Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Mansfield will be aiming to move closer to automatic promotion berth when they host Walsall to their One Call Stadium on Matchday 14. The Yellows are undefeated at home ground this term, and it is no wonder the odds for home win have been dropping. With no fresh injury worries to report, manager Nigel Clough is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated Barrow at the weekend.
The visitors, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Northampton and AFC Wimbledon in the last two league games, but Mansfield will surely pose a much bigger threat for Michael Flynn’s troops than their previous rivals. Given Walsall’s poor away record (1-2-3), there is a big value in betting on the home side. All Oisin McEntee, Conor Wilkinson, Joss Labadie, and Joe Riley have been struggling with injuries of late, speaking of the away team.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Bowery):
Born in Nottingham, England, on July 2, 1991, Jordan Bowery is a professional footballer who plays for Mansfield Town. Bowery played for a number of English clubs, but we should mentioned the notable ones only.
The Mansfield No. 9 was a part of the likes of Aston Villa, Bradford City, Rotherham United, and Crewe Alexandra in the past. Jordan Bowery joined the Yellows in the summer of 2020, signing for the club on a free transfer. He made his Mansfield Town debut in the League two in a goalless draw with Tranmere Rovers on September 12, 2020.
Bowery scored his first goal for the Yellows in a 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient on September 19, 2020. Centre-forward is the position that suits him the most, but he is used as both left and right winger as well. His preferred foot is right. Jordan Bowery has never played for the England national team.
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.