Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Rotherham United will be looking to build on back-to-back wins over Shrewsbury Town and Peterborough United when they welcome Blackpool at AESSEAL New York Stadium on Matchday 25. The Millers produced a thrilling display in the 4-0 win over the Posh, but it has to be noted that the visitors scored two own goals in Sunday’s showdown.
Defender Joe Mattock, who was sent off in the triumph over Peterborough United, misses the Blackpool game through suspension, but we are still tempted to put our money on the in-form hosts. The Seasiders, on the other hand, have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team netting two goals in total in the last four league fixtures. Blackpool face an uphill task against Rotherham United; therefore, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to South Yorkshire.
Highlighted Player (Adam Thompson):
Born in Harlow, England on September 28, 1992, Adam Thompson is a defender who plays for Bury in League One. Thompson started his youth career at Watford and after making 14 appearances for the Hornets at senior level, he moved to Southend United, signing a permanent deal with the club in January, 2014.
It has to be noted that he played for the likes of Brentford, Wycombe Wanderers and Barnet on loan as well before joining the Shakers. Adam Thompson has a short loan spell at Bradford City in the 2017/2018 season, but he made no more than nine appearances for the Bantams. Despite being born in England, Adam Thompson decided to represent Northern Ireland in international matches.
He made his debut with the Northern Ireland national team on February 9, 2011, coming from the bench in a 3-0 loss to Scotland. His main position is centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine showings at right-back as well.
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.