Morecambe and Accrington Stanley are both languishing in the lower reaches of League Two. Will either side make a late push up the table?
Neither of these sides have much left to play for as far as this season is concerned. Both sit firmly in the bottom half of the league table as things stand and going on recent form we don’t envisage that changing in the coming weeks. Indeed this has all the makings of a dour affair and that is exactly what we’re anticipating.
Morecambe and Accrington Stanley (in their current incarnation) are both relative newcomers to the Football League and as such don’t command the sort of crowd enjoyed by more established clubs at this level. Nevertheless Morecambe’s brand-spanking-new Globe Arena is unusual amongst modern stadia in that it does at least generate an excellent atmosphere despite modest attendances.
Indeed whilst the Shrimps struggle to attract more than 1500 through the turnstiles, a partisan atmosphere often prevails and this certainly makes for an interesting day out. If only this were reflected on the pitch. Morecambe have struggled this season both at home and away and this accounts for their relatively lowly position in League Two. Their home form has been a mixed bag and they head into this game on the back of successive home defeats to Yeovil Town and Newport County.
Indeed the Shrimps have lost their last four League Two games and we don’t envisage them turning things around completely on Tuesday evening. That said, Accrington’s position is little better and whilst they enjoyed a 5-0 win over woeful Leyton Orient earlier this month, their performances on the road leave a lot to be desired. Stanley have managed just a single away win since December and we believe that they won’t be adding a second at the Globe Arena this week.
Indeed we’re finding it hard to make a case for either side on Tuesday evening and the most likely outcome of what looks set to be a dour affair is a share of the spoils.