Our prediction for this League 1 match:
The Mazuma Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Morecambe and Accrington, the two mid-table sides. Morecambe aim to build on a 3-1 win over Crewe, and they will give 100% to take advantage of Accrington’s poor form. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Arthur Gnahoua, who scored a brace in the midweek triumph, while Jonathan Obika remains in the recovery room.
Accrington, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Sunderland and Wigan in the previous two league fixtures. The Accy Stanley have been struggling at the back of late, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. In the previous three meetings between the two sides Accrington emerged triumphant, meaning that Morecambe are determined to put an end to the negative trend.
Highlighted Player (A-Jay Leitch-Smith):
Born in Crewe, England on March 6, 1990, A-Jay Leitch-Smith is a professional footballer who plays for Morecambe as a forward. Leitch-Smith is a product of the Crewe Alexandra football academy, and it has to be noted that he made 103 appearances for the club’s first team.
After spending several seasons on loan at Halifax Town, Newcastle Town, IBV, and Curzon Ashton, the English footballer joined Yeovil Town on a permanent basis in the 2014/2015 season. A-Jay Leitch-smith played for the likes of Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town, and Dundee (loan) as well before moving to his current club Morecambe.
Leitch-Smith is a very intelligent and creative attacker with good technical abilities. His preferred foot is centre-forward, but he is used as both second striker and right winger as well. The English footballer, who wears the number 28 jersey at Morecambe, has a contract with the Shrimps until June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Accrington):
Founded back in 1891 and reformed in 1968, Accrington Stanley are an English football club that compete in the League One. The original team competed in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, spending the last four seasons in Lancashire Combination.
The Accy are well known for their red home kit, whilst they wear sky blue shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The League One side play their home games at Crown Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 5,450 spectators (3,100 seated). Accrington have been playing at Crown Ground since 1970.
Listed as the all-time favourite player amongst fans, Chris Grimshaw is one of the most famous Accrington Stanley footballers. However, George Stewart is the team’s top scorer, netting 136 goals in total from 1954 to 1958. It has to be noted that the Accy have yet to represent England in European competitions.