Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Tranmere Rovers and Port Vale go head to head at Prenton Park in what is expected to be an entertaining League Two game. Tranmere aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over ten-man Morecambe, with the team eyeing their fifth consecutive win in the English fourth tier. The Super Whites are determined to book their place in the playoffs, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play against Port Vale.
The Valiants, on the other hand, did well to crush Southend United 5-1 in their last league match. Port Vale are sitting in the middle of the table ahead of Saturday’s clash, meaning that the hosts want this win more than the visitors. Given Tranmere’s thrilling form in 2021, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Merseyside.
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 (Port Vale):
Nicknamed the Valiants, Port Vale are a professional club that compete in the League Two. Port Vale welcome their rivals at Vale Park, and they wear white and black kit when playing in front of home fans. Yellow, on the other hand, is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The Valiants’ home ground, which was built in 1950, can hold up to 49,768 people. Championship side Stoke City are seen as one of the club’s fiercest rivals, but their rivalry is pretty healthy. The two teams first met on December 2, 1882, with the Potters emerging triumphant (1-0).
The Valiants maintain a rivalry with fellow League 2 club Crewe Alexandra as well. Speaking of the club’s titles, it has to be noted that Port Vale have won Football League Trophy on two occasions (1993, 2001). A 9-1 win over Chesterfield from September 24, 1932 is the club’s biggest triumph.