Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Cheltenham Town and Salford City face each other at Whaddon Park in a highly-anticipated League Two clash. The Robins aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Barrow, and a win over Salford City will see them retain top position in the standings. Both Williams and Vassilev are pushing for a start as Smith and Azaz were anything but impressive in the midweek defeat.
The Lions, on the other hand, failed to turn their dominance into goals in a draw with Colchester United, and, no doubt, they are eager to return to winning ways in the English fourth tier. Salford City, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and that is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the league leaders. Ian Henderson is widely expected to return to Salford’s starting XI after the veteran was rested in the midweek match.
Highlighted Player (Chriss Hussey):
Born in Hammersmith, England, Christopher Hussey is an experienced defender who plays for Cheltenham Town in the League Two. After spending his youth career at the likes of Woking and AFC Wimbledon, Hussey continued playing for the Dons at senior level.
He played for a number of English clubs in the past, but, no doubt, the most notable one is Sheffield United. Chris Hussey made seven appearances for the Blades in the League One, but nowadays he is a League Two player. His main position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a left midfielder as well.
It has to be noted that he was called up for the England C team as a standby. Christopher Hussey made his Cheltenham Town debut on August 21, 2018 in a 1-1 draw with Macclesfield Town. He scored his first goal with the Robins in a 4-2 loss to Mansfield Town.
Highlighted Team (Salford):
Founded during the Second World War (1940) as Salford Central, the League Two side play their home games at Moor Lane. The stadium, which was opened in 1978 and renovated in 2019, can hold up to 5,108 spectators. The Lions wear red jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while white and black are the dominant colours of their away kit.
Salford City secured promotion to the League 2 at the end of the 2018/19 as they defeated Flyde 3-0 in the National League play-offs final. The match was played at Wembley Stadium, with Touray, Pergianni, and Dieseruvwe scoring for the Lions.
In the 1977/78 season Salford City won their first Manchester Premier Cup trophy, with the team repeating the success the following year. Bury are seen as the club’s main rivals, but their rivalry with the likes of Oldham and Rochdale is pretty big as well.