Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Walsall and Crewe take on each other at Bescot Stadium in what is expected to be a close League Two encounter. The Saddlers aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Accrington and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against the Railwaymen. Isaac Hutchinson is pushing for a start, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Crewe, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team failing to win the previous four league matches. The visitors experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 defeat to Barrow, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the home side. Luke Offord is back from suspension for the visiting side. In their last meeting at the venue the two sides played out a goalless draw, but we are tempted to put our money on the hosts this time out.
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.