Our prediction for this League 2 match:
One Call Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Mansfield Town and Grimsby Town, the two teams who are almost level on points in the League Two standings ahead of Matchday 26. Mansfield Town quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Bradford City, with the team beating Cambridge United in their first game of the new year.
The Yellows aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and a man to watch in the home team will be on Nicky Maynard, who scored a hat-trick in the triumph over Cambridge United. Grimsby Town, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Salford City, but beating Mansfield Town at One Call Stadium is easier said than done. Since the visitors will be without injured midfielder Jordan Cook in Saturday’s clash, home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Bobby Olejnik):
Born in Vienna, Austria on November 26, 1986, Bobby Olejnik is a goalkeeper who plays for League Two side Mansfield Town. Olejnik started his youth career at Austria Wien, but in 2003 he moved to Aston Villa. Despite signing a professional contract with the Villans, he did not see any game action for the Villans at senior level.
The 188-cm tall shot-stopper played for the likes of Lincoln City (loan), Falkirk, Torquay United, Peterborough United, Scunthorpe United (loan), York City (loan), and Exeter City before joining Mansfield Town. Bobby Olejnik made his League Two debut with the Yellows on December 30, 2017, in a 2-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers.
Olejnik has 13 caps with the Austria U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. Olejnik’s preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 12 jersey at Mansfield Town.
Highlighted Team (Grimsby):
Founded back in 1878 as Grimsby Pelham, Grimsby Town are a professional football club that compete in League Two, the English fourth tier. Grimsby Town welcome their opponents at Blundell Park, the stadium which has the capacity of 9,027 people (all seated).
The Pilgrims are well known for their black jerseys with white stripes, whilst blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. Grimsby Town made it to the FA Trophy final on two occasions (2012/13, 2015/16), but they have yet to win the title in the competition. The likes of Hull City and Scunthorpe United are regarded as the club’s main rivals.
The Pilgrims registered their biggest win on September 4, 1925, as they crushed Tranmere Rovers 8-0. Speaking of their heaviest loss, Grimsby Town were beaten by Arsenal 9-1 on January 28, 1931. Pat Glover is sitting in top position in the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 180 league goals on his account.