Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Buoyed by the Carabao Cup win over Rotherham, Salford City will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Exeter City in their League Two opener. The Lions can’t wait for the new season to begin as they are seen as No. 2 favourites to secure automatic promotion to League One. Salford City chiefs were very active in the summer transfer window, but the hosts can’t afford any complacency in Saturday’s showdown.
Exeter, on the other hand, failed to spoil Bristol City’s party at Ashton Gate Stadium in the opening match of their EFL Cup campaign, and It seem as if the Grecians have yet to recover from the heavy 4-0 loss to Northampton in the playoffs final. Anyhow, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Lions, who are eager to secure a top-three finish.
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 (Exeter):
Nicknamed the Grecians, Exeter City are a professional football club that welcome their rivals at St. James Park. The stadium was opened in September 1904, and it can hold up to 8,696 spectators. Exeter City play their homes in white jerseys with red stripes, and black shorts, while violet and yellow are the dominant colours of their away kit.
The Grecians made it to the FA Cup quarter-finals on two occasions (1930/31, 1980/81), with the team advancing to the FA Trophy semis in the 2005/06 season. The likes of Harry Gee, Cliff Bastin, Maurice Setters, Dick Pym, Fred Whitlow, Arnold Mitchell, Tony Kellow, Fred Binney, Darran Rowbotham, Lee Sharp, and David Pleat are one of the most notable footballers who played for Exeter City in the past.
Plymouth Argyle, Torquay United, Bristol Rovers, and Yeovil Town are considered the club’s fiercest rivals. The Grecians currently compete in the League Two.