Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Hull City will be aiming to build on a 3-0 win over AFC Wimbledon when they take on Rochdale at KCOM Stadium on Tuesday evening. The Tigers quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Ipswich, and, no doubt, the triumph over the Dons gave them a confidence boost. Hull City aim to regain their spot in top two, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Dale. Brandon Fleming is sidelined with injury, while Martin Samuelsen will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Rochdale, on the other hand, are fighting hard to avoid relegation to the League Two. The Dale failed to win the previous six league fixtures, and given Hull’s display in the victory over AFC Wimbledon, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the promotion-chasing side. Both Jake Beesley and Matthew Lund are sidelined with injuries, while Oliver Rathbone is out of contention through suspension.
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 (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).