Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Rochdale and Hull City face each other at Spotland Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Saturday’s program. Rochdale aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Accrington, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Hull. The Dale are eyeing their second home win of the season, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.
The Tigers, on the other hand, made a promising start to the season, but given their defensive display in a 4-1 loss to Fleetwood Town, we do not believe that away win should be considered. A close encounter is on the cards at Spotland Stadium, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their previous four meetings in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Callum Camps):
Callum Camps is yet another product of Rochdale football school. Born in Stockport, England on November 30, 1995, Camps came through Rochdale youth team before making his senior debut on April 13, 2013 in a 2-2 draw with Port Vale.
He has been playing for the Dale ever since and it has to be noted that his most successful season was the 2016/2017 as he scored eight goals in 44 appearances in the League one for the club. Despite being born in England, Callum Caps is eligible to play for Northern Ireland national team through his grandmother, but he has only one cap with the Northern Ireland U21 team.
He made his debut with the U21 team in a 2-1 loss to Macedonia on October 13, 2015. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both defensive and attacking midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Hull City):
Hull City are a professional football club that was founded back in 1904. The Tigers used to play their home games at Boothferry Park, but they moved to the KC Stadium in 2002. The stadium capacity is 24,450.
Hull impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and, as a result, they returned to the English Premier League. Hull City fans consider Leeds United their main rivals, but Sheffield United are regarded as Hull’s fierce rivals as well. Steve Bruce took over the reins at the club in 2012 and the experienced tactician helped the team book a place in the 2013/2014 FA Cup final, but Arsenal proved to be a big catch for the Tigers in the title decider.
Hull City finished the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign in 16th place in the standings to achieve their highest ever top flight finish. It has to be noted that Curtis Davies was named the team’s player of the year in the 2013/2014 season.