Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Walsall and Harrogate square off against each other at Bescot Stadium in what is expected to be an interesting League Two game. The Saddlers did well to crush lower-league side Sheppey United 4-1 in their FA Cup opener, with the team putting an end to their three-match winless run and they are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s clash as well. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Isaac Hutchinson, who produced a brilliant display in the FA Cup triumph.
The Sulphurites, on the other hand, aim to build on the FA Cup triumph over Marine. As Harrogate looked sharp in front of goal at the weekend as well, we are going to place our bets on both teams to score. Forward Luke Armstrong is widely expected to return to the starting XI after he was rested in the FA Cup 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.