Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Morecambe will be looking to move closer to automatic promotion places when they take on Walsall at Bescot Stadium on Matchday 45. Morecambe are four points behind third-place Bolton, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for them. Keep in mind, though, that defender Liam Gibson is sidelined with injury, while midfielder Kelvin Mellor misses the match through suspension.
The Saddlers, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe. Considering that Walsall have already secured the League Two survival, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors, who are determined to secure a top-three finish. All Lavery, Willis, Bates, and Leak are pushing for a start for the home team. It has to be noted that Derek Adams’ troops have already recorded nine wins on the road in the 2020/21 League Two campaign.
Highlighted Player (James Clark ):
Born in Berlin, Germany, James Clark is an experienced defender who plays for Walsall in the League Two. After spending his youth career at Watford, Clark played for the likes of Oxford United, Oxford City, Salisbury City, Woking, and Bristol Rovers before joining Walsall on a two-year deal.
The defender, who wears the No. 5 jersey at Walsall, has a contract with the Saddlers which should expire in June 2021. His primary position is centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a right-back as well. His preferred foot is right. James Clark made his League Two debut with Walsall on August 3, 2019 in a 1-0 win over Northampton Town.
He scored his first goal for the Saddlers in the Northampton Town clash as well, helping the team pick up all three points from the PTS Academy Stadium clash. Clark scored his first professional goal during his spell with Bristol Rovers. He found the net in a 2-1 win over Wycombe at the start of the 2018/19 season.
Highlighted Team (Morecambe):
Based in Lancashire, England, Morecambe are a professional club that compete in the League 2. The Shrimps were founded in 1920, and they welcome their home rivals at Globe Arena. The venue, which was opened in August, 2010, can hold up to 6,476 people.
Morecambe wear red shirts and red shorts when playing in front of home fans, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit. Fellow Lancashire-based club Accrington Stanley are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals. The Shrimps have rivalries with the likes of Lancaster City, Fleetwood Town, Barrow, Kendal Town, and Southport as well.
In 1974 Morecambe won the FA Trophy as they defeated Dartford 2-1 in the title game, and 14 years later they lifted the Conference League Cup trophy. The Shrimps secured promotion into the Football League with a 2-1 win over Exeter City in the 2007 play-offs final.