Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Following a hard-fought 1-0 win at Colchester, Northampton Town will look to climb to automatic promotion berth when they face Harrogate at EnviroVent Stadium on Tuesday evening. The Saddlers are determined to return to the League One, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to secure a top-three finish. Tyler Magloire limped off with injury at the weekend, with Aaron McGowan likely to step up.
Harrogate, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their five-game winless run, but they will have a big fish to fry in the midweek clash. Northampton are more of a team than Harrogate, and we predict that the promotion-chasing visitors will prove their worth on the field. As for the home team, Levi Sutton misses out with injury, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the visitors this time out.
Highlighted Player (Joe Mattock):
Joe Mattock is a professional footballer who plays for Rotherham United in the Championship. Mattock was born on 11 May, 1990 in Leicester, England and he began his senior career at Leicester City. He plays as a left back and his contract with Rotherham United expires on 30 June, 2017.
Joe Mattock played for West Bromwich Albion, Sheffield United, Portsmouth and Brighton in the past and he represented England on the international stage as well. He has 1 cap for England U17 team, 13 caps for the U19 team and 5 for England U21 team. Mattock started his youth career at Leicester City and he was voted Leicester’s academy played of the 2006/2007 season. He made his debut for the Leicester City senior team on 14 April, 2007, in a 2-1 loss to Norwich City.
He came as a substitute in the second half of the match, replacing Gareth McAuley at left back. Speaking of his personal life, Mattock was sentenced to ten months in prison on October 2011 as he pleaded guilty to a charge of affray.
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.