Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Following a 2-0 loss to Rochdale, Stevenage will look to return to winning ways when they face Walsall on Matchday 36. The Boro are fighting hard to secure automatic promotion, and are positive that they will go all-out attack in Saturday’s clash. Both Taylor and Smith are pushing for a start as Forster-Caskey and Tomkinson were substituted after just 33 minutes in the last league match, with Jake Reeves being ready to step up as well.
The Saddlers, on the other hand, are eyeing their first league win since January 1, but seeing that they have little to play for in the season finale, home win should be considered. Conor Wilkinson has overcome a knee injury, while there are no fresh injury concerns in the away team. In their last meeting at the venue Stevenage defeated Walsall 3-1, and we predict that history is going to repeat itself.
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 (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.