Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Following a 2-0 loss to Stockport County, Walsall will look to start a new winning run in League Two when they take on Mansfield Town in the round 25. The Saddlers dropped to 13th place in the standings, but a win over the Yellows could see them move closer to the playoffs berth. There are no fresh selection worried in the home team, but both Maddox and James-Taylor could be recalled to the starting XI.
The visiting side, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Hartlepool. Mansfield are only five points behind automatic promotion places, meaning that Sunday’s clash is of big importance for the away team. Since Walsall struggled at the back in the midweek defeat, we are tempted to put our money on Nigel Clough’s troops. Ollie Clarke limped off with injury against the Pools, with George Lapslie likely to step up.
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 (Mansfield):
Founded in 1897, Mansfield Town are a professional club that compete in the League 2, the English fourth tier. The Stags are well known for their yellow shirts and blue shorts, while the colour of their away kit is black. Field Mill is the club’s home ground, the stadium with the capacity of 9,186.
The venue was built back in 1861 and renovated in 1999. Chesterfield and Notts County are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals. Mansfield Town did well to win the Football League Trophy in 1986/1987 season, with the team beating Bristol City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the regular time, with Kevin Kent and Glyn Riley scoring for Mansfield Town and Bristol City respectively. Goalkeeper Rod Arnold is the player with most appearances as he played 513 games for the Stags in all competitions.