Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Crawley and Walsall, the two mid-table sides, go head to head at People’s Pension Stadium on Matchday 43. The Red Devils aim to build on back-to-back wins over Barrow and Newport, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Ashley Nadesan, who found the net in the last league match, should continue to lead the line for the hosts, while both Jack Powell and Jordan Tunnicliffe are major doubts.
The Saddlers, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Carlisle United. Walsall missed out on a playoffs spot, but they surely want to finish the season in style. Since the visitors will go for a win as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Rory Holden remains on the sidelines with injury, while all Donervon Daniels, Liam Kinsella, and Rollin Menayese will be assessed ahead of Monday’s clash.
Highlighted Player (Kwesi Appiah ):
Born in Thamesmead, England on August 12, 1990, Kwesi Appiah is a professional footballer who plays for AFC Wimbledon in the League One. Due to his dual citizenship, Appiah is eligible to play for Ghana and he made his debut with the Black Stars in a 2-1 win over South Africa on January 27, 2015.
The pacey forward scored his first goal for the national team in a 3-0 win over Guinea on February 1, 2015. Appiah started his club career at Ebbsfleet United, but the list of clubs he played for is pretty long.
Appiah wore Peterborough United, Weymouth, King’s Lynn, Kettering Town, Brackley Town, Thurrock, Margate, Crystal Palace, Aldershot Town, Yeovil Town, Cambridge United, Notts County, Reading and Viking shirts before signing a permanent deal with AFC Wimbledon in 2017. His main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine performances as both second striker and left winger as well.
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.