Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Buoyed by a hard-fought 1-0 win over Oldham, Leyton will be looking to keep their 100% record intact when they take on Mansfield Town on Saturday afternoon. Leyton showed character in the opening match of the season, with Danny Johnson scoring a late winner. Johnson has been scoring goals for fun in all competitions at the start of the season, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Mansfield Town, on the other hand, failed to turn their dominance into victory in a goalless draw with Tranmere. The Yellows looked solid at the back in the opening match of the season, and given Leyton’s defensive display in the triumph over Oldham, a low-scoring affair is on the cards at Brisbane Road. You should bear in mind that Mansfield Town failed to find the net in the previous four games in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Craig Clay):
After spending his youth career at Chesterfield, Craig Clay continued wearing the Spireites jersey at senior level. The English midfielder made 27 appearances for Chesterfield in the league before signing a deal with York City in the 2013/2014 season.
It has to be noted that he played for the likes of Barrow and Alfreton Town on loan as well before signing the deal with the Minstermen. Born in Nottingham, England on May 5, 1992, Craig Clay was part of Halifax Town, Worksop Town, Grimsby Town, and Motherwell squad as well in the past. Nowadays, the 180-cm tall midfielder plays for Leyton Orient in the League Two, the English fourth tier.
He made his League Two debut with the O’s on August 3, 2019, in a 1-0 win over Cheltenham Town. Craig Clay has one cap with the England C national team as he represented the Three Lions in a 2-0 win over the Ukraine U20 team on March 22, 2016.
Highlighted Team (Mansfield):
Founded in 1897, Mansfield Town are a professional club that compete in the League 2, the English fourth tier. The Stags are well known for their yellow shirts and blue shorts, while the colour of their away kit is black. Field Mill is the club’s home ground, the stadium with the capacity of 9,186.
The venue was built back in 1861 and renovated in 1999. Chesterfield and Notts County are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals. Mansfield Town did well to win the Football League Trophy in 1986/1987 season, with the team beating Bristol City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the regular time, with Kevin Kent and Glyn Riley scoring for Mansfield Town and Bristol City respectively. Goalkeeper Rod Arnold is the player with most appearances as he played 513 games for the Stags in all competitions.