Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Saturday’s football match at the People’s Pension Stadium pits together Crawley Town and Grimsby Town, the two teams who are almost level on points in the League Two standings. Crawley Town aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Walsall, where they dropped their advantage in the dying minutes of the match, but beating Grimsby is easier said than done.
The Mariners, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Exeter City. Grimsby Town have been struggling in front of goal of late, and you should bear in mind that there have been under 2.5 goals in each of their previous eight league fixtures. Anyhow, Crawley Town and Grimsby Town seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. When the two teams met at Blundell Park earlier this term they played out a 1-1 draw.
Highlighted Player (Gyliano van Velzen):
Gyliano van Velzen is a professional football player who was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on April 14, 1994. Van Velzen is a product of the famous Ajax football academy, but in 2010 he moved to the Manchester United football school. Despite signing a professional deal with the English giants, he did not see any game action for the Red Devils in the Premier League.
After ending his loan spell with Royal Antwerp in 2013, he signed a permanent deal with Eredivisie side Utrecht. The pacey Dutch winger played for the likes of Volendam and Roda as well before joining League Two side Crawley Town. Gyliano van Velzen made his Crawley Town debut in a 3-1 loss to Forest Green Rovers on October 5, 2019.
His main position is a left winger, but he is used as a right winger as well. Since Gyliano van Velzen has dual citizenship, he is eligible to represent both Netherlands and Suriname on the international stage.
Highlighted Team (Grimsby):
Founded back in 1878 as Grimsby Pelham, Grimsby Town are a professional football club that compete in League Two, the English fourth tier. Grimsby Town welcome their opponents at Blundell Park, the stadium which has the capacity of 9,027 people (all seated).
The Pilgrims are well known for their black jerseys with white stripes, whilst blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. Grimsby Town made it to the FA Trophy final on two occasions (2012/13, 2015/16), but they have yet to win the title in the competition. The likes of Hull City and Scunthorpe United are regarded as the club’s main rivals.
The Pilgrims registered their biggest win on September 4, 1925, as they crushed Tranmere Rovers 8-0. Speaking of their heaviest loss, Grimsby Town were beaten by Arsenal 9-1 on January 28, 1931. Pat Glover is sitting in top position in the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 180 league goals on his account.