Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Blundell Park will host Wednesday’s football game between Grimsby Town and Salford City, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the standings ahead of Matchday 25. The Mariners, who aim to put an end to their eleven-game winless run in the League Two, are only five points clear of the relegation zone, meaning that the upcoming festive fixture is of big importance for them.
However, home win should not be considered as Grimsby Town have been struggling in front of goal of late. Salford City, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Crewe Alexandra and Oldham Athletic. Brandon Thomas-Asante proved his worth in the 4-1 win over the Latics, meaning that the 21-year-old is likely to keep his place in the starting XI. When the two teams met at the Peninsula Stadium earlier this term, Mark Shelton’s goal helped Salford City beat Grimsby Town.
Highlighted Player (Ludvig Ohman):
Born in Umea, Sweden on October 9, 1991, Carl Ludvig Ohman is a defender who plays for Grimsby Town in the League Two. Ohman began his youth career at Sandakerns SK, and in 2007 he moved to the fellow Swedish club Kalmar FF.
The experienced centre-back continued playing for Kalmar FF at the senior level, but in 2016 he decided to take a step forward in his career, signing a deal with J-League club Nagoya Grampus. Ludvig Ohman played for the likes of AFC Eskilstuna and IF Brommapojkarna as well before joining his current club.
Ohman made his Grimsby Town debut in a 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic on September 14, 2019, finding the net in the dying minutes of the match. The 191-cm tall defender has eight caps with the Sweden U19 team while making eight appearances with the U17 team. He can be used as both centre and right back.
Highlighted Team (Salford):
Founded during the Second World War (1940) as Salford Central, the League Two side play their home games at Moor Lane. The stadium, which was opened in 1978 and renovated in 2019, can hold up to 5,108 spectators. The Lions wear red jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while white and black are the dominant colours of their away kit.
Salford City secured promotion to the League 2 at the end of the 2018/19 as they defeated Flyde 3-0 in the National League play-offs final. The match was played at Wembley Stadium, with Touray, Pergianni, and Dieseruvwe scoring for the Lions.
In the 1977/78 season Salford City won their first Manchester Premier Cup trophy, with the team repeating the success the following year. Bury are seen as the club’s main rivals, but their rivalry with the likes of Oldham and Rochdale is pretty big as well.