A Salford City side in need of a win play in league Two this weekend as they face Walsall on home soil.
Salford City currently sit 17th in League Two with two wins, one draw and three losses from their first six games of the season.
Things have nowhere near gone to plan for Salford so far as they find themselves in a rough position in the league off the back of some disappointing results relative to pre-season expectations.
They're coming into this game amidst a concerning run of form having lost three of their last four matches against Grimsby Town, 2-0, Accrington Stanley, 1-2, and most recently Morecambe, 1-0.
The loss against Morecambe was their second defeat on the bounce and puts Salford in a worrying position in terms of form as their first six games would likely suggest there is a deeper problem than just a poor start.
They've played only two games at home to start the season with one ending in a draw and the other a defeat so the fact they have home advantage in this one does little to fill you with confidence.
Salford went to Bolton in the EFL Trophy in midweek and were put to the sword in a resounding 3-0 defeat to the Trotters, a result that further confirms their start to the season is indicative of a worrying issue.
Manager Neil Wood needs to embark upon a period of introspection if he is to root out the cause of his side's dismal showings as he likely won't be afforded the full season to remedy it - as is so often the case in modern football.
Salford desperately need a win here and despite being in poor form they'll back themselves to beat Walsall on their own patch.
Walsall currently sit 14th in League Two with two wins, two draws and two losses from their first six games of the season.
It's been a mediocre start to the campaign for the Saddlers who won't be overly dissatisfied with their showing thus far given little was expected of them coming into the campaign.
They enter this game in fair decent form, unbeaten in their last three matches with one with and two draws with their most recent game ending in a victory.
Last weekend saw them claim a handy 1-0 win over Colchester United courtesy of a goal from Isaac Hutchinson in the 65th minute.
They've not been particularly impressive away from home thus far having drawn one before losing their next two road games on the bounce so even though they're facing a Salford side out of form they'll do well to take three points here.
For our Salford vs. Walsall prediction, we're going for a 1-0 win for the home side.