Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Northampton Town will look to stay in automatic promotion berth when they host Crawley Town to their Sixfields Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Following four consecutive wins, the Cobblers suffered a heavy 5-2 loss to Swindon in their first game of the year, and, no doubt, they are eager to get back on course in the League Two. Australian tactician Jon Brady should opt to make changes to the starting XI, with all Flores, Kabamba, and Connolly pushing for a start.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Leyton Orient and Colchester United, but beating Northampton on the road is easier said than done. A close match is on the cards at Sixfields Stadium, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. A man to watch in the away team will be Crawley No. 10 Ashley Nadesan, who scored a brace in the triumph over the U’s.
Highlighted Player (Joseph Mills):
Joseph Mills is an Aston Villa product who plays for Northampton Town in the League One. Mills moved to Southampton in 2006, and he continued playing for the Saints at senior level. After ending his loan spells with Scunthorpe United and Doncaster Rovers, the pacey left-back joined Reading in 2011, but he made no more than 15 appearances for the Royals in the league.
After his short spell with Burnley, Joseph Mills moved to Oldham Athletic, and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Perth Glory, Shrewsbury Town, and Forest Green Rovers as well before moving to Northampton Town.
Mills was born in Swindon, England on October 30, 1989, and he wears the No. 23 shirt with the Cobblers. His primary position is left-back, but coaches use him as a left midfielder as well. He has a contract with Northampton Town which should expire in June 2022.
Highlighted Team (Crawley):
Crawley Town are an English football club that compete in the League 2. The club was founded back in 1896 and in the 2011/2012 season they secured promotion to the English fourth tier for the first time. The Devils play their home games at Broadfield Stadium, the venue which was built and opened in 1997.
The stadium has a capacity of 6,144 spectators and is owned by Crawley Borough Council. Crawley Town are well known for their red home kit, with the team wearing white shirts and sky blue shorts when playing on the travels. Crawley Town fans consider AFC Wimbledon the club’s biggest rivals, but they have rivalries with Brighton and Swindon Town as well.
In 1959 the Devils won the Metropolitan League Cup, which is considered one of the club’s biggest successes. Crawley Town won the Sussex Professional Cup in 1970, the Gilbert Rice Floodlight Cup in 1980 and 1984, the Southern Counties Combination Floodlight Cup in 1986, and the Sussex Senior Cup in 1990 and 1991.