Salford City vs Tranmere RoversEFL Trophy, KO: 19:00 Oct 5, 2021, The Peninsula Stadium
Salford City host Tranmere Rovers at the Peninsula Stadium in their second Group B fixture in the EFL Trophy. Both teams have shown some good form in recent weeks and appear evenly matched heading into Tuesday’s clash.
Salford City head into Tuesday’s clash off the back of a 2-0 victory over Colchester United in their last League Two fixture. They scored both goals in the first half through Brandon Thomas-Asante and Thomas Elliott and were able to hold on for the win.
Having suffered a 1-0 defeat at Oldham Athletic in their opening fixture of the EFL Trophy, Salford City will be keen to get their campaign back on track. The good news for manager Gary Bowyer is Tuesday’s match is at the Peninsula Stadium where they have lost only twice in their last 10 matches.
Goals have not been a problem for Salford City this season, particularly at home where they have found the net six times in their last three matches. However, they often look vulnerable at the back and have conceded in two of their last three matches.
Tranmere Rovers were beaten finalists in last season’s EFL Trophy and will be looking to go one better this time around. They have made a fine start to this year’s competition, beating Leeds United U21 4-1 with Nicky Maynard netting a brace.
Micky Mellon's men have generally been in good form lately and are unbeaten in their last four matches across all competitions. However, they have failed to win in their last six fixtures on the road, although four of those matches have ended in draws.
Tranmere Rovers have shown their attacking quality in recent weeks, scoring eight goals in their last four matches. However, like their hosts, they have also looked vulnerable at the back, conceding in two of their last three away matches.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
There have been four previous matches between Salford City and Tranmere Rovers with both teams claiming one win each and two draws. The last meeting between both teams at the Peninsula Stadium ended 2-2 back in 2020.
Players to watch
Salford City often spread their goals across the team with Thomas Elliott, Brandon Thomas-Asante and Ian Henderson all on the score sheet this season. The hosts have found the net in their last three matches and that run is likely to continue at 23/100 with Vbet.
Tranmere Rovers have also found the net in three of their last four matches with Nicky Maynard, Elliot Nevitt and Kieron Morris all among the goals. They will be confident of finding the net against Salford City at 52/100 with Vbet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Salford City and Tranmere Rovers have shown their attacking quality lately and with both teams often vulnerable at the back, BTTS could be on the cards at 4/5 with Paddy Power. The last meeting between both teams produced over 3.5 goals and a similar outcome is priced at 27/10 with SBK.
Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 21/20 with BetVictor.
This EFL Trophy match between Salford City and Tranmere Rovers will be played on Oct 5, 2021 and kick off at 19:00. Check below for our tipsters best Salford City vs Tranmere Rovers prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.