Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Stevenage and Northampton square off against each other at Broadhall Way in what is expected to be an interesting League Two game. The Boro have been struggling to find their best form of late, with the team collecting only one point in total from the previous four league fixtures. The relegation strugglers are just three points clear of bottom two, meaning that Tuesday’s clash is of big importance for them.
Jake Reeves is sidelined with injury, as well as fellow midfielder Michael Bostwick. The Cobblers, on the other hand, are determined to secure automatic promotion to the League One. Since both sides are likely to go for a win in the midweek clash, both teams to score betting option should be considered. As for the visitors, defender Sid Nelson has yet to overcome his injury, but there are no other fresh injury worries in the away side.
Highlighted Player (Jake Taylor):
Jake Taylor is a product of the Reading football academy who plays for Exeter City in the League Two. Taylor spent his youth career at Reading, and he continued wearing the blue and white shirt at senior level.
After scoring two goals in 31 appearances with the Royals in the league, the English footballer spent several seasons on loan at the likes of Aldershot Town, Exeter City, Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town, Leyton Orient, and Motherwell. In 2016 Jake Taylor returned to Exeter City, signing a permanent deal with the St James Park outfit.
Despite being born in Ascot, England, on December 1, 1991, Taylor represents Wales on the international stage. He has ten caps with the Wales U21 team, and he made his debut with the Dragons at the senior level in a 2-1 win over Cyprus on October 13, 2014. His primary position is central midfielder.
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.