Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sunday’s football game at Prenton Park pits together Tranmere Rovers and Blackpool, the two teams with different ambitions in the second half of the season. Tranmere are eager to avoid relegation to the League Two, while Blackpool are eyeing promotion to the Championship. The Super Whites are only two points clear of the relegation zone, but we predict that they are going to grab something from the last game of the year as the Seasiders suffered yet another dip in form.
Blackpool failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to the likes of Shrewsbury Town and Accrington Stanley; therefore, home win should be considered. The hosts are determined to escape the danger zone, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail in Sunday’s clash against Simon Grayson’s troops. In their last meeting at Prenton Park the Super Whites defeated the Seasiders.
Highlighted Player (Ollie Banks):
Ollie Banks is an English footballer who plays for League One side Tranmere Rovers. The Rotherham local who was born on the 21st of Septemeber, 1992, joined Rotherham United in 2010 and made his professional debut in May 2011 the following season.
Incidentally, his debut game would also mark his first professional goal in football and even his final appearance for The Millers, who released him in 2012. During the next couple of years, Banks played for several Sixth and Seven tier teams before signing a professional contract with Chesterfield FC in September 2013. Banks made over 90 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals and helping them earn promotion to League One at the end of the 13/14 season.
A notable spell at Oldham Athletic succeeded his time at The Spireties before he finally joined Tranmere Rovers in May 2018. The 27-year-old who predominantly plays as a central midfielder is known for his dynamism and versatility.
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.