Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Tranmere Rovers and Shrewsbury Town, the two teams who were beaten by Ipswich Town and Shrewsbury Town respectively at the weekend, face each other at Prenton Park on day 12 of the new League One campaign. The Super Whites aim to make amends for a heavy 4-1 loss to Ipswich Town and seeing that a win over the Shrews will see them move away from the relegation zone, we predict that the hosts will leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s football match.
Shrewsbury Town, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 3-0 loss to Fleetwood Town and seeing that they have been struggling in front of goal of late, home win should be considered. When the two teams met in the EFL Trophy last year Shrewsbury Town hammered Tranmere Rovers 6-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Darren Potter):
Darren Potter is a former Liverpool school boy captain who currently plays for Rotherham United in the Championship. Born in Liverpool on December 21, 1984, Potter made two appearances for the Reds in the English top flight, but you should know that he featured in Liverpool’s run to the Champions League final in the 2004/2005 season, coming from the bench against Bayer Leverkusen in the last 16 of the elite competition.
Darren Potter is a right-footed central midfielder, who plays as a defensive midfielder as well. The 183-cm tall footballer was part of Milton Keynes Dons from 2011 to 2017 when he signed a two-year contract with Rotherham United. Darren Potter played for Sheffield Wednesday, Wolverhampton and Southampton in the past as well.
Speaking of his international career, he has five caps with Republic of Ireland national team. Potter made his debut with the Boys in Green in a friendly against Ecuador on May 23, 2007.
Highlighted Team (Shrewsbury):
Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Shrewsbury Town are a professional club that play home games at New Meadow stadium, the venue which was opened in 2007 and has the capacity of 10,361. Shrewsbury Town were founded back in 1886, with some reports indicating the club was established at the Lion Hotel.
The Blues wear blue shirts with yellow stripe and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kit is purple. Mickey Brown holds the club record for most appearances as he played 190 games for the club, scoring 9 goals in the league. Both Wolverhampton and Walsall are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but there have always been fireworks in matches between Shrewsbury Town and Hereford United as well.
The two teams face each other in the “A49 derby” and it has to be noted that the Blues have built rivalries with Chester City and Wrexham as well.