Two teams will be getting back to action in the League Two, with Salford City welcoming Tranmere Rovers to the Peninsula Stadium on Tuesday night.
Salford are currently sitting 12th in the table, having collected 30 points from their 22 league matches this season, while Tranmere are 2nd, seven points behind leaders Forest Green Rovers.
They have now won eight, drawn six and lost eight of their 22 matches, which has seen them collect 30 points, but they are only five points behind seventh-placed Newport County.
However, they have recently found some form, winning four of their last six in the league, including their last two against Stevenage and Newport County.
They now face a huge test against Tranmere, who have the best home record in the division this season but have found it difficult to show consistency on their outings.
Salford have won five, drawn five and lost two of their 12 home league matches this season, and another victory on Tuesday would be a huge boost to their promotion hopes.
Meanwhile, Tranmere finished seventh in League Two last season, reaching the playoffs, where they lost to Morecambe, who were promoted to the third division after defeating Newport County in the final.
They again seem capable of securing a spot up the division, with their impressive campaign to date leaving them in second position in the table, with 41 points from their opening 23 matches.
Tranmere are also on an impressive winning run in the league, picking up maximum points in each of their last six matches, including a 4-0 victory over Scunthorpe on Saturday.
Micky Mellon’s side have not even conceded a single goal in the league since November 23, and they will head to Salford with confidence and looking for their 13th League Two victory of the season.
Salford City vs Tranmere Rovers head to head
The two League Two outfits have previously met on five occasions in the EFL Trophy and in League Two, where Tranmere have taken 2 victories while Salford have won 1, and they have drawn in 2. Tranmere have scored 6 goals and conceded 4, and they won away in their last encounter.
Tranmere Rovers 0-2 Salford City 12/11/19
Salford City 2-2 Tranmere Rovers 10/10/20
Tranmerer Rovers 0-0 Salford City 17/04/21
Tranmere Rovers 2-0 Salford City 18/09/21
Salford City 0-2 Tranmere Rovers 05/10/21
Salford City latest home form
Salford recently lost 2-0 to Chesterfield at home in the FA Cup competition. However, they have recentl been on a good form with that being their on loss in their last five matches. In their last five, they have won three, drawn one and lost one in the process.
Salford City 5-3 Leeds United U21 02/11/21
Salford City 1-1 Bristol Rovers 23/11/21
Salford City 2-0 Oldham Athletic 27/11/21
Salford City 0-2 Chesterfield 05/12/21
Salford City 1-0 Stevenage 18/12/21
Salford City latest away form
Salford have recently been on a good run of form on the road, having lost just one of their last five away matches. They won their last away match in the league, defeating Newport County 2-0. They also won 1-0 against Dagenham & Redbridge in the FA Cup competition on November 8.
Dagenham & Redbridge 0-1 Salford City 08/11/21
Scunthorpe United 1-1 Salford City 13/11/21
Harrogate Town 0-2 Salford City 20/11/21
Mansfield Town 2-1 Salford City 11/12/21
Newport County 0-2 Salford City 08/01/22
Tranmere Rovers latest home form
Tranmere have recently been on a good run of form at home, as they have not lost in any of their last four games in the league. Their only lost in their last five matches at home came in the EFL Trophy when they were defeated 2-1 to Harrogate Town.
Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Bradford City 23/11/21
Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Leyton Orient 18/12/21
Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Harrogate Town 21/12/21
Tranmere Rovers 2-0 Barrow 26/12/21
Tranmere Rovers 4-0 Scunthorpe United 08/01/22
Tranmere Rovers latest away form
Tranmere have recently been on a relatively good form away from home, as they won their last two away matches, and they have lost just once in their last five away matches. That loss came on December 4 when they were defeated 4-0 by Leyton Orient in the FA Cup.
Crawley Town 0-1 Tranmere Rovers 06/11/21
Bristol Rovers 2-2 Tranmere Rovers 20/11/21
Leyton Orient 4-0 Tranmere Rovers 04/12/21
Oldham Athletic 0-1 Tranmere Rovers 07/12/21
Exeter City 0-1 Tranmere Rovers 11/12/21
Salford City news
Liam Shephard was replaced in the game against Newport through injury, which means Tyler Golden could start out wide, while Brandon Thomas-Asante could again operate through the middle.
Aramide Oteh should agains retain his place, with Ian Henderson and Conor McAleny both expected to miss out again in the Tuesday contest.
Tranmere Rovers news
Tranmere have not suffered any fitness issues, and there should again be places for Elliott Nevitt and Charlie Jolley in the final third of the field.
Sam Foley came off the bench to score in the Saturday’s game against Scunthorpe and could now earn a spot in the starting XI for this game.
Prediction and Odds
Salford are expected to enter the contest in good confidence due to their recent results, and could want to impress their own supported. Meanwhile, Tranmere are currently on a good roll, and it will not be a surprise to see either team win, but we see a draw coming at the end.
Odds: 1 2.65 X 3.01 2 2.35
Salford City 0-0 Tranmere Rovers
Salford City 1-1 Tranmere Rovers
Salford City 2-2 Tranmere Rovers
Salford City 1-0 Tranmere Rovers
Salford City 0-1 Tranmere Rovers