Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Stevenage and Salford go head to head at Broadhall Way in the League Two on Saturday afternoon. Stevenage aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Bradford City, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Salford. The Boro continue with their old habit of being tough to beat at home, while struggling on the travels, and, no doubt, they are capable of matching the Lions at Broadhall Way.
Salford, on the other hand, did well to crush Grimsby Town 4-0 in their last away game, with the team sharing the spoils with Forest Green in their last league match. Salford are eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet in all competitions, and seeing that they are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach against Stevenage, a low-scoring affair is on the horizon. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their previous two meetings in the League Two.
Highlighted Player (Ben Nugent):
Born in Welwyn Garden City, England on November 29, 1992, Ben Nugent is a professional footballer who plays for Stevenage as a defender. Nugent spent his youth career at Cardiff City, and he continued playing for the Bluebirds at senior level, making 12 league appearances for the club.
After spending a couple of season on loan at Brentford, Peterborough United, and Yeovil Town, the 196-cm tall defender signed a permanent deal with Crewe Alexandra in the summer of 2015. Ben Nugent then moved to Gillingham where he made 23 appearances in the league in the 2017/2018 season.
Nowadays, he plays for Stevenage in the League Two. Nugent made his debut with the Boro in a 2-2 draw with Tranmere Rovers on August 4, 2018. His main position is centre-back, and his preferred foot is right. Speaking of individual awards, Ben Nugent won Cardiff City Young Player of the Year award for the 2012/2013 season.
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.