Date: 18th October 2019 at 8:15pm
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When the season started most would have seen Cheltenham and Walsall reversed in the table however Cheltenham head into the game tomorrow sitting in the top seven whilst the Saddlers sit in the bottom seven.

Walsall Chairman Leigh Pomlett has already stated that he expects the second quarter to be better than the first and two games into that quarter the Saddlers find themselves on zero points, having accumulated fifteen in the opening eleven games.

With just one home win so far this season the Saddlers will be hoping to improve their home form if we are to climb the League 2 table.

TEAM NEWS

WALSALL

Dan Scarr misses out having picked up too many booking points already this season.

Cameron Pring made his return in midweek playing ninety minutes in the reserve game.

CHELTENHAM

Boss Michael Duff will be without Reuben Reid, Josh Debayo and Max Sheaf, who are still regaining fitness after respective knee, groin and hamstring injuries.

LIKELY LINE UPS?

Walsall – Roberts, Clarke, Jules, Sadler, Pring, McDonald, Kinsella, Sinclair, Holden, Adebayo, Gaffney

Cheltenham – Flinders, Raglan, Tozer, Greaves, Long, Broom, Thomas, Doyle-Hayes, Hussey, Addai, Reilly

ONES TO WATCH

WES MCDONALD (WALSALL)

Wes is our only hope in the attacking third and we will again be looking to his creativity as we try to break down a resolute Cheltenham defence.

RYAN BROOM (CHELTENHAM)

With five goals and three assists, Ryan Broom is seen as one of the divisions most feared midfielders. Having played for Darrell Clarke at Rovers he will understand what type of midfielder he is.

PAST MEETINGS

The Saddlers have faced Cheltenham on six occasions – winning three and drawing three.

The last two games between both clubs has ended in a draw.

The last time both sides met was in League 1 in 2009 where an own goal by Cheltenham’s Michael Townsend rescued a point for the Saddlers.

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee – Darren Drysdale

Linesmen – Wade Smith and David Benton

Fourth Official : Matthew Bristow

Drysdale has officiated eight games so far this season, awarding five penalties and dishing out twenty yellow cards

Drysdale has officiated a staggering fifteen games involving the Saddlers, with the Saddlers winning just three matches, drawing five and losing seven.

The last game he officiated was back in January where the Saddlers won 3-0 at Gillingham.

VITAL PREDICTION – WALSALL 1-0 Cheltenham

We either win 1-0 or concede three goals in the process. We will hope that we return back to winning ways and picking up a clean sheet.

We need to start pushing up this league.

UP NEXT

Tuesday 22nd October

Sky Bet League 2

Oldham v WALSALL

 

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