Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Saturday’s football game at Field Mill pits together Mansfield Town and Tranmere Rovers, who face each other on the opening day of the season. The Yellows’ defence looked pretty shaky in a 4-0 loss to Preston in the Carabao Cup, and it is no surprise the odds for the away win have been dropping. Mansfield boss Graham Coughlan is widely expected to make a number of changes to the team that suffered elimination in the EFL Cup.
The Super Whites, on the other hand, were beaten by Harrogate on penalties in their Carabao Cup opener. Tranmere aim to kick off the new League Two season in style, and seeing that the likes of Paul Lewis, Jay Spearing, Otis Khan, James Vaughan, Joe Murphy, Lee O’Connor, and Calum MacDonald joined the club in the summer, away 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 (Tranmere):
Based in Birkenhead, Merseyside, Tranmere Rovers are a professional club that compete in the League One. Tranmere were founded back in 1884 under the name of Belmont FC, with the football arms of cricket clubs Lyndhurst Wanderers and Belmont coming together. The club recorded their first win later in 1884 as they outclassed Brunswick Rovers 4-0.
Nowadays Tranmere Rovers play their home games at Prenton Park, the venue which can hold up to 15,567 people. The Rovers wear white shirts and blue shorts in home matches, but back in the 19th century orange and red were the dominating colours on their kit.
Tranmere fans see Bolton Wanderers as the club’s main rivals, but they have built a small rivalry with Chester City and Everton as well. The Prenton Park outfit did well to make it to the League Cup final in the 1993/1994 season, but Aston Villa proved to be a big catch for them in the title game.