Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Salford play host to Tranmere at their Peninsula Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Saturday’s program. The Lions made a promising start to the season, with the team winning two games and drawing two in the process. Salford have been impressive at the back of late, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence against Tranmere.
The visitors, on the other hand, regained a much-needed confidence thanks to a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe, but the match was marked by Stefan Payne’s injury. The 28-year-old was force to leave the pitch early in the first half, and he is unlikely to recover in time to face Salford. Given the Lions’ current form, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting in a competitive match Salford outplayed Tranmere 2-0.
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 (Tranmere):
Based in Birkenhead, Merseyside, Tranmere Rovers are a professional club that compete in the League One. Tranmere were founded back in 1884 under the name of Belmont FC, with the football arms of cricket clubs Lyndhurst Wanderers and Belmont coming together. The club recorded their first win later in 1884 as they outclassed Brunswick Rovers 4-0.
Nowadays Tranmere Rovers play their home games at Prenton Park, the venue which can hold up to 15,567 people. The Rovers wear white shirts and blue shorts in home matches, but back in the 19th century orange and red were the dominating colours on their kit.
Tranmere fans see Bolton Wanderers as the club’s main rivals, but they have built a small rivalry with Chester City and Everton as well. The Prenton Park outfit did well to make it to the League Cup final in the 1993/1994 season, but Aston Villa proved to be a big catch for them in the title game.