Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Harrogate and Rochdale go head to head at Envirovent Stadium in the opening match of the season. Harrogate secure the League Two survival last time out without any difficulties, and they are on the same quest in the 2021/22 campaign. The Sulphurites have been playing some high-scoring games in pre-season, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Jonathan Muldoon, who scored 15 goals in the League Two last term.
The Dale, on the other hand, aim to build on a pre-season win over AFC Fylde. The visitors aim to make a flying start to the new League Two campaign, but beating Harrogate on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at EnviroVent Stadium, and we are tempted to put our money on draw.
Highlighted Player (Calvin Miller ):
Calvin Miller is a professional footballer who plays for Harrogate Town in the League Two. Miller is a product of Celtic youth academy, and it has to be noted that he made four appearances for the Hoops in the Scottish Premiership.
The pacey winger played for the likes of Dundee and Ayr United on loan as well before moving to Harrogate Town in October 2020. Calvin Miller made his League two debut on October 3, 2020 in a 2-1 loss to Bolton Wanderers, with the Scottish player quickly establishing himself as a first-team regular at the club. Miller’s primary position is left-back, but he is used as both left midfielder and left winger.
His preferred foot is left, and he wears the No. 19 at Harrogate Town. He has a contract with the Sulphurites which should expire in June 2021. Calvin Miller’s preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Rochdale):
Nicknamed the Dale, Rochdale are a professional English club that compete in the League One (English third tier). Rochdale were founded back in 1907, after World War I, with the team beating Accrington Stanley 6-3 in their first league game 14 years later.
The Dale wear blue shirts with black stripes and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst gray is the dominant colour of their away kit. Spotland Stadium is the club’s home ground, with the venue holding no more than 10,249 spectators. Bury and Oldham Athletic are considered the club’s fiercest rivals, but they have built up rivalries with the likes of Halifax Town, Burnley, Stockport County, Wigan Athletic and Accrington Stanley as well.
Back in 1962 Rochdale made it to the Football League Cup final, with the team facing Norwich City in the title game. The Canaries proved to be a big catch for the Dale, but this is still considered the club’s biggest success. It has to be noted that the Spotland Stadium outfit have three Lancashire Cup titles as well (1948/1949, 1970/1971, 2004/2005).