Our prediction for this League 2 match:
St. James Park will host Saturday’s football match between Exeter City and Scunthorpe United, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table ahead of Matchday 9. Exeter are only one point behind the League Two playoffs berth, meaning that a win over Scunthorpe United should see them climb to top seven in the standings. The Grecians aim to build on a midweek win over Crawley Town, and you should know that they are eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground.
The Iron, on the other hand, sit in the bottom half of the table, with the team suffering a loss in each of their last four league fixtures. Scunthorpe have been struggling at the back of late, and given Exeter’s display in the triumph over Crawley, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the hosts. Myles Hippolyte returns from suspension for the visitors.
Highlighted Team (Walsall):
Founded in 1888, Walsall are a professional club that play home matches at Bescot Stadium. The capacity of the venue is 11,300 people and it was opened in 1990. Nicknamed the Saddlers, Walsall footballers wear red shirts and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while black is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Walsall played out a goalless draw with Aston Villa on April 9, 1888 in their first ever game, with the team recording their biggest win on March 4, 1899 against Darwen (10-0). The Saddlers suffered their biggest defeat on December 17, 1892 as they were beaten by Small Heath 12-0.
Walsall fans consider wolverhampton wanderers the club’s biggest rivals, but the Saddlers have rivalries with Shrewsbury Town and Port Vale as well as the two clubs are only 30 miles away from Walsall. Crystal Palace centre-back Scott Dann is one of the most notable footballers who played for the Bescot Stadium.