Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Northampton Town welcome Salford City to their Sixfields Stadium in what is expected to be a close League Two encounter. The Cobblers failed to extend their brilliant winning run in midweek, with the team losing to Walsall at Bescot Stadium, but they are surely capable of matching the Lions in front of home fans. All Shaun Williams, Tyler Magloire, Danny Hylton, and Akinwale Odimayo should miss out through injuries for the home team.
Salford City, on the other hand, aim to move closer to automatic promotion places, but given Northampton’s impressive home record, we believe that gamblers from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. In their last meeting in the English fourth tier the Cobblers defeated the Lions thanks to Paul Lewis’ goal, and yet another close encounter is on the horizon.
Highlighted Player (Tom King):
Thomas Lloyd King is a professional footballer who plays for Newport County as a goalkeeper. Born in Plymouth, England, on March 9, 1995, Tom King played for the likes of Manchester 62, Portsmouth, and Crystal Palace during his youth career.
Despite signing a professional deal with Crystal Palace, the English shot-stopper did not see any game action with the Eagles at the senior level. Tom King moved to Millwall in the summer of 2014, signing a one-year deal with the capital club. After making only 11 appearances for the Lions in the League One, King joined League two side Newport County on June 7, 2019, signing a two-year deal with the South Wales outfit.
It has to be noted that Thomas Lloyd King played for the likes of Welling United, Braintree Town, Stevenage, and AFC Wimbledon on loan as well before signing a deal with Newport County. Tom King has one cap with the England U17 despite his dual citizenship (England/Wales).
Highlighted Team (Salford):
Founded during the Second World War (1940) as Salford Central, the League Two side play their home games at Moor Lane. The stadium, which was opened in 1978 and renovated in 2019, can hold up to 5,108 spectators. The Lions wear red jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while white and black are the dominant colours of their away kit.
Salford City secured promotion to the League 2 at the end of the 2018/19 as they defeated Flyde 3-0 in the National League play-offs final. The match was played at Wembley Stadium, with Touray, Pergianni, and Dieseruvwe scoring for the Lions.
In the 1977/78 season Salford City won their first Manchester Premier Cup trophy, with the team repeating the success the following year. Bury are seen as the club’s main rivals, but their rivalry with the likes of Oldham and Rochdale is pretty big as well.