Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Mansfield Town will be aiming to make amends for a 4-2 loss to Barrow when they welcome Walsall at their Field Mill on Saturday afternoon. The Yellows experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the midweek fixture, and, to make things even worse for interim manager Richard Cooper, talented Ireland midfielder Aaron O’Driscoll is going to miss the Walsall game through suspension.
The Saddlers, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team failed to win the previous four league fixtures. Walsall failed to turn their dominance into goals in the 2-0 loss to Cambridge United, but they are surely capable of making life difficult for Mansfield Town’s shaky defence. Considering the game will be played behind closed doors due to the fierce of coronavirus spread, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting 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.