Walsall vs. Grimsby Town Prediction, Tips & Odds – Aug. 27 2022 16:00 CET
One very interesting game will be played at Bescot Stadium in Walsall between Walsall and Grimsby in English League Two.
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Walsall Team News
Since the relegation to League Two in 2019, Walsall always finished in the second part of the table with 12th, 16th, and 19th place and too far from the top of the table.
This summer changed my ambitions too much. The new American owner comes into the club. Walsall signed a lot of players and quality players too, and everybody expects them to be much better this season and to fight for the top 7.
In Michael Flynn, they have one of the best managers in this league and they started the season very good in the first three games with three wins but after that, they were knocked out of League Cup by League One side Charlton and picked up only two points in three league games.
Walsall is very good defensively at the start of the season. They conceded only three goals, they are the second-best team in xG goals against, and they allowed only 32 shots to their opponents. The attack can do better. They scored seven goals but four of them in the first game of the season. Danny Johnson has been brilliant this season and he already scored five goals for Walsall.
Grimsby Town Team News
They were promoted from the National League as a playoff winner. Grimsby has a squad good enough to stay in this league, so no one expects them to be in the relegation fight.
Grimsby started the season with one win from the opening four games with two goals scored and three goals conceded. They are struggling with a striker because they don’t score enough and both goals were scored by a midfielder and defender. Even in a cup game where they scored four goals defenders and midfielders scored all goals.
The problem for Grimsby is the injury of their main striker and the last season’s top scorer John McAtee who will be out until the end of the calendar year.
The last time they played together was in the 2020/21 season. Walsall won at home 1-0 and at Grimsby, the game was finished with a 1-1 draw.
Team News and Injuries
Walsall: Conor Wilkinson is injured.
Grimsby Town: Andy Smith is questionable, as Jordan Cropper and Stephen Wearne too. John McAtee is injured.
Walsall vs. Grimsby Town Prediction
We think that Walsall is much closer to picking up all three points here. They are a very good team and they must bounce back from three games without a win. Grimsby has the problem with strikers and with squad depth. Grimsby is not so good team on the road with eight wins and eight defeats in the National League last season.
We will put a bet on Walsall to win this game.
Prediction: Walsall to win.