Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After spoiling Coventry City’s party at St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium on Matchday 13, Tranmere Rovers will be looking to return to winning ways in the League One when they take on Southend United at their Prenton Park. The Super Whites proved their worth in the clash against the promotion-chasing side, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence.
Tranmere Rovers are only three points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the visit of Southend United, but if they continue raising their form, Micky Mellon will soon rejoin the race for a place in the League One play-offs. The Shrimpers, on the other hand, are on a three-game losing run in the English third tier and since they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to AFC Wimbledon at the weekend, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Darren Potter):
Darren Potter is a former Liverpool school boy captain who currently plays for Rotherham United in the Championship. Born in Liverpool on December 21, 1984, Potter made two appearances for the Reds in the English top flight, but you should know that he featured in Liverpool’s run to the Champions League final in the 2004/2005 season, coming from the bench against Bayer Leverkusen in the last 16 of the elite competition.
Darren Potter is a right-footed central midfielder, who plays as a defensive midfielder as well. The 183-cm tall footballer was part of Milton Keynes Dons from 2011 to 2017 when he signed a two-year contract with Rotherham United. Darren Potter played for Sheffield Wednesday, Wolverhampton and Southampton in the past as well.
Speaking of his international career, he has five caps with Republic of Ireland national team. Potter made his debut with the Boys in Green in a friendly against Ecuador on May 23, 2007.
Highlighted Team (Southend):
Nicknamed the Shrimpers, Southend United are a League One club which is located in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. Southend United were founded back in 1906 and have been wearing dark blue shirts and shorts ever since.
The colour of their away shirt is sky blue, with the team wearing black shorts when playing on the travels. Roots Hall is the club’s home ground, the venue which was built in 1952 and opened three years later. The capacity of the stadium is 12,392. Fellow Essex team Colchester United are seen as Southend United’s biggest rivals. The two clubs were in the race for top position in the League One in the 2005/2006 season, with Southend eventually winning the battle.
Southend United recorded their biggest ever win in the 1934/1935 season, with the team rolling over Golders Green 10-1 in the FA Cup. The Shrimpers suffered their biggest defeat in the 1965/1966 season when they were beaten by Brighton 9-1.