Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Northampton Town will be looking to build on a 3-0 win over Grimsby Town when they take on Mansfield Town at their PTS Academy Stadium. The Cobblers quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Cheltenham Town, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Seeing that Northampton are eager to keep their promotion hopes alive, we believe that they are going to emerge triumphant in Saturday’s football match against the relegation-threatened Yellows.
Mansfield Town aim to escape the relegation zone in the League Two table, but we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling the Cobblers’ party at PTS Academy Stadium. You should bear in mind that the Yellows suffered four defeats in the previous five away games in the League Two, with the team conceding ten goals in the process. In the first half of the season the two teams shared the spoils at One Call Stadium.
Highlighted Player (David Cornell):
Born in Waunarlwydd, Wales on March 28, 1991, David Cornell is a goalkeeper who plays for Northampton Town in the League Two. The 180-cm tall shot-stopper is a product of the Swansea City football school, but he did not make any appearances for the Swans at senior level.
Cornell played for the likes of Port Talbot Town, Hereford United, St. Mirren, and Portsmouth on loan before signing a permanent contract with Oldham Athletic in the 2015/2016 season. In the summer of 2016, he joined Northampton Town on a two-year deal.
Speaking of his international career, David Cornell has three caps with the Wales U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. The Northampton Town goalkeeper wears the number 1 jersey, and his preferred foot is right. He has a contract with the Cobblers until June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Mansfield):
Founded in 1897, Mansfield Town are a professional club that compete in the League 2, the English fourth tier. The Stags are well known for their yellow shirts and blue shorts, while the colour of their away kit is black. Field Mill is the club’s home ground, the stadium with the capacity of 9,186.
The venue was built back in 1861 and renovated in 1999. Chesterfield and Notts County are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals. Mansfield Town did well to win the Football League Trophy in 1986/1987 season, with the team beating Bristol City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the regular time, with Kevin Kent and Glyn Riley scoring for Mansfield Town and Bristol City respectively. Goalkeeper Rod Arnold is the player with most appearances as he played 513 games for the Stags in all competitions.