Tranmere host Wrexham in the early kick off at Prenton Park this Saturday. Though both sides do have a win under their belt so far this season, Tranmere and Wrexham will both be pushing for the three points to keep them as far from the drop zone as possible.
Tranmere sit just outside of the relegation zone in 21st. After five games this season, Tranmere have just one win and four losses, putting them on three points. However, of the three teams on three points, Tranmere do have the best goal difference of negative one.
The Superwhites started their season with a 2 - 1 loss to Barrow where Joshua Hawkes’ penalty equalised in the second half but wasn’t enough. Next was a trip to MK Dons where in a game where Tranmere had more shots on target, Mohamed Eisa scored to give The Dons the 1 - 0 win. Tranmere picked up their one win against Harrogate Town. Luke Norris, Sam Taylor and Kieron Marris all scored in the 3 - 0. However, Tranmere then lost back-to-back to Salford City and Notts County. Connor Jennings, Kristian Dennis and Charlie Jolley all scored in the 4 - 3 loss to Salford and Hawkes managed a goal in the 2 - 1 loss to Notts County.
Tranmere faced Championship Leicester in the Second Round of the League Cup on Tuesday. Wilfried Ndidi and Jamie Vardy scored in the 2 - 0 win for The Foxes in a dominant display.
Wrexham, on the other hand, sit just five spots above their opponents for this weekend. The Red Dragons have just six points after one win, three draws and one loss in five games. Though Wrexham do have one of the worst goal differences of any team on six points with zero.
The Red Dragons opened their season to a tough 5 - 3 loss to MK Dons. Jacob Mendy, Jordan Davies and Anthony Forde all scored but Wrexham left the comeback a little too late to grab a point. Next was a 1 - 1 draw with Wimbledon with a goal from Elliot Lee scoring in the first half. Wrexham’s first win came against Walsall with goals from William Boyle, Ollie Palmer, Jake Bickerstaff and Lee giving The Red Dragons the 4 - 2 win. Most recently, Wrexham have suffered two draws. First a historic 5 - 5 draw with Swindon where Bickerstaff scored and both Lee and James Jones both scored a brace. The other draw was a 1 - 1 draw with Barrow with another Lee goal, this time from the penalty spot.
Wrexham played Bradford City in the Second Round of the League Cup on Tuesday. Boyle scored to level it at 1 - 1 and send it to penalties. However, Jones and Luke Young both missed to give Bradford the 4 - 3 win.
Tranmere and Wrexham is a common fixture, the two sides having met on 104 occasions. Only one win separates the two with Wrexham having 40 wins in the fixture in comparison to Tranmere’s 39 wins. The remaining 25 meetings ended in draws but the two teams will meet for the first time since 2005 this weekend.
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