Match Preview: v Stevenage (A) Match Preview: v Stevenage (A)
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Match Preview: v Stevenage (A)

Here is our look ahead to Saturday's League Two meeting between the Saddlers and Stevenage.
Don't forget to join us across our social media channels where we'll bring you all the matchday build-up, in-game updates, and post-match reaction as the Saddlers make the trip to the Lamex Stadium.

PRE-MATCH VIEWS

Walsall's woes continued in midweek as their run of winless games was extended to ten league games with a goalless draw at home to Hark Hughes' promotion-chasing Bradford City.

Despite the result seeing the team take a welcome point against much-fancied opposition, fans were rightly expressing their frustration as their side once again failed to find the back of the net.

As games are often decided by the odd goal, someone simply has to step up and take the place of Danny Johnson, especially as we're edging ever-closer to the end of the season.

With thirteen games remaining, there are more than enough points available for the team to secure a place in the Play-Off's, but that will only happen if they can begin to hit the back of the net.

OPPOSITION NEWS

Stevenage sit third in the table ahead of kick-off and, despite winning just one of their last seven league games, could even move to second if results go their way,

Manager Steve Evans recently called upon Boro fans to get behind the team and help them defeat the Saddlers at the weekend, a rallying call which we're all hoping goes unheard.

FORM IN FIVE

Here is how the Saddlers and their opponents Stevenage have fared in their last five Sky Bet League Two games.

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HEAD-TO-HEAD

Walsall and Stevenage have met on just twelve previous occasions, and it's all square in terms of Head-to-Head, with three wins apiece.

There have also been six draws over the history of the fixture, a history which began at the Lamex Stadium on Saturday, 26th November 2011 as the two sides met in a League One clash in which neither side could gain an advantage as the match ended all-square at nil-nil.

THE LAST TIME WE MET

The most recent meeting was a League Two clash took place in front of over 5,000 fans at Poundland Bescot Stadium on Saturday, 13th August 2022.

The match was a familiar one for the Saddlers as they let a lead slip to snatch a draw from the jaw of victory as, following Danny Johnson's first-half opener - DJ netting his fifth goal of the season after thirteen minutes - the visitors grabbed an equaliser in the tenth-minute of second-half stoppage time as Danny Rose put the ball in the back of the net.

MATCH OFFICIALS

The EFL has confirmed that Carl Brook, who is based in East Sussex, will be the man in the middle, whilst Hristo Karaivanov and Dean Treleaven have been named assistant referees. Declan Ford will act as Fourth Official.

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CATCH THE MATCH

If you're not planning on going to the game you can catch the match via the club's in-house service - iFollow Walsall - which takes you through the highs and lows of every Saddlers game.

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