Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Tranmere Rovers will try to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Walsall when they face Swindon Town in the League Two round 23. The Super Whites are still sitting in the danger zone, but Saturday’s clash could be the turning point for the home team. Forward Harvey Sounders is widely expected to return to the starting XI as Nigel Adkins should make changes to the team that suffered the defeat at the weekend.
Michael Flynn’s troops, on the other hand, failed to impress in back-to-back losses to AFC Wimbledon (0-4) and Barrow (0-3) and given the importance of Saturday’s game for the hosts, we predict that the visitors are going to return home with their hands empty. In their last meeting in the English fourth tier Tranmere defeated Swindon 1-0 and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. There are no fresh injury concerns in the visiting team.
Highlighted Team (Tranmere):
Based in Birkenhead, Merseyside, Tranmere Rovers are a professional club that compete in the League One. Tranmere were founded back in 1884 under the name of Belmont FC, with the football arms of cricket clubs Lyndhurst Wanderers and Belmont coming together. The club recorded their first win later in 1884 as they outclassed Brunswick Rovers 4-0.
Nowadays Tranmere Rovers play their home games at Prenton Park, the venue which can hold up to 15,567 people. The Rovers wear white shirts and blue shorts in home matches, but back in the 19th century orange and red were the dominating colours on their kit.
Tranmere fans see Bolton Wanderers as the club’s main rivals, but they have built a small rivalry with Chester City and Everton as well. The Prenton Park outfit did well to make it to the League Cup final in the 1993/1994 season, but Aston Villa proved to be a big catch for them in the title game.