Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After suffering four consecutive defeats in the League One, Bolton Wanderers shared the spoils with Bristol City in midweek, with Daryl Murphy scoring the equalizer after 82 minutes. The Trotters remained in the relegation zone in the League One standings, with the team facing yet another must-win situation against Tranmere Rovers. The hosts are likely to leave their hearts on the field against the Rovers, and we are positive that they are going to find the net in Saturday’s relegation six-pointer.
Tranmere Rovers aim to escape the relegation zone as well, but away win should not be considered as the hosts want this win more than the visitors. The rock-bottom side will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways in the League One; therefore, we predict that the Rovers are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Greater Manchester.
Highlighted Player (Ali Crawford ):
Born in Lanark, Scotland on July 30, 1991, Ali Crawford is a professional footballer who plays for Doncaster Rovers as a midfielder. As a kid, Crawford played for a local club Milton Rovers before joining Heart of Midlothian football school.
He continued playing for the Hearts first team and after scoring 31 goals in 227 appearances for the club, he moved to Doncaster Rovers in the summer of 2018. Ali Crawford signed a two-year deal with the Donny, scoring his first ever goal for the club in a 3-2 win over Rochdale on October 13, 2018.
The Scottish footballer, has yet to make his debut with the national team, plays for Doncaster Rovers as a left midfielder, but he is used as both central and attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right and he has a contract with the League One side until June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Tranmere):
Based in Birkenhead, Merseyside, Tranmere Rovers are a professional club that compete in the League One. Tranmere were founded back in 1884 under the name of Belmont FC, with the football arms of cricket clubs Lyndhurst Wanderers and Belmont coming together. The club recorded their first win later in 1884 as they outclassed Brunswick Rovers 4-0.
Nowadays Tranmere Rovers play their home games at Prenton Park, the venue which can hold up to 15,567 people. The Rovers wear white shirts and blue shorts in home matches, but back in the 19th century orange and red were the dominating colours on their kit.
Tranmere fans see Bolton Wanderers as the club’s main rivals, but they have built a small rivalry with Chester City and Everton as well. The Prenton Park outfit did well to make it to the League Cup final in the 1993/1994 season, but Aston Villa proved to be a big catch for them in the title game.