Our prediction for this League 2 match:
A place in the League One will be at stake when Northampton Town and Exeter City face each other at Wembley Stadium on Monday evening. The Cobblers came from two goals behind to beat Cheltenham Town in the two-legged die, and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to London. Talented midfielder Callum Morton, who scored a brace in the Whaddon Road clash, will be one of the men to watch in Keith Curle’s team.
Exeter City, on the other hand, defeated Colchester United after extra-time, with Ryan Bowman scoring the winner after 111 minutes. The Grecians are eager to return to the League One following an eight-year absence, but seeing that both teams are likely to adopt a cautious approach in the decider, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Exeter City full back Jack Sparkes remains in the recovery room, while Northampton boss Keith Curle has a full squad to choose from.
Highlighted Player (Jake Taylor):
Jake Taylor is a product of the Reading football academy who plays for Exeter City in the League Two. Taylor spent his youth career at Reading, and he continued wearing the blue and white shirt at senior level.
After scoring two goals in 31 appearances with the Royals in the league, the English footballer spent several seasons on loan at the likes of Aldershot Town, Exeter City, Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town, Leyton Orient, and Motherwell. In 2016 Jake Taylor returned to Exeter City, signing a permanent deal with the St James Park outfit.
Despite being born in Ascot, England, on December 1, 1991, Taylor represents Wales on the international stage. He has ten caps with the Wales U21 team, and he made his debut with the Dragons at the senior level in a 2-1 win over Cyprus on October 13, 2014. His primary position is central midfielder.
Highlighted Team (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.