Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Sands Venue Stadium will host Saturday’s football match between Scunthorpe and Port Vale. The Iron failed to impress in their first pre-season friendly, with the team losing to Lincoln 4-0, and seeing that there will be no spectators in their Carabao Cup opener, home win should not be considered. The Valiants, on the other hand, aim to make amends for the unsuccessful 2019/20 League Two campaign where they finished the process only one point above the playoffs berth.
Port Vale are eager to make a flying start to their EFL Cup campaign, but beating Scunthorpe on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at Sands Venue Stadium, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. Port Vale summer signing Theo Robinson is widely expected to make his competitive debut against Scunthorpe.
Highlighted Player (Adam Hammill):
Adam Hammill is an English footballer who plays for Barnsley in the Championship. Hammill was born on January 25, 1988 in Liverpool and he played for the Reds during his youth career (1995-2006). However, did not see any first-team football with the Anfield outfit as he was sent on loan to Dunfermline Athletic.
The pacey winger played for the likes of Southampton, Blackpool and Barnsley on loan as well and in 2009 he signed a permanent deal with the Tykes. After scoring 12 goals in 64 appearances in the league for Barnsley, Adam Hammill joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in the winter of 2011. Hammill played no more than 23 games for the Wolves (league) and in 2013 he signed a three-year contract with Hudersfield Town and he played for the Terriers from 2013 to 2015.
After spending the second half of the 2014/2015 season on loan at Rotherham United, he re-joined Barnsley on November 9, 2015 and he has been playing for the Championship club ever since. Adam Hammill is a winger, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Port Vale):
Nicknamed the Valiants, Port Vale are a professional club that compete in the League Two. Port Vale welcome their rivals at Vale Park, and they wear white and black kit when playing in front of home fans. Yellow, on the other hand, is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The Valiants’ home ground, which was built in 1950, can hold up to 49,768 people. Championship side Stoke City are seen as one of the club’s fiercest rivals, but their rivalry is pretty healthy. The two teams first met on December 2, 1882, with the Potters emerging triumphant (1-0).
The Valiants maintain a rivalry with fellow League 2 club Crewe Alexandra as well. Speaking of the club’s titles, it has to be noted that Port Vale have won Football League Trophy on two occasions (1993, 2001). A 9-1 win over Chesterfield from September 24, 1932 is the club’s biggest triumph.