Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Eco-Power Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Doncaster and Northampton, the two top-table sides. The Donny are eight points behind the playoffs berth, meaning that this match is of big importance for them. Charlie Lakin remains on the sidelines with a long-term injury, while Caolan Lavery should keep his place in the starting XI after finding the net in a midweek draw with Crawley Town.
The Cobblers, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Mansfield and Crewe. The visiting side aim to climb to automatic promotion berth, but seeing that Doncaster do not suit them, we are tempted to put our money on draw. It has to be noted that the Cobblers failed to beat the Donny in the previous four meetings between the two sides. There are no fresh injury worries in the away side ahead of the trip to South Yorkshire.
Highlighted Player (Kieran Agard):
Kieran Agard is a professional football player who was born in East London, England. He began his youth career in the Arsenal Academy and in 2005 he moved to Everton. Agard played for Everton U-18 team and it has to be noted that he made no more than one appearance for the first team.
In 2011 he joined Yeovil Town and after playing 29 league games for the club, he signed a contract with Rotherham United in July, 2012. Agard scored his first goal for Rotherham United on 27 October and he helped the team record a 1-0 win over Plymouth Argyle. After scoring 27 goals in 78 league appearances for Rotherham United, he joined Bristol City for the 2014/2015 campaign.The fee is believed to be in the region of £750,000.
Despite being born in England, the pacey footballer is eligible to play for Jamaica, Saint Vincent Grenadines and Dominica as well. His main position is centre forward, but he is also capable of playing at both right and left wing.
Highlighted Team (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.