Our prediction for this League 2 match:
All eyes will be on St. James Park when Exeter City and Northampton Town face each other in the League Two derby on Saturday. Exeter City aim to regain their spot in the top three, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Northampton Town. The Grecians proved their worth in a hard-fought 1-0 win at Crawley Town, with the team keeping their second consecutive clean sheet in the League Two.
The hosts are likely to rely on their solid defence against Northampton Town, who seem to be on top of their game at the moment. The Cobblers recorded five wins in their last six league fixtures, meaning that they are capable of matching Exeter City at St. James Park. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and we are tempted to put our money on draw.
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.