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Fleetwood v Shrewsbury Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2016-11-22

League One/Two Tips


Tuesday 22nd November 2016 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – League One Betting Tips

Fleetwood Town will no doubt be looking forward to returning to their Highbury Stadium again for their clash against Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday night as they look to register back-to-back wins on home turf following Saturday’s 2-1 win over Chesterfield.

I say this as Fleetwood have lost five of their last six League One matches away from home but form at Highbury has remained steady as they head into tonight’s clash on the back of a four match unbeaten run having racked up wins over Peterborough United, Gillingham and the aforementioned Chesterfield.

Because of their poor results away from home, Fleetwood currently sit in 10th place but with a home record of  5-3-1 16/11 behind them here, they look to be well placed to take something from tonight’s encounter.

Visitors Shrewsbury Town currently sit second from bottom in the English third tier following a poor start to the new season which has seen The Shrews record just three league wins so far in this campaign.

Two of these wins have been registered at their Greenhous Meadow ground with wins over Chesterfield and Oxford United while they’ve tasted success only once on their travels so far with a 3-2 win at third from bottom club Oldham Athletic.

Shrewsbury’s overall away record reads a disappointing  1-3-5  9/16 as they’ve now gone six matches on the road without a win following that victory at Oldham.

The momentum definitely appears to be on the side of the hosts here but again I’ll give the quarter ball on Fleetwood as Shrewsbury may dig in for a point here.

Pick: Fleetwood Town AH-0.25 @ 1.52 bet365


Sheffield United v Shrewsbury Betting Tips: 1 AH-1, 2016-11-19

League One/Two Tips


Saturday 19th November 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – League One Betting Tips

Following a strong run of results recently in League One, Sheffield United have lifted themselves up into third spot and are now just one point adrift of Bradford City and the second automatic promotion place ahead of their match with struggling Shrewsbury Town at Bramall Lane on Saturday.

United have won four of their last five matches and have put together a run of 12 league matches without defeat under manager Chris Wilder, and The Blades look a very different prospect now versus the side that started the season.

Sheffield United’s home record stands at  5-1-1 11/6 and five wins on the trot against Oxford United, Peterborough United, Bristol Rovers, Port Vale and MK Dons have done wonders for their confidence!

Visitors Shrewsbury Town meanwhile still remain in the bottom four of League One despite their recent 2-0 home win over Oxford United, and a tough trip to Yorkshire now beckons as they look to contain an in-form Sheffield United on home turf.

That win over Oxford United halted a run of eleven league matches without a win, but The Shrews have struggled away from home with a record of  1-3-4  8/14 to date and have now gone five matches without success on their travels.

Indeed, Shrewsbury have won just three away matches from their last 15 on the road and have kept just one clean sheet on their travels so far this season, so it looks like being a long afternoon for the visitors up in Yorkshire on Saturday afternoon.

Pick: Sheffield United AH-1 @ 1.65 Bet Victor


Bradford v Shrewsbury Betting Tips: 1, 2016-10-08

League One/Two Tips


Saturday 8th October 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – League One Betting Tips

Bradford City will go in search of a third successive win in League One as they look to maintain their promotion form when they take on struggling Shrewsbury Town at Valley Parade on Saturday afternoon.

Recent back-to-back wins over Fleetwood Town and Chesterfield have thrust The Bantams up into second place in the English third tier and they now occupy one of the automatic promotion spots – the challenge is that they now need to stay there!

But with Bradford being the only side in the division to remain unbeaten so far in this new campaign, and with home advantage behind them here, they look likely to continue their impressive run of form. Bradford’s home record stands at  2-3-0  7/4.

Visitors Shrewsbury Town find themselves in the bottom four in these early stages of the new season having now gone five league matches without a win and taking just three points from the possible 15 on offer from these last five matches.

The points were earned in three consecutive draws in recent weeks as they were involved in stalemates with AFC Wimbledon, Peterborough United and Swindon Town, but they’ll do well to gain a point at Valley Parade on Saturday afternoon I fancy.

Shrewsbury have managed just one away win from their last seven matches in League One and that was a 3-2 win at bottom club Oldham Athletic recently, but their record this season currently stands at  1-2-2  5/8 which includes failing to score twice so far this season on their travels.

Pick: Bradford City to win @ 1.57 bwin


Grimsby v Shrewsbury Betting Tips: Both teams to score, 2015-12-07

FA Cup Tips


Monday 7th December 2015 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – FA Cup 2nd Round Betting Tips

National League outfit Grimsby Town entertain League One strugglers Shrewsbury Town at Blundell Park tonight for the right to progress into the possibly lucrative third round of the FA Cup, where a Premier League club may beckon.

This competition still remains vitally important to the lower league clubs as they look to cash in on a good cup run and none mores than Grimsby Town who have found it difficult to escape out of the non-league top flight since their relegation from League Two. However, The Mariners have enjoyed a more successful campaign so far this term as they currently sit in fourth place having won 7 of their 12 home matches to date.

In addition, only Wrexham with 30 goals have scored more on home turf than Grimsby Town who possess the likes of Amond (14 goals), Bogle (10 goals) and Pittman (3 goals) in their attacking personnel.

Visitors Shrewsbury Town have been handed the unenviable task of trying to get a result away from home up in a cold Cleethorpes on Monday night where a potential banana-skin awaits them and the prospect of crashing out of this year’s FA Cup.

The Shrews have struggled to find any kind of form in League One this season as they currently occupy a lowly 19th place in the English third tier, although they’ve managed to score and concede goals on a regular basis on their travels which is good for my pick tonight.

In addition, they’ve already chalked up a first round win away at Gainsborough Trinity so they’ll fancy their chances in Grimsby tonight too. Shrewsbury also possess some useful attacking talent in the shape of Collins, Kaikai and Barnett and they too could cause a few problems for the home defence.

All in all, this looks a difficult one to call but I’m confident that both teams can score here.

Pick: Both teams to score @ 1.77 Comeon


Shrewsbury v Walsall Betting Tips: Over 2.5, 2015-12-01

League One/Two Tips


Tuesday 1st December 2015 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – League One Betting Tips

Shrewsbury Town shared an entertaining point at their Greenhous Stadium on Saturday afternoon when they were held to a 2-2 draw by second placed Gillingham to give The Shrews a valuable point.

19th placed Shrewsbury Town have earned four points from their last two matches in League One following a promising 4-2 win away at Sheffield United during the week. This is not to say that Shrewsbury have turned the corner by any means, but recent results involving them show that goals are never far away.

In fact, three of their last five matches on home turf has seen results end in over 2.5 goals with a 4-2 win over Colchester United, a 2-1 loss to Doncaster Rovers and the 2-2 draw with Gillingham amidst an overall record of  3-1-5  13/12.

Visitors Walsall currently sit in fourth place in the division following a 2-1 win at home over Bradford City on Saturday and they too have been involved in a number of recent high-scoring games which includes four over 2.5 goals results from their last five league matches overall.

A 4-4 draw away at Colchester United, a 3-2 home win over Gillingham, a 2-1 loss away at Swindon Town and the 2-1 win over Bradford City show that The Saddlers are also capable of hitting the back of the net as well as their hosts tonight.

Walsall also possess a strong away record which is expected to keep them in the match here tonight despite being away from home, with an overall record of  5-3-1  17/8 under their belts. In addition, Walsall have failed to score just once in their nine away matches to date, so they look a good bet to notch at least once here this evening.

I reckon we could see some goals in Shrewsbury tonight so I’ll back the over 2.5 goals here.

Pick: Over 2.5 @ 1.95 bet365


Sheffield United v Shrewsbury Betting Tips: 1, 2015-11-24

League One/Two Tips


Tuesday 24th November 2015 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – League One Betting Tips

Sheffield United have now gone four matches without a win in League One following their 1-1 draw away at Walsall on the weekend, although it would probably have been considered a solid point on the road against the third placed club.

United’s drop in form has resulted in them dropping down to a disappointing mid-table position following recent defeats to Millwall and Crewe Alexandra along with a draw with Southend United last time out at Bramall Lane.

But Sheffield United stand a good chance of getting back on track tonight when they take on struggling Shrewsbury Town who currently occupy a fifth from bottom spot, level on points with Barnsley who are in the bottom four of the division.

Onto visitors Shrewsbury Town then, and they crashed to a fourth defeat in five matches on Saturday afternoon when they lost 1-0 away against promotion-chasing Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.

Indeed, Shrewsbury have managed just one league win from their last five which was a 2-0 home victory over Bury, but The Shrews’ away form has been woeful in recent times as they’ve lost their last five away from home on the trot with losses at Rochdale, Coventry City, Scunthorpe United, Port Vale and Wigan Athletic.

Shrewsbury have kept just one clean sheet from their last 13 matches on the road which must surely give the hosts Sheffield United a fair amount of confidence in claiming all three points at Bramall Lane tonight.

I’ll therefore back The Blades for all three points tonight as they need a win to get their season back on track.

Pick: Sheffield United straight win @ 1.75 Bet Victor


Wigan v Shrewsbury Betting Tips: 1, 2015-11-21

League One/Two Tips


Saturday 21st November 2015 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – League One Betting Tips

Wigan Athletic extended their unbeaten run of matches in League One to ten last weekend when they secured all three points in a 2-0 win away at Rochdale but The Latics still only sit in fifth place going into this weekend’s round of fixtures.

Wigan are four points adrift of joint league leaders Gillingham and Coventry City as they prepare for the visit of lowly Shrewsbury Town who are just a point above the relegation pack in the bottom half of the division.

Wigan’s home record has been solid all season to date as they’ve posted a record on home turf of  5-3-0  14/3 and they’ve won their last two on the trot with wins over Colchester United 5-0 and Swindon Town 1-0, and in addition, Gary Caldwell’s side have gained six clean sheets at the DW Stadium already this term.

Shrewsbury Town however, can only dream of such feats from their defensive unit as they succumbed to another defeat last weekend in a 2-0 loss away at Port Vale to leave The Shrews just one point above the relegation pack in League One.

Despite recent victories over Colchester United and Bury, both of these rare successes were registered at their own Greenhous Meadow ground where they’ve won three of their five wins so far this season.

But four straight defeats on their travels at Rochdale, Coventry City, Scunthorpe United and Port Vale have kept Shrewsbury in the nether regions of the division with a tough trip ahead of them this afternoon.

I fully expect Wigan to claim all three points here today, but they might have to settle for perhaps a 1-0 win.

Pick: Wigan Athletic straight win @ 1.67 William Hill


Sheffield United v Shrewsbury Betting Tip 1 – Saturday 18th August 2012

League One/Two Tips

Sheffield United agonizingly missed out on promotion twice last season as they saw their city rivals Wednesday earn automatic promotion on the last day of the season in place of them whilst losing in the play-off final to Huddersfield – on penalties. They will both have been a bitter pill to swallow for Danny Wilson and his players but they must use that as motivation this time around. Many people’s favourites to go back up, the Blades have to cope with the expectation this time around but they have kept their team together and added more quality so they should be there or thereabouts once again.

Shrewsbury earned promotion from League Two last season finishing runners up to Swindon. Their success was mainly based on a terrific home record as they remained unbeaten for the full season at Greenhous Meadow with 18 wins and five draws. Away from home they may need to improve as they suffered 10 defeats on their travels. Manager Graham Turner has sought to add some experience to his squad with the acquisitions of Paul Parry from Preston and Darren Jones from Aldershot. It will be a tough ask for the Shrews as sides promoted to League One often struggle for the step up.

Sheffield United will be expected to earn automatic promotion after the heartbreak of last season and will be looking to continue their good form at Brammall Lane where they were dominant at times last season. Expectation is always dangerous and sometimes difficult to contend with but Wilson is experienced and knows what it takes to earn a promotion.

It’s all about consolidating for Shrewsbury this season but they could barely have faced a tough task than the one they have tomorrow. It could be argued that there is a division of a difference in terms of quality but they are in the same league and cannot be overawed by the challenge they face. Like any side who have been promoted, they must ensure they use the momentum gained for the previous season’s successes to their advantage.

Sheffield United look strong and have quality for this level right throughout their squad. I make them favourites to win the league and they should have too much firepower for newly promoted Shrewsbury.

Sheffield United 4/6 @ William Hill


SHREWSBURY v PORT VALE – Pick: 1 AH-1 – 17 April 2012

League One/Two Tips

League Two

Tuesday 17th April 2012 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

What do League Two Shrewsbury Town and Premier League Manchester City have in common?

They are the only two teams in the English football leagues to remain unbeaten so far at home this season. Shrewsbury will be looking to extend their magnificent home form to another win when they host Port Vale in Tuesday night’s League Two schedule.

Yep, another win for The Shrews and they edge closer to a coveted automatic promotion place into League One where they really belong let’s face it. Unbeaten in their last six matches, losing just once in their last eleven, this is the kind of form that gets the job of promotion done, and I must say I’m impressed by Shrewsbury’s consistency and stamina.

Their home record stands at  16-5-0  35/12, and are second only to Swindon Town both in terms of points and goals conceded, but that’s it. No-one else comes close. Basically, Shrewsbury wholly deserve to go straight up as they’ve beaten all of the top seven teams at home bar Oxford United who they drew 2-2 with. Results of 2-1 over Swindon Town, 2-0 v Torquay United, 2-1 v Southend United, 2-1 v Crawley Town and 2-0 v Cheltenham Town has put them in a fantastic position of attaining League One football next season.

Leading scorer is striker Jim Collins (14 goals, 5 assists) but he’s had great support from midfielder Mark Wright (10 goals, 7 assists), Marvin Morgan (8 goals, 3 assists) and former Accrington Stanley forward Terry Gornell (8 goals, 7 assists) who has a bright future ahead of him I reckon.

Fifteenth placed Port Vale have been fairly inconsistent throughout the whole season and this is reflected in their last six matches as a snapshot example; wins over relegation rivals Hereford United, Macclesfield Town and mid-table Aldershot have been spoiled by losses to Torquay United and Dagenham & Redbridge along with a draw against Morecambe.

You never quite know what you’re going to get with Vale, and this has been a general theme throughout this campaign. Their away record stands at  8-6-7  30/28, and to be fair they’ve performed pretty well against the teams outside of the top seven, but losses at Oxford United, Cheltenham Town, Southend United, Crawley Town, Torquay United as well as at joint bottom Macclesfield Town, you can see they are some way off of making a serious play-off challenge for the time being.

Vale’s key attacking threats come from strikers Marc Richards (14 goals, 3 assists), Sean Rigg (9 goals, 5 assists), Louis Dodds (8 goals) and Tom Pope (5 goals, 9 assists) which is proof that Vale can score goals but can they defend equally as well?

Time will tell, but I’ll back Shrewsbury Town in front of their home fans to take a step closer to automatic promotion with a 3-1 win to remove any doubt.

Pick:  Shrewsbury Town AH-1 @ 2.20 bet365 – prices are dropping though so be quick


Southend v Shrewsbury – Pick: X – 30 September 2011

League One/Two Tips


Friday 30th September 2011 – Kickoff:  1945hrs

Southend United and Shrewsbury Town do battle at Roots Hall Stadium on Friday night with both teams having made a good start to this new League Two season and a win for either side will place them at the top of the league.

Only one point and one place separate these two sides with Shrewsbury lying in second and Southend just one point behind. Let’s take a look at Southend’s progress so far;

The Shrimpers have made a steady start at home with current stats of  3-1-1  6/3, and are on a three match winning streak having beaten Gillingham and Plymouth Argyle at home, along with a thumping 4-0 win at Rotherham United last time out.

At home, they’ve also beaten Hereford United 1-0, and lost to Burton Albion 0-1 which was a slight surprise, and is Burton’s only away win so far. In attack, they have various options at their disposal including leading scorer forward Liam Dickinson (3 goals), ex-Millwall striker Neil Harris (1 goal, 1 assist), while defenders Michael Timlin and Mark Phillips have both notched 2 goals apiece.

Interestingly, the club are urging their fans to bring along balloons, flags, banners etc to the game on Friday night to add a real party atmosphere to the night, while the bars dotted around the Roots Hall ground will be selling pints of lager and wine for just one pound – just hope it doesn’t get out of hand!

Shrewsbury Town make the trip south in buoyant mood also having won back-to-back matches against Port Vale 3-2 away and Torquay United 2-0 at home.  In fact, the Shrews have lost just once in their last seven matches, winning all the rest in this great early run.

Their away form has been a little up and down in recent weeks with two wins and two losses, and their away record reads  2-1-2  5/6 going into this match. However, Shrewsbury will more than likely be in the play-off frame at least if not in the promotion mix come the end of the season, all being well.

They too possess attacking options in strikers Marvin Morgan (4 goals), James Collins (3 goals), while forward Terry Gornell, Nicky Wroe and Mark Wright have all chipped in with 2 goals each. They also have creativity in the shape of Lionel Ainsworth (5 assists) and Mark Wright (3 assists).

I don’t think either team will want to lose this one and concede ground early on, and as both are in good form I’m tipping a draw in this fixture – going for a 1-1 scoreline.

Pick:  Draw @ 3.47 Pinnacle