Two North West sides are set to lock horns in League Two this weekend as Morecambe face Salford City.
Morecambe currently sit 11th in League Two with two wins, one draw and two losses from their first five games of the season.
The Shrimps have registered wins at to Walsall, 2-1, and Bradford City, 3-0, alongside away defeats at Mansfield Town, 3-0, and Harrogate Town, 2-0, in addition to a 0-0 draw at home to Notts County.
It's been a solid start to the season for Morecambe all things considered but their form away from home when compared to their form on their own patch is a concern.
Morecambe's most recent outing saw them fall to a 2-0 defeat away at a struggling Harrogate Town with Farrend Rawson seeing red not long after the hour mark.
The defeat means Morecambe have now lost both of their away games so far this season by a combined scoreline of 5-0 and considering Morecambe registered just two league wins away from home last season that will likely stand as an early concern for manager Derek Adams.
Morecambe will want to make their mark on League Two this season following relegation from League One last time out and while their start has been decent there is still clearly a lot to improve on.
They have a tough test here but on their own patch Morecambe fancy themselves to beat most sides.
Salford City currently sit 10th in League Two with two wins, one draw and two losses from their first five games of the season.
Salford have registered wins away at Forest Green Rovers, 2-0, and Tranmere Rovers, 4-3, while losing at home to Accrington Stanley, 1-2 and away at Grimsby Town, 2-0, in addition to drawing 1-1 with Crawley Town.
It's been a mixed start to the campaign for a Salford side that are hoping, as always, to mount a promotion push as they chase a place in League One.
However, they clearly have some work to do to reach that level as several of their opening games have demonstrated, not least the 1-2 defeat to Accrington Stanley in their most recent league game.
A Ryan Watson penalty in the 88th minute reduced what was a 0-2 deficit to 1-2 but that wasn't enough for Salford to rescue a point from a game in which they can have few complaints at losing.
Salford did at least inject some much-needed team spirit into the dressing room with a win over Championship club Leeds United on Tuesday night after knocking out The Whites on penalties following a 1-1 draw.
Salford will now come into this game amidst an air of positivity in the dressing room but it won't be an easy game to take three points from.
For our Morecambe vs. Salford prediction, we're going for a 1-1 draw.