Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Prenton Park will host Saturday’s football match between Tranmere Rovers and Accrington Stanley, the two teams who sit in the danger zone in the League One standings ahead of Matchday 20. Tranmere Rovers aim to build on a routine 5-1 FA Cup win over Chichester City, but the game against Accrington will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.
The Super Whites suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Wycombe and Fleetwood in the last two league fixtures, meaning that they would be happy with one point from the Prenton Park clash. The Accy, on the other hand, rolled over Bolton Wanderers 7-1 in their last league fixture, which is yet another reason why we predict that the visitors are going to grab something from Saturday’s game. Anyhow, we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw.
Highlighted Player (Ollie Banks):
Ollie Banks is an English footballer who plays for League One side Tranmere Rovers. The Rotherham local who was born on the 21st of Septemeber, 1992, joined Rotherham United in 2010 and made his professional debut in May 2011 the following season.
Incidentally, his debut game would also mark his first professional goal in football and even his final appearance for The Millers, who released him in 2012. During the next couple of years, Banks played for several Sixth and Seven tier teams before signing a professional contract with Chesterfield FC in September 2013. Banks made over 90 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals and helping them earn promotion to League One at the end of the 13/14 season.
A notable spell at Oldham Athletic succeeded his time at The Spireties before he finally joined Tranmere Rovers in May 2018. The 27-year-old who predominantly plays as a central midfielder is known for his dynamism and versatility.
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.