Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Salford City will be looking to build on a routine 3-0 win over Southend United when they welcome Crawley Town at their Peninsula Stadium. The Lions quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Port Vale where Henderson failed to convert a penalty kick, and, no doubt, they are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Crawley. You should bear in mind that Salford are undefeated at home ground in the 2020/21 League Two campaign.
The Reds, on the other hand, continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels. Crawley Town suffered a 2-1 loss at Exeter in their last league match, and seeing that they have already lost three games on the road this season, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the Lions. You should bear in mind that Salford City are eyeing their first ever win over Crawley Town in the League Two.
Highlighted Player (Tom Clarke):
Tom Clarke is a defender who plays for Preston North End. He used to play for Huddersfield Town, Halifax (loan), Bradford City (loan) and Leyton Orient (loan) in the past and in May, 2013 he joined the Lilywhites.
On 5 August, 2013 Clarke scored the winner for Preston against Blackpool and it has to be noted that it was his only second appearance for the club. Tom is Nathan Clarke’s brother and his main position is centre back. However, the Preston footballer is capable of playing as both left and right back as well. Tom Clarke played for England U18 and U19 teams and he scored one goal for the national team at international youth level.
Clarke won Football League One play-offs on two occasions. He did it with Huddersfield Town in 2012 and with Preston in 2015. He made 35 appearances for the Lilywhites in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign, but he failed to find the net.
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.