Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Plymouth and Blackpool take on each other at Home Park in the season opener in what is expected to be a close encounter. Plymouth head into the game following a brilliant Carabao Cup win over QPR, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the visit of Blackpool. Seeing that the Pilgrims are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we are positive that they will find the net in Saturday’s showdown.
The Seasiders, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a warm-up game to Premier League winners Liverpool (2-7), but given their attacking potential, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on both teams to score this time out. Blackpool chiefs did well to add a number of young and talented players to the squad in the summer transfer window, and, no doubt, they are capable of finding the net in the opening match of the season.
Highlighted Player (Scott Wootton):
After spending his youth career at English giants Liverpool and Manchester United, Scott Wootton played for the likes of Tranmere Rovers, Peterborough United, and Nottingham Forest on loan at senior level. In the summer of 2013, the defender signed a three-year deal with Leeds United.
Scott Wootton made 66 appearances for the Whites in the league before moving to Rotherham United on loan. In August 2016, the English footballer joined League 1 club Milton Keynes Dons, signing a two-year deal with the Stadium MK outfit. Nowadays, Scott Wootton plays for Plymouth Argyle in the League Two, where he wears the number 5 jersey.
Scott Wootton’s primary position is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine performances at right-back as well. The 188-cm tall defender, whose preferred foot is right, has three caps for the England U17 team. Scott Wootton was born in Birkenhead, England, on September 12, 1991.
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.