Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After recording a 2-1 win over Sutton at Gander Green Lane, Salford City will be aiming to climb to automatic promotion places when they face Grimsby Town in the League Two round 2. The Lions are after their fourth home win of the process, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s encounter. There are no fresh selection worries in the home team, while Richard Nartey is a major doubt.
The Black and Whites, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back defeats to Swindon (1-2) and Carlisle (1-2). Since Grimsby have been struggling at the back of late, we predict that Salford will give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend. Teenage forward Lewis Richardson is widely expected to return to the starting XI, speaking of the away team. In their penultimate meeting in the English fourth tier Salford hammered Grimsby 4-0.
Highlighted Player (Tom King):
Thomas Lloyd King is a professional footballer who plays for Newport County as a goalkeeper. Born in Plymouth, England, on March 9, 1995, Tom King played for the likes of Manchester 62, Portsmouth, and Crystal Palace during his youth career.
Despite signing a professional deal with Crystal Palace, the English shot-stopper did not see any game action with the Eagles at the senior level. Tom King moved to Millwall in the summer of 2014, signing a one-year deal with the capital club. After making only 11 appearances for the Lions in the League One, King joined League two side Newport County on June 7, 2019, signing a two-year deal with the South Wales outfit.
It has to be noted that Thomas Lloyd King played for the likes of Welling United, Braintree Town, Stevenage, and AFC Wimbledon on loan as well before signing a deal with Newport County. Tom King has one cap with the England U17 despite his dual citizenship (England/Wales).
Highlighted Team (Grimsby):
Founded back in 1878 as Grimsby Pelham, Grimsby Town are a professional football club that compete in League Two, the English fourth tier. Grimsby Town welcome their opponents at Blundell Park, the stadium which has the capacity of 9,027 people (all seated).
The Pilgrims are well known for their black jerseys with white stripes, whilst blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. Grimsby Town made it to the FA Trophy final on two occasions (2012/13, 2015/16), but they have yet to win the title in the competition. The likes of Hull City and Scunthorpe United are regarded as the club’s main rivals.
The Pilgrims registered their biggest win on September 4, 1925, as they crushed Tranmere Rovers 8-0. Speaking of their heaviest loss, Grimsby Town were beaten by Arsenal 9-1 on January 28, 1931. Pat Glover is sitting in top position in the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 180 league goals on his account.