Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After suffering three consecutive defeats in the League Two, Morecambe shared the spoils with Colchester United in their last league match. The Shrimps remained in the relegation zone, meaning that the postponed fixture against Port Vale is of big importance for the home side. Morecambe showed character in the draw with Colchester United, and they will be looking to build on the second-half performance when they take on John Askey’s charges at their Globe Arena.
The Valiants, on the other hand, proved their worth in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Stevenage, with the team extending their unbeaten run in the League Two to six games. Port Vale, who are eyeing a place in the play-offs, are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the midweek fixture, meaning that both teams to score bet should be considered. In the first half of the season Port Vale recorded a 3-1 win over Morecambe.
Highlighted Player (A-Jay Leitch-Smith):
Born in Crewe, England on March 6, 1990, A-Jay Leitch-Smith is a professional footballer who plays for Morecambe as a forward. Leitch-Smith is a product of the Crewe Alexandra football academy, and it has to be noted that he made 103 appearances for the club’s first team.
After spending several seasons on loan at Halifax Town, Newcastle Town, IBV, and Curzon Ashton, the English footballer joined Yeovil Town on a permanent basis in the 2014/2015 season. A-Jay Leitch-smith played for the likes of Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town, and Dundee (loan) as well before moving to his current club Morecambe.
Leitch-Smith is a very intelligent and creative attacker with good technical abilities. His preferred foot is centre-forward, but he is used as both second striker and right winger as well. The English footballer, who wears the number 28 jersey at Morecambe, has a contract with the Shrimps until June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Port Vale):
Nicknamed the Valiants, Port Vale are a professional club that compete in the League Two. Port Vale welcome their rivals at Vale Park, and they wear white and black kit when playing in front of home fans. Yellow, on the other hand, is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The Valiants’ home ground, which was built in 1950, can hold up to 49,768 people. Championship side Stoke City are seen as one of the club’s fiercest rivals, but their rivalry is pretty healthy. The two teams first met on December 2, 1882, with the Potters emerging triumphant (1-0).
The Valiants maintain a rivalry with fellow League 2 club Crewe Alexandra as well. Speaking of the club’s titles, it has to be noted that Port Vale have won Football League Trophy on two occasions (1993, 2001). A 9-1 win over Chesterfield from September 24, 1932 is the club’s biggest triumph.