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Tranmere vs Morecambe: Predictions
Tranmere’s season has been a real rollercoaster ride and it looks set for more peaks and troughs during the play-offs. The Merseyside outfit have just sacked manager Keith Hill after five months in charge during which the ex-Bolton man had taken the side from 15th in table into the top seven.
However, the Super White Army had seen their form drop off in the final weeks of the campaign, with just two wins in their final 11 games of the season ending all hopes of a surge for the automatic spots. Now, it’s. the job of interim coach Ian Dawes to boost morale ahead of this huge play-off clash.
The visitors to Prenton Park are a Morecambe outfit that have defied all expectations this season in finishing as high as fourth in the League Two table. The Shrimps, as always, were expected to struggle this season but instead have been fighting for a top three spot throughout the campaign.
With the experience of players like Toumani Diagouraga and Kyle Letheren complimenting the emerging Carlos Mendes Gomes and Ryan Cooney, Morecambe have become an incredibly difficult side to beat under Derek Adams and they head into the play-offs in terrific form with five wins from their final six games of the regular season.
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Tranmere vs Morecambe: Match Stats
Although Ian Dawes enjoyed some success in his previous stint as caretaker at Prenton Park, momentum is certainly with Morecambe here and we expect them to start strongly. Rovers have tended to start slowly, scoring just one first-half goal in their last seven games, while Morecambe have drawn first blood with the opening goal in five of their last six games.
Former Tranmere man Cole Stockton will be looking to prove a point against his former club here. Having enjoyed his most prolific season to date with 13 goals, the 27 year old has managed the highest amount of shots per game in Morecambe’s squad this season with an average of 2.7.
10 Jan 2015 – Morecambe 0-0 Tranmere Rovers – League Two
06 Oct 2018 – Morecambe 3-4 Tranmere Rovers – League Two
26 Dec 2018 – Tranmere Rovers 3-1 Morecambe – League Two
31 Oct 2020 – Tranmere Rovers 0-1 Morecambe – League Two
30 Jan 2021 – Morecambe 0-1 Tranmere Rovers – League Two
In both meetings between these two sides this season the final score has been 0-1 to the visiting team. Morecambe have managed just two victories over Tranmere in the previous eight fixtures between the two sides.