Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Walsall and Harrogate take on each other at Bescot Stadium on day 16 of the new League Two campaign. The Saddlers occupy 15th place in the standings, with the team heading into the match following a 1-1 draw with Sutton. Walsall failed to beat Harrogate in the previous four encounters between the two teams, but the bookies still see them as favourites to win Tuesday’s clash. Australia midfielder Brandley Comley is banned for the hosts.
The Sulphurites, on the other hand, produce much better showings at home than on the travels, and given their poor run (0-1-4) away from home, we predict that Walsall are going to emerge triumphant in the midweek showdown. Joe Mattock limped off with injury in a 1-1 draw with Tranmere, with Josh Austerfield likely to step up. All Will Smith, Max Wright, George Thomson, and Stephen Dooley remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Donervon Daniels):
Donervon Daniels is a 186-cm-tall defender who plays for Wigan Athletic. He was born in Montserrat on 24 November, 1993 and he is a product of WBA football academy. After spending several seasons on loan at Tranmere Rovers, Gillingham, Blackpool and Aberdeen, Daniels signed for Wigan Athletic on a three-year-contract on June, 2015 and he netted his first goal for the Latics against Scunthorpe United two months later.
He made 33 appearances for Wigan in the 2015/2016 League One campaign and no doubt he helped the club secure promotion to the Championship. His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing at right back as well. His highest market value was €250 000 on May 30, 2016.
Daniels has contract with Wigan Athletic which expires on 30 June, 2018. It has to be noted that that he was awarded WBA Young Player of the Year for the 2011/2012 season. Donvervon Daniels is a right-footed player.
Highlighted Team (Harrogate):
Harrogate Town is an English club that welcomes their rivals at Wetherby Road. Opened on August 28, 1920, the venue can hold up to 5,000 spectators (500 seated). The club was founded back in 1914, with the Sulphurties facing Horsforth in their first competitive match on August 30, 1919.
Harrogate Town footballers wear yellow and black shirts when playing at home, while pink is the dominant colour of their away jersey. The Sulphurties did well to win the Whitworth Cup in the 1919/20 season, while the club’s biggest success in the FA Cup came in the 2012/13 when they made it to the second round.
Simon Weaver is one of the most notable footballers who played for Harrogate Town in the past. The team’s manager for the 2020/21 season played for several English clubs, and he has been very successful in the coaching job as well.