Our prediction for this League 2 match:
The Peninsula Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Salford City and Northampton Town. Salford City did not kick off the second half of the season in style, with the team losing to the likes of Grimsby Town and Walsall in the first two games in 2020. The hosts are eager to move a little closer to the play-offs berth, but they face a difficult task in the clash against the in-form Cobblers.
Northampton Town defeated Stevenage in the first game of the year, while shocking Burton Albion in the FA Cup round 3 at the weekend. The visitors are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Greater Manchester, and we believe that they are going to beat the wounded Lions on Matchday 27. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Sam Hoskins, who has found his goal-scoring touch of late.
Highlighted Player (Ritchie Towell):
Ritchie Towell is a professional footballer who was born in Dublin, Ireland on July 17, 1991. After starting his youth career at Crumlin United, Towell was spotted by Celtic scouts in 2007, and he decided to join the famous Scottish outfit.
However, he made only one appearance for the Hoops at senior level, coming as a substitute for Jos Hooiveld in a 2-2 draw with Inverness in November 2010. Ritchie Towell played for the likes of Hibernian (loan), Dundalk, Brighton, and Rotherham United (loan) as well before signing a deal with his current club Salford City.
The Salford City midfielder has nine caps with the Republic of Ireland U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up with the senior team. His primary position is central midfield, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well. Ritchie Towell has two Irish Premier League trophies with Dundalk (2013, 2014).
Highlighted Team (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.