Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Northampton Town and Swindon Town face each other at PTS Academy Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Tuesday’s program. Northampton aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Port Vale, and a win over Swindon Town will see them move one step closer to securing a top-seven finish. The Cobblers recorded three wins in the previous four home fixtures in the League Two, which is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the midweek fixture.
The Robins, on the other hand, aim to retain top position in the standings. Swindon Town are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Northampton, but away win should not be considered as the league leaders often struggle on the travels. In their last meeting at PTS Academy Stadium the two sides played out a 1-1 draw, and history is likely to repeat itself.
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 (Swindon):
Founded by Reverend William Pitt of Liddington in 1879, Swindon Town are an English football club which compete in the League Two. The Robins welcome their rivals at County Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 15,728 spectators (all-seated), with the team wearing red shirts and white shorts when playing at home.
Gray is the dominant colour of the club which turned professional in 1894. Oxford United are considered the team’s main rivals, but the Robins have rivalries with Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, and Reading as well. In 1969 Swindon Town did remarkably well to win the English League Cup, with the team beating Arsenal 3-1 in the title game at Wembley Stadium.
John Trollope is the club’s player with most appearances as he played 889 first-team games from 1960 to 1980. Premier League attacker Charlie Austin is one of the most notable footballers who played for Swindon Town in the past.