Our prediction for this League 2 match:
All eyes will be on Blundell Park when Grimsby Town and Walsall take on each other in the League Two round 38. The Mariners produced a fine display in a midweek clash with Barrow, with Luke Spokes scoring the winner in the second half. Grimsby aim to keep their survival hopes alive, and they should take advantage of Walsall’s current form. You should know that the Mariners are eyeing their first home win since February 23 when they defeated Crawley Town 2-1.
The Saddlers, on the other hand, have been slipping down the standings week by week. Walsall failed to win the previous eleven league fixtures, and given the importance of Saturday’s clash for the hosts, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Paul Hurst’s troops. In the first half of the season Walsall defeated Grimsby Town, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Sean Scannell):
Sean Scannell is a winger who plays for Huddersfield Town. The Irish footballer is capable of playing up front as well and he began his senior career at Crystal Palace, before penning a three-year contract with Huddersfield Town.
The English player, who was born in Croydon on 17 September 1990, made 25 outings for Huddersfield in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign, scoring one goal for the club. Sean Scannell has 10 caps for Republic of Ireland Under-21 side, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. Scannell was named Republic of Ireland Young Player of the Year in 2007, and in 2008 he was Crystal Palace’s Young Player of the Year.
His contract with Huddersfield Town expires on 30 June, 2019 and his highest market value was €1 million back on 8 January, 2009. Sean Scannell started his youth career in Addiscombe Corinthians, but he played for Crystal Palace youth teams as well.
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.