Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Morecambe and Plymouth, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table, take on each other at the Mazuma Stadium on Friday afternoon. The Shrimps are desperate to secure the League One survival, but their current form is not giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Plymouth. Considering that Morecambe experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-0 loss to Barnsley, home win should not be considered.
The Pilgrims, on the other hand, aim to overtake Sheffield Wednesday in top position, and given their fine performance in a 2-0 win over Accrington, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. James Bolton limped off with injury at the weekend, with Dan Scarr likely to step up. In the first half of the season Plymouth defeated Morecambe 2-1, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Donald Love):
Donald Love is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town as a defender. Love’s main position is right-back, but he is used as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Born in Rochdale, England on December 2, 1994, Donald Love started his youth career at Nortwich Town before joining Manchester United football academy in 2002.
Eleven years later he signed a professional contract with the famous English club and he made his Man Utd debut in a 2-1 loss to Midtjylland in the 2015/2016 Europa League knockout stages. During his spell at Manchester United Donald Love was sent on loan to Wigan Athletic and in the summer of 2016 he joined Sunderland.
After making 27 appearances for the Black Cats in the league, Love moved to fellow League One side Shrewsbury Town. Despite being born in England, Donald Love represents Scotland in international matches. The Shrewsbury Town defender has 5 caps with Scotland U21 team.
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.