Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Crawley, Salford will be looking to return to winning ways in the League Two when they face Scunthorpe at Sands Venue Stadium on Tuesday evening. The Lions have big ambitions for the 2020/21 season, and a win over Scunthorpe will see them regain their spot in top seven. Considering that the game will be played behind closed doors due to the fierce of coronavirus spread, away win should be considered.
You should bear in mind that Salford are eyeing their third away win of the season. The Iron, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Exeter City, and given their slow start to the season, anything but a routine away win will be a major surprise. You should bear in mind that the hosts are on a six-game losing run in all competitions ahead of the midweek clash.
Highlighted Player (Richie Towell):
Richie 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. Richie Towell has two Irish Premier League trophies with Dundalk (2013, 2014).
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.