Our prediction for this League 1 match:
The Mazuma Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Morecambe and Port Vale, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. The Shrimps are determined to secure the League One survival, and their three-game winning run is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of upcoming challenges. New signing Dynel Simeu is likely to make his Morecambe debut against Port Vale, while Ousmane Fane is no longer part of the team.
The Valiants, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team dropping to 11th place in the table following a 2-0 loss to Peterborough. Since the relegation-threatened hosts want this win more than the visitors, we predict that Derek Adams’ troops are going to pick up all three points from the match. As for the away side, both Connor Hall and Brad Walker have left the club in the January transfer window.
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 (Port Vale):
Nicknamed the Valiants, Port Vale are a professional club that compete in the League Two. Port Vale welcome their rivals at Vale Park, and they wear white and black kit when playing in front of home fans. Yellow, on the other hand, is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The Valiants’ home ground, which was built in 1950, can hold up to 49,768 people. Championship side Stoke City are seen as one of the club’s fiercest rivals, but their rivalry is pretty healthy. The two teams first met on December 2, 1882, with the Potters emerging triumphant (1-0).
The Valiants maintain a rivalry with fellow League 2 club Crewe Alexandra as well. Speaking of the club’s titles, it has to be noted that Port Vale have won Football League Trophy on two occasions (1993, 2001). A 9-1 win over Chesterfield from September 24, 1932 is the club’s biggest triumph.