Our prediction for this League 2 match:
The Peninsula Stadium will host Boxing Day match between Salford City and Crewe Alexandra. Crewe aim to build on a thrilling 5-1 win over Stevenage Chuma Anene scored a brace, and they are seen as favourites to win Thursday’s football match against the Lions. Seeing that the Railwaymen aim to regain their spot in the top three, we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the mid-table side.
Yet another man to watch in the away team will be experienced attacker Chris Porter, who is likely to recover in time to face Salford City on Boxing Day. The hosts, on the other hand, are on a five-game winless run in the League Two, with the team sitting in the 14th position in the standings. Anyhow, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the Lions, who impressed in the triumph over Stevenage.
Highlighted Player (Adam Rooney):
Born in Dublin, the Republic of Ireland, on April 21, 1988, Adam Rooney is a professional footballer who plays for Salford City in the League Two. Rooney played for the likes of Home Farm, Cherry Orchard, Crumlin United, and Stoke City during his youth career, and he continued playing for Stoke City at the senior level.
After spending several seasons on loan at Yeovil Town, Chesterfield, and Bury, the Irish footballer joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 2008. Adam Rooney played for the likes of Birmingham City, Swindon Town (loan), Oldham Athletic, and Aberdeen before joining Salford City. Rooney’s main position is centre-forward, but he is used as a left winger as well.
The Salford City striker has nine caps for the Republic of Ireland U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. Adam Rooney wears the number 9 jersey at Salford City.
Highlighted Team (Crewe):
Crewe Aleandra are a professional football club that welcome their rivals at Gresty Road. The stadium was built in 1906, and it can hold up to 10,153 spectators. Founded back in 1877, Crewe Alexandra play their home games in red shirts and white shorts, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The Railwaymen played their first game against North Staffs in 1877, with the two teams sharing the spoils (1-1) at Alexandra Recreation Ground. Nowadays, Crewe compete in the League 2 where they take on their main rivals Port Vale. In 2014 a match between the two sides resulted in violence and arrests. The likes of Wrexham, Macclesfield Town, Shrewsbury Town, and Stoke City are considered the club’s rivals as well.
In 2013 Crewe Alexandra clinched the Football League Trophy as they defeated Southend United 2-0 in the title game at Wembley Stadium. Goals from Max Clayton and Luke Murphy helped the Railwaymen clinch their first and only Football League Trophy.