Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Scunthorpe United will look to make amends for the EFL Trophy defeat to Manchester City U21 when they take on Tranmere Rovers at Sands Venue Stadium on Matchday 5. The Iron are still eyeing their first league win of the season, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Tranmere. Jake Scrimshaw returns to the starting XI after he was rested in the EFL Trophy defeat.
The Super Whites, on the other hand, have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team failing to find the net in the previous three games in all competitions. Since Scunthorpe want this win more than Tranmere, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from Saturday’s clash. Micky Mellon could opt to make changes to the starting XI, with all Doohan, McManaman, and Watson pushing for a start.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Clarke):
Jordan Clarke is a professional footballer who plays for League Two club Scunthorpe United. Born on November 19, 1991, Clarke is a product of the Coventry City football academy. He continued playing for the Sky Blues at senior level and after scoring 4 goals in 125 appearances for the club, he moved to Scunthorpe United in 2015.
It has to be noted that he had a short loan spell with Yeovil Town as well during the 2014/15 season. Jordan Clarke made his Scunthorpe debut in the League Two in a 2-0 loss to Swindon Town on August 3, 2019. Clarke’s main position is right-back, but he is used as both centre and left back as well.
Since he was a very talented player, Jordan Clarke earned call-ups for both England U19 and U20 teams. Speaking of his personal life, you should know that the Scunthorpe United defender attended Coundon Court School in Coundon, Coventry.
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.