Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Cheltenham Town and Walsall, the two teams who kicked off the second half of the season in style, face each other at Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Cheltenham Town sit in the top seven in the League Two standings, but they have yet to secure their place in the play-offs. Despite rolling over Oldham Athletic in their last league match, head coach Michael Duff must warn his men against complacency.
The Saddlers, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Leyton Orient and Salford City, but beating Cheltenham Town on the road is easier said than done. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment; therefore, we are tempted to put our money on draw. In the first half of the season Cheltenham Town recorded a 2-1 win over Walsall at Banks’s Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Rohan Ince):
Rohan Ince is a professional footballer who plays for Cheltenham Town as a defensive midfielder. Born in Whitechapel, England on November 8, 1992, Ince started his football development at the Chelsea football academy.
However, despite signing a professional contract with the Blues, he did not see any game action at senior level. After playing for the Chelsea reserve set-up from 2010 to 2013, he moved to Brighton in the winter of 2013. Rohan Ince made 72 appearances in the league for the Seagulls, and he played for the likes of Fulham, Swindon Town, and Bury on loan as well before joining Cheltenham Town in 2019.
The 191-cm tall defensive midfielder made his League two debut with the Robins in a 1-0 loss to Leyton Orient on August 3, 2019. His primary position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a centre-back as well. Rohan Ince has dual citizenship (England/Jamaica).
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.