Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Scunthorpe United play host to Walsall at their Sands Venue Stadium on Boxing Day. Scunthorpe aim to build on a hard-fought win over Grimsby Town, and they are seen as hot favourites to win the upcoming festive fixture as well. The Iron are just seven points behind the playoffs berth, meaning that Thursday’s football game is of big importance for them.
Walsall, on the other hand, played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Exeter City at the weekend, with the team extending their unbeaten run in the league to five games. However, the Saddlers face a difficult task against the high-flying hosts, who have been scoring goals for fun of late. Scunthorpe United recorded four wins in the last five league fixtures, and we predict that they are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration on Boxing Day.
Highlighted Player (Adam Hammill):
Adam Hammill is an English footballer who plays for Barnsley in the Championship. Hammill was born on January 25, 1988 in Liverpool and he played for the Reds during his youth career (1995-2006). However, did not see any first-team football with the Anfield outfit as he was sent on loan to Dunfermline Athletic.
The pacey winger played for the likes of Southampton, Blackpool and Barnsley on loan as well and in 2009 he signed a permanent deal with the Tykes. After scoring 12 goals in 64 appearances in the league for Barnsley, Adam Hammill joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in the winter of 2011. Hammill played no more than 23 games for the Wolves (league) and in 2013 he signed a three-year contract with Hudersfield Town and he played for the Terriers from 2013 to 2015.
After spending the second half of the 2014/2015 season on loan at Rotherham United, he re-joined Barnsley on November 9, 2015 and he has been playing for the Championship club ever since. Adam Hammill is a winger, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Walsall):
Founded in 1888, Walsall are a professional club that play home matches at Bescot Stadium. The capacity of the venue is 11,300 people and it was opened in 1990. Nicknamed the Saddlers, Walsall footballers wear red shirts and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while black is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Walsall played out a goalless draw with Aston Villa on April 9, 1888 in their first ever game, with the team recording their biggest win on March 4, 1899 against Darwen (10-0). The Saddlers suffered their biggest defeat on December 17, 1892 as they were beaten by Small Heath 12-0.
Walsall fans consider wolverhampton wanderers the club’s biggest rivals, but the Saddlers have rivalries with Shrewsbury Town and Port Vale as well as the two clubs are only 30 miles away from Walsall. Crystal Palace centre-back Scott Dann is one of the most notable footballers who played for the Bescot Stadium.