Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Crown Ground will host Saturday’s League One game between Accrington and Shrewsbury. John Coleman’s troops aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to MK Dons, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Shrewsbury Town. John Coleman is likely to stick to the 3-5-2 formation, with Charles and Bishop up front. You should bear in mind that Accrington are eyeing their third home win of the season.
The Shrews, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 3-0 loss to Portsmouth, with the team beating Gillingham 2-1 in their last league match. Steve Cotterill’s troops aim to escape the relegation zone, but given Accrington’s fine home record at the start of the season, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Keep in mind that both Harry Burgoyne and Davis Davis are banned for the match.
Highlighted Player (Stephen Sama):
Born in Bamenda, Cameroon on March 5, 1993, Stephen Sama is a towering defender who plays for Accrington Stanley in the League One. After moving to Germany, Sama received German citizenship in 2009, and, as a result, he represented the European country at youth level.
The Cameroon-born player has 16 caps in total for Germany U17, U18, U19 and U20 teams. Speaking of his club career, Stephen Sama played for the likes of Schwarz-Weiss Eppendorf, Wattenscheid, Bochum, Borussia Dortmund, and Liverpool before moving to Stuttgart. Sama played for the likes of Greuther Furth, Osnabruck, and Heracles Almelo before signing a deal with League One club Accrington Stanley.
The 188-cm tall defender made his League One debut on September 12, 2020 in a 2-0 win over Peterborough United. His main position is centre-back, but he is used as both right-back and defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Shrewsbury):
Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Shrewsbury Town are a professional club that play home games at New Meadow stadium, the venue which was opened in 2007 and has the capacity of 10,361. Shrewsbury Town were founded back in 1886, with some reports indicating the club was established at the Lion Hotel.
The Blues wear blue shirts with yellow stripe and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kit is purple. Mickey Brown holds the club record for most appearances as he played 190 games for the club, scoring 9 goals in the league. Both Wolverhampton and Walsall are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but there have always been fireworks in matches between Shrewsbury Town and Hereford United as well.
The two teams face each other in the “A49 derby” and it has to be noted that the Blues have built rivalries with Chester City and Wrexham as well.