Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Southend welcome Harrogate at their Roots Hall in the opening match of the season. The Shrimpers were struggling in the League One last season, and, as a result, they suffered relegation to the English fourth tier. Southend aim to get back on course as soon as possible, and, one thing is for sure, they are going to leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s football match. Summer signings Jordan Green and Shaun Hobson are likely to make their Southend debut in the League Two this weekend.
The newcomers, on the other hand, aim to build on the EFL Cup win over Tranmere. Harrogate Town have big ambitions for their debut season in League Two, but given the importance of the match for the hosts, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Essex. The two sides meet for the first time ever in a competitive match.