Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Thanks to Ryan Bowman’s goal Exeter City defeated Salford City on the road in their last league match, with the team extending their winning run in the League Two to three games. The Grecians are determined to secure automatic promotion to the League One, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Walsall on Matchday 22. Exeter City did well to beat Northampton Town in their last home game in the English fourth tier, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
The Saddlers, on the other hand, are undefeated in the previous four league fixtures, but Exeter City are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the visitors than their previous rivals. It has to be noted that in their last meeting in the League One Exeter City recorded a 4-2 win over Walsall.
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.