Walsall | Walsall v Stevenage - Preview
UK time is: 17:20:38
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Walsall vs. Stevenage

Banks's Stadium

01/01/13

3pm

Walsall v Stevenage - Preview

A New Year, a new start...we hope.
Walsall face Stevenage at home tomorrow. We welcome all from Stevenage.

Vital Quotes:

Dean Smith 'Everyone is playing their part at the moment and during what is a busy period, we are looking after ourselves in the right way in order to be ready for each game.




This will be another tough one, there is no doubt about that. Stevenage are a big and powerful side who, just like last season, are challenging in the higher echelons of the table'

Walsall Team News:

Walsall striker Febian Brandy, who has scored twice in his last three outings, is suspended after picking up five yellow cards.

George Bowerman is likely to step in, while defender Dean Holden is still struggling with an ankle injury.

Player to watch: George Boweman

We finally give a start to our joint leading goalscorer George Bowerman.

Many will question why he hasnt featured much in recent months but its likely to be down to Smith's preference for hard working strikers over natural goalscorers.

Stevenage Team News:

Stevenage have had extra time to rest after Saturday's visit of Notts County was postponed.

Defender Jon Ashton's long-term Achilles injury makes him the only notable absentee for Boro.

Player to watch: Lucas Atkins

The prolific front man has scored 8 goals already this season.

Match Facts & Stats

Stevenage have won only 1 game in their last 7 outings and have conceeded 15 goals in that spell.

Walsall havent lost in their last 4 home games.

We face Stevenage for the 4th time in our history, having not yet beat them.

Our last encounter at The Banks's Stadium ended 1-1, with Andy Butler scoring our goal.

Ref Watch:

The man in the middle is Scott Mathieson from Cheshire. The high profile referee has officiated 22 games this season and has issued 42 yellow cards and 4 red this season.

Match Prediction:

Given Stevenage poor form recently I would be dissapointed if we didnt take all 3 points and kick on this roller coaster season. 2-0, goals from Bowerman and Grigg.

Next Fixtures:

WALSALL v Portsmouth - 04/01/13
Crewe v STEVENAGE 05/01/13


The Journalist

Writer: Kev Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 31 2012

Time: 6:45PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Walsall Articles

Archived Walsall Articles

List All Vital Saddlers Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Port Vale 0 - 5 Walsall
Walsall 3 - 1 Fleetwood
Walsall 2 - 1 Shrewsbury
Bradford 4 - 0 Walsall
Walsall 1 - 1 Swindon
Walsall 1 - 0 Southend

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Wigan 46 24 15 7 +37 87
2. Burton 47 25 11 11 +20 86
3. Walsall 46 24 12 10 +22 84
4. Millwall 46 24 9 13 +24 81
5. Bradford 46 23 11 12 +15 80
6. Barnsley 46 22 8 16 +16 74
7. Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 +13 74

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Striker becomes first signing
Crewe : 26/05/2016 14:55:00
Striker set to sign
Crewe : 26/05/2016 13:59:01
Peterborough Chairman Discusses Bradshaw Transfer
Walsall : 26/05/2016 13:48:00
Latics v Liverpool Preseason Fixture Date Announced
Wigan : 26/05/2016 13:35:01
City Boss Looks to Add to Transfer Jigsaw
Coventry : 26/05/2016 09:53:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who Will Win League 1 Play-Offs?
Suggested By:  Vital Kev
Walsall 31%
Barnsley 50%
Millwall 17%
Bradford 2%