Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Walsall will be looking to extend their winning run at home to three games when they host Morecambe at Banks’s Stadium on Matchday 30. The 2019/2020 season has been a mixed bag for the Saddlers, and, as a result, they sit in the middle of the table ahead of the visit of Morecambe. Walsall are ten points behind the play-offs berth, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts.
The visitors, on the other hand, have been struggling at the back of late, with the team suffering a loss in each of their previous five away games in the League Two. Considering that Walsall produce much, much better showings on home soil than on the travels, the visitors are likely to return home empty-handed from the trip to West Midlands. One of the men to watch in the home team will be Elijah Adebayo, who is likely to lead the line for the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Shay Facey):
Shay Facey is a product of the Manchester City football academy who plays at Walsall as a defender. The 179-cm-tall footballer played for the likes of New York City, Rotherham United, and Heerenveen on loan before signing a permanent deal with Walsall in the summer of 2019.
Facey made his League Two debut with Walsall in a 2-0 loss to Oldham Athletic on October 22, 2019. Even though he represented England U16, England U17, England U19, and England U20 teams in the past, he has yet to earn a call-up with the England senior team. Shay Facey’s main position is right-back, but he is capable of producing good displays at centre-back as well. The player who has dual citizenship (England/Jamaica) wears the number 24 jersey at Walsall.
It has to be noted that he scored his first league goal during his spell at Northampton Town. Shay Facey found the net for the Cobblers in a 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town on March 20, 2018.
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.