Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After sharing the spoils with Wigan Athletic on Boxing Day, Shrewsbury Town will be aiming to return to winning ways in the League One when they welcome Blackpool at their Greenhous Meadow. The Shrews have been producing fine displays in December, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Tuesday’s football match. The Seasiders, on the other hand, are undefeated in the previous six games in all competitions, meaning that a close match is on the cards.
You should bear in mind that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of Shrewsbury Town’s previous four league fixtures. In their last meeting at Greenhous Meadow the two teams played out a goalless draw, which is yet another reason why share of spoils is on the cards. Udoh and Tracey are pushing for a start for the hosts, while Lubala and Ward could be recalled to Blackpool’s starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Donald Love):
Donald Love is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town as a defender. Love’s main position is right-back, but he is used as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Born in Rochdale, England on December 2, 1994, Donald Love started his youth career at Nortwich Town before joining Manchester United football academy in 2002.
Eleven years later he signed a professional contract with the famous English club and he made his Man Utd debut in a 2-1 loss to Midtjylland in the 2015/2016 Europa League knockout stages. During his spell at Manchester United Donald Love was sent on loan to Wigan Athletic and in the summer of 2016 he joined Sunderland.
After making 27 appearances for the Black Cats in the league, Love moved to fellow League One side Shrewsbury Town. Despite being born in England, Donald Love represents Scotland in international matches. The Shrewsbury Town defender has 5 caps with Scotland U21 team.
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.