Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Tranmere and Crawley square off against each other in a highly-anticipated League Two game at Prenton Park. The Super Whites have been impressive at home ground this season, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Crawley. Even though defender Calum MacDonald is banned, we predict that the hosts are going to grab something from Saturday’s match. The Red Devils, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Bradford City.
Forward Ashley Nadesan is sidelined through suspension for the visitors, but given their four-game unbeaten run in the League Two, they are surely capable of holding Tranmere to a draw at Prenton Park. In their last meeting in the English fourth tier Crawley Town defeated Tranmere Rovers thanks to Tom Nichols’ goal, but the share of spoils is on the cards this time out.
Highlighted Player (Jay Spearing):
After impressing in Liverpool’s youth academy, Jay Spearing made 30 appearances in the league for the first team. However, the English midfielder was playing below expectations in the Premier League and, as a result, he was sent on loan to Leicester City in 2010.
Spearing played for Bolton Wanderers on loan as well and in 2013 he signed a permanent deal with the Trotters. He scored three goals, while providing six assists for his teammates in 37 appearances for Bolton in the 2016/2017 League One campaign and, no doubt, he helped the club secure promotion to the Championship.
Jay Spearing, who was born in Wallasey, England on November 25, 1988, has yet to make his England debut. His main position is defensive midfield, but he is capable of playing as both central and left midfielder as well. Jay Spearing has a deal with Bolton Wanderers which expires in the summer of 2021.
Highlighted Team (Crawley):
Crawley Town are an English football club that compete in the League 2. The club was founded back in 1896 and in the 2011/2012 season they secured promotion to the English fourth tier for the first time. The Devils play their home games at Broadfield Stadium, the venue which was built and opened in 1997.
The stadium has a capacity of 6,144 spectators and is owned by Crawley Borough Council. Crawley Town are well known for their red home kit, with the team wearing white shirts and sky blue shorts when playing on the travels. Crawley Town fans consider AFC Wimbledon the club’s biggest rivals, but they have rivalries with Brighton and Swindon Town as well.
In 1959 the Devils won the Metropolitan League Cup, which is considered one of the club’s biggest successes. Crawley Town won the Sussex Professional Cup in 1970, the Gilbert Rice Floodlight Cup in 1980 and 1984, the Southern Counties Combination Floodlight Cup in 1986, and the Sussex Senior Cup in 1990 and 1991.