Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Hull City will be aiming to retain top position in the standings when they take on Northampton on Matchday 40. The Tigers are on the right track to secure promotion to the Championship, but both Peterborough and Sunderland are still breathing down their neck. Even though all Thomas Mayer, Richard Smallwood, Max Clark, and Brandon Fleming are sidelined with injuries, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home team.
The Cobblers, on the other hand, picked up vital three points from Friday’s clash against Shrewsbury. Northampton are eager to secure the League One survival, but given their poor away record, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the league leaders. Jack Sowerby is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. In the first half of the season Hull CIty defeated Northampton 2-0.
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 (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.