Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Cheltenham Town will be looking to retain their spot in top three when they host Walsall at their Whaddon Park on Matchday 13. The Robins quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Oldham, with the team beating Carlisle United on the road, and, no doubt, the triumph gave them a confidence boost. Cheltenham are determined to secure automatic promotion to League One, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Walsall.
The Saddlers sit in the middle of the table, with the team collecting 13 points in total. Walsall will be without talented midfielder Alfie Bates in Saturday’s football match, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the promotion-chasing hosts. In their last meeting at Whaddon Park Cheltenham recorded a 3-1 victory over Walsall, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
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.