Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After suffering a 3-1 loss at Cheltenham in midweek, Morecambe will look to return to winning ways in the League One when they take on Plymouth at the Mazuma Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Morecambe produce much better showings at home than on the travels, and you should know that they have recorded three wins in front of home fans this term. Head coach Stephen Robinson should stick to the 3-5-2 formation with Ayunga and Stockton up front.
The Pilgrims, on the other hand, aim to retain top position in the standings, and their pacey attackers should take advantage of Morecambe’s shaky defence. Plymouth are more of a team than Plymouth, and we are positive that the promotion-chasing visitors will prove their worth on the field. A man to keep an eye on in the away side will be Ryan Hardie, who has netted eight goals in the new League One campaign.
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 (Plymouth):
Nicknamed the Pilgrims, Plymouth are a professional football club that host their rivals at Home Park. The stadium, which can hold up to 18,600 people, was built in 1892 and opened the following year. Plymouth footballers wear dark green jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while light green and white are the dominant colours of their away kit.
The Pilgrims made it to the FA Cup semi-finals in the 1983-84 season, with the team advancing to the Football League Cup semis on two occasions (1964-65, 1973-74). The Pilgrims recorded their biggest win against Millwall on January 16, 1932, with the team beating the Lions 8-1, and they repeated the success in 1994 as they rolled over Hartlepool United in the Second Division.
The club suffered their heaviest defeat against Stoke City (0-9) on December 17, 1960. Fellow Devon teams Exeter City and Torquay United are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals.