Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Crewe will be aiming to build on a 4-2 win over Newport County when they take on Walsall on Saturday afternoon. The Railwaymen have been impressive in front of goal of late and they are likely to adopt yet another attack-oriented strategy against the Saddlers. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be centre-back Mickey Demetriou, who has already netted three goals in the League Two this term.
Walsall, on the other hand, showcased defensive vulnerabilities in a 4-2 loss to newcomers Wrexham, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the home side. Despite failing to find the net in the midweek defeat, Danny Johnson should keep his place up front, alongside talented forward Freddie Draper. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of the trip to Cheshire.
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.