signing a three-year contract with the Tigers for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, the pacey left-back has one cap with the Australia U20 team.
Elder’s favourite position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a centre-back as well. Elder wears the No. 3 jersey at Hull City, and he is an athletic full-back who likes getting up and down the left-hand side. The Australian player was born on January 27, 1995.
Highlighted Team (Accrington):
Founded back in 1891 and reformed in 1968, Accrington Stanley are an English football club that compete in the League One. The original team competed in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, spending the last four seasons in Lancashire Combination.
The Accy are well known for their red home kit, whilst they wear sky blue shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The League One side play their home games at Crown Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 5,450 spectators (3,100 seated). Accrington have been playing at Crown Ground since 1970.
Listed as the all-time favourite player amongst fans, Chris Grimshaw is one of the most famous Accrington Stanley footballers. However, George Stewart is the team’s top scorer, netting 136 goals in total from 1954 to 1958. It has to be noted that the Accy have yet to represent England in European competitions.