Our prediction for this League 2 match:
All eyes will be on Peninsula Stadium when Salford City and Cheltenham Town face each other in the League Two derby. Salford quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Carlisle, with the team beating Barrow thanks to Hunter’s goal, and, no doubt, the triumph helped them regain a much-needed confidence. The Lions aim to retain their spot in top seven, and we are positive that they will go for a win in the Peninsula Stadium clash.
The visitors, on the other hand, are eyeing their third consecutive win in the league. Cheltenham impressed in a 5-3 win over Exeter, but beating Salford on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the horizon in the League Two derby, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. In their last meeting in the English fourth tier Cheltenham recorded a 2-0 win over Salford.
Highlighted Player (Richie Towell):
Richie Towell is a professional footballer who was born in Dublin, Ireland on July 17, 1991. After starting his youth career at Crumlin United, Towell was spotted by Celtic scouts in 2007, and he decided to join the famous Scottish outfit.
However, he made only one appearance for the Hoops at senior level, coming as a substitute for Jos Hooiveld in a 2-2 draw with Inverness in November 2010. Ritchie Towell played for the likes of Hibernian (loan), Dundalk, Brighton, and Rotherham United (loan) as well before signing a deal with his current club Salford City.
The Salford City midfielder has nine caps with the Republic of Ireland U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up with the senior team. His primary position is central midfield, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well. Richie Towell has two Irish Premier League trophies with Dundalk (2013, 2014).
Highlighted Team (Cheltenham):
Founded in 1887 by a local teacher Albert Close White, Cheltenham Town are an English club that compete in League Two. The Robins wear white jerseys with red stripes and white shorts when playing at home, while sky blue is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Cheltenham Town clinched the FA Trophy in 1998, with the team defeating Southport 1-0 in the title game. The match was played at Wembley Stadium in front of 26,837 spectators, with John Eaton scoring the only goal of the match. The Robins have won Leamington Hospital Cup, Midland Floodlit Cup, Gloucestershire Senior Cup, Cheltenham League and Gloucestershire Senior Amateur North Challenge Cup as well.
The likes of Gloucester City and Hereford are seen as Cheltenham’s traditional rivals, while, in more recent years, Forest Green Rovers have been the club’s main rivals. A 12-0 win over Chippenham Rovers (November 2, 1935), with the team suffering their biggest defeat against Tydfil (1-10) on March 8, 1952.