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Salford vs Harrogate Prediction, Tips & Stats

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            Last updated 18/05/2024

            Salford vs Harrogate Prediction, Tips & Stats

            The League Two season draws to a close on Saturday as Salford City hosts Harrogate Town. While neither side has a relegation battle to worry about, contrasting goals fuel their desire to end the campaign on a positive note.

            Salford, having reached the playoffs last season, find themselves a far cry from those heights. They languish in a disappointing 20th position, a season riddled with inconsistent performances that threatened their League Two status.

            Though mathematically safe with a nine-point cushion, this falls short of fan expectations. The club's focus has likely shifted towards next season's planning, but securing a win for their supporters would be a morale booster to close this forgettable chapter.

            A solitary goal from Matt Smith in the 92nd minute salvaged a 1-0 victory over Newport County last weekend, a slender lifeline after a string of underwhelming results.

            Harrogate, in stark contrast, arrive with a top-half finish within their grasp. Three points could propel them as high as 10th, a respectable accomplishment. However, their recent form needs addressing, having failed to win in their last two outings.

            Their previous encounter was a high-scoring affair against MK Dons, where Harrogate twice found themselves ahead but ultimately succumbed 5-3. Despite netting three goals, such offensive outbursts have been a rarity for Simon Weaver's men. They boast the fifth-lowest goalscoring tally in the league, highlighting their attacking struggles.

            The last meeting between these sides provided some solace for Harrogate fans, as they secured a 3-2 victory over Salford. Replicating that feat would be a welcome way to end the season, particularly after the recent dip in form.Saturday's encounter promises to be a battle of contrasting priorities. Salford, eager to banish the memory of a disappointing season, will strive for a win to appease their supporters.

            Meanwhile, Harrogate eyes a top-half finish, requiring a strong showing and a touch of luck from other results to achieve their goal. This final game of the season holds significance for both sides, making it an intriguing conclusion to the League Two campaign.

            Salford Team News

            Karl Robinson does not have any new injury concerns to contend with ahead of this weekend. Matt Smith is expected to start up front, whilst Vassell and Tilt lead the defensive line.

            Harrogate team news

            Harrogate have not reported any new injury concerns ahead of this weekend’s matchup. Simon Weaver may look to make some changes to the side which recorded a loss last time out against MK Dons.