Neil Wood’s Salford City travel to the Racecourse Ground, where they will face Wrexham. The most recent meeting between the two sides was in the 2018/19 National League season, when Salford won 2-0.
Phil Parkinson’s Wrexham have been pure entertainment this season and they have certainly lived up to their Hollywood connections. The Red Dragons sit in seventh place after 12 games on 20 points. However, it seems that when Wrexham play at home, they are a completely different side to when they play away. On the road, Wrexham have the second lowest overall average goals per game, 1.83, whereas at home, their matches average a simply astonishing six goals per game …
Last time out in League Two, Wrexham just edged Crawley, thanks to a 13th minute Ollie Palmer goal. They showed togetherness and defensive solidity throughout the game and especially from the 66th minute when Andy Cannon was sent off. Crawley dominated from that moment, but Arthur Okonkwo stood strong in goal.
Salford’s season can be described as a rollercoaster ride, with plenty of ups and downs. They started the campaign relatively strong, but they suffered six defeats in a row in September. Luckily in recent weeks, the Ammies have returned to winning ways. Neil Wood’s side seem to be all or nothing this season and have only drawn once in 12 matches. Salford sit In 13th place and other than their poor spell, they have been rather solid, especially on the road where they have the fourth best away record.
Crewe were the latest side to be handed a defeat by Salford, as the Ammies ran away with a 4-2 home victory. The visitors opened the scoring in the 27th minute, but a Matt Smith brace either side of the break gave the hosts the lead. Despite having the lead, Salford continued to attack and Ryan Watson and Kevin Berkoe scored to seal the tie.
On paper, this match should see goals from both sides and the two clubs are in good form going into the tie. However, Wrexham should just have too much quality in attack for the Salford backline.
The final prediction is Wrexham 3-1 Salford.