Our prediction for this League 2 match:
The Wham Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Accrington and Stockport, the two teams who are almost level on points in the League Two standings. The Accy Stanley do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team losing three of their last four league matches and we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field. Defender Jay Rich-Baghuelou is banned for the match following his sending-off in a 2-0 loss to Tranmere.
The Bluebirds are on a three-game winning run in the English fourth tier and we predict that they will take advantage of Accrington’s shaky defence. A man to keep an eye on in the visiting team will be Isaac Olaofe, who scored a hat-trick in a 5-0 crushing of Wrexham at the weekend. In their last meeting in the League Two Accrington outplayed Stockport 3-0, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
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.