Our prediction for this League 2 match:
High-flying Tranmere Rovers will be aiming to extend their winning run in League Two to six games when they host Walsall at their Prenton Park. The Super Whites did not make a flying start to the season, but it seems as if boss Keith Hill has now put all pieces of the puzzle together. The hosts are brimming with confidence ahead of Saturday’s football match, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach against Walsall.
The Saddlers, on the other hand, failed to win the previous six games in all competitions, and, as a result, bookies seem them as underdogs in the Prenton Park clash. Given Tranmere’s current form, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. You should bear in mind that the Super Whites are eyeing their fifth consecutive clean sheet in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Stefan Payne):
Born in Lambeth, England on August 10, 1991, Stefan Payne is an English footballer who plays for Tranmere Rovers as a forward. Payne is a product of Croydon youth academy and he played for the likes of Sutton United, Fulham, Gillingham, Braintree Town, Aldershot Town, Sutton United, Macclesfield Town, Ebbsfleet United, AFC Hornchurch, Dover Athletic, Barnsley, Shrewsbury Town and Bristol Rovers before signing a permanent deal with Tranmere Rovers in the summer of 2019.
Stefan Payne has one cap with the England national football C team. His main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine performances as both right and left winger as well. Stefan Payne’s preferred foot is right and his contract with Tranmere Rovers should expire on June 30, 2021.
In the 2017/2018 season the English defender made it to the EFL Trophy final with Shrewsbury, but Lincoln City proved to be a big catch for the Blues in the title game.
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.