Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Salford City will be aiming to escape the danger zone when they take on Grimsby Town in the League Two round 25. The Lions experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-1 loss to Tranmere and given their eight-game winless run in the league, home win should not be considered. To make things even worse for the home side, forward Conor McAleny serves a one-game ban against Grimsby.
The Mariners, meanwhile, aim to recover from a 2-0 loss to Mansfield Town. Considering that the visitors will go for a win as well in Friday’s encounter, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Sudan international Abobaker Eisa is widely expected to replace Rekeil Pyke in the starting XI. You should bear in mind that Salford City defeated Grimsby Town 4-1 in their last encounter at Peninsula Stadium.
Highlighted Team (Salford):
Founded during the Second World War (1940) as Salford Central, the League Two side play their home games at Moor Lane. The stadium, which was opened in 1978 and renovated in 2019, can hold up to 5,108 spectators. The Lions wear red jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while white and black are the dominant colours of their away kit.
Salford City secured promotion to the League 2 at the end of the 2018/19 as they defeated Flyde 3-0 in the National League play-offs final. The match was played at Wembley Stadium, with Touray, Pergianni, and Dieseruvwe scoring for the Lions.
In the 1977/78 season Salford City won their first Manchester Premier Cup trophy, with the team repeating the success the following year. Bury are seen as the club’s main rivals, but their rivalry with the likes of Oldham and Rochdale is pretty big as well.