BRISTOL ROVERS v SHREWSBURY TOWNSaturday 1st April 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - League One Betting Tips
Bristol Rovers will be looking forward to returning to their Memorial Stadium following back-to-back defeats on the road in their last two away matches at Bury and Coventry City respectively, but they can bounce back here today to revive their push for a play-off place.
Rovers will play host to League One strugglers Shrewsbury Town this afternoon as The Pirates look to extend their unbeaten run to 11 matches on home turf, while their overall home record stands at an impressive 11-6-3 36/22 which includes recent back-to-back home wins over Southend United and Chesterfield.
Midfielder Bodin (9 goals) and striker Harrison (7 goals) have assisted in Bristol Rovers’ successful season to date, but manager Dave Clarke will be hoping his side can take all three points here which could move them within striking distance of the play-off pack.
Visitors Shrewsbury Town sit just one league position and one point above the relegation zone in League One ahead of their difficult trip to Bristol this afternoon having now gone four matches without a win in the English third tier.
Draws with lowly Coventry City and Chesterfield were followed by defeats to Port Vale and Bolton Wanderers, and now The Shrews look to have a very nervous last few weeks of the season ahead of them as they try to avoid dropping into the bottom four.
However, an away record of 3-6-11 19/32 certainly hasn’t done them any favours, neither have three defeats from their last four matches on the road with losses incurred at Peterborough United, MK Dons and Port Vale.
I can therefore see only one winner here, and that’s Bristol Rovers.
Pick: Bristol Rovers to win @ 1.80 Bet Victor
31st March 2017 /
League One/Two Tips
SCUNTHORPE UNITED v SHREWSBURY TOWNSaturday 11th February 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - League One Betting Tips
Scunthorpe’s recent four-match sequence without defeat came to an end last weekend when they went down 3-1 away at Southend United, but The Iron will be looking to bounce back at Glanford Park this Saturday when they play host to League One strugglers Shrewsbury Town.
Scunthorpe are one of only two teams in the English third tier to remain unbeaten at home so far this season (along with Bradford City), as this afternoon’s hosts hold a solid 9-5-0 33/12 record on home soil which includes recent wins over Millwall, Bury and Port Vale.
Scunthorpe are actually unbeaten in their last 26 home matches in League One and having kept 12 clean sheets during this impressive run of form, I can’t see any reason why they can’t keep this run going today.
Onto Shrewsbury Town and they currently occupy 18th place in League One following an upturn in recent form which has seen them put together a five-match unbeaten run which includes wins over Bradford City, Oldham Athletic and Bury.
These three recent wins however were all gained at their Greenhous Stadium, while their resukts away from home have been less convincing; a record of 2-5-8 14/25 on their travels suggests they’ll find it tough going to keep up with Scunthorpe here, particularly as they’ve managed just two clean sheets on the road to date all season.
In addition, The Shrews have conceded 2 goals or more on 9 occasions from their 15 away matches in total which could also spell trouble for them at Glanford Park.
Pick: Scunthorpe United to win @ 1.67 bet365
10th February 2017 /
League One/Two Tips
ROCHDALE v SHREWSBURY TOWNFriday 30th December 2016 - Kickoff: 1945hrsFootball - England - League One Betting Tips
Rochdale secured another three points to their tally for the season on Boxing Day when they cruised to a 3-0 home win over struggling Chesterfield and they’ll no doubt be looking for more of the same on Friday night when they entertain fourth from bottom club Shrewsbury Town.
The newly named Crown Oil Arena (which replaced Spotland) is the venue this evening as Rochdale go in search of posting a fourth consecutive win in League One following earlier wins over current league leaders Scunthorpe United as well as victories over Northampton Town and the aforementioned Chesterfield.
Rochdale have now chalked up nine consecutive wins on home turf amidst an impressive overall record of 9-1-2 26/8 and they’ve kept a total of seven clean sheets to date too. The forward trio of Andrew, Davies and Henderson have registered a total of 17 goals between them so far this season.
Visitors Shrewsbury Town have had their own problems of late as they sit fourth from bottom in League One and they head up north for Friday night’s clash with high-flying Rochdale sitting in the relegation pack.
The Shrews have produced mixed displays in recent matches as they’ve recorded wins against Millwall and Bristol Rovers but have also fallen to defeats against Fleetwood Town and Bolton Wanderers, and another tough trip to Lancashire beckons on Friday night as well.
Shrewsbury’s away record stands at a disappointing 2-3-7 11/21 which includes three defeats from their last four on the road with defeats at Sheffield United, Fleetwood and Bolton and they’ve kept just two clean sheets on their travels so far.
Pick: Rochdale to win @ 1.67 bet365
29th December 2016 /
League One/Two Tips
BOLTON WANDERERS v SHREWSBURY TOWNMonday 26th December 2016 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - League One Betting Tips
Next, I take a look at the English lower leagues and in particular League One as we hit the midway stage of the domestic season in the English third tier, with my first game featuring a Bolton Wanderers side keen to make a swift return to the Championship.
Bolton have made a good start to their campaign in League One following their disappointing showing in the Championship which ended in relegation last season, but with an impressive home record so far which stands at 7-3-1 17/6 which includes five wins on the trot, The Trotters look to be in the box seat here today.
Recent wins gained over Oldham Athletic, Port Vale, Millwall, Coventry City and Gillingham has seen Bolton build momentum at their Macron Stadium and they’ll also be keen to bounce back from defeat last time out when they lost 1-0 away at Chesterfield.
Visitors Shrewsbury Town head into this Boxing Day clash in confident mood having put together back-to-back wins against Millwall and Bristol Rovers who are both situated in and around the mid-table to bottom half of the division, but they’ll face a stern examination at Bolton this afternoon I daresay.
The Shrews’ recent win at Millwall ended a dismal run of seven league matches without a win away from home in League One, and it remains to be seen whether they’ve turned a corner or if this was a rare victor on the road.
Shrewsbury’s away record so far stands at a disappointing 2-3-6 10/19 with their only other success on their travels being a 3-2 win at bottom club Oldham Athletic back in September.
Pick: Bolton Wanderers to win @ 1.50 bet365
26th December 2016 /
MILLWALL v SHREWSBURY TOWNSaturday 10th December 2016 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - League One Betting Tips
With just one defeat from their last six matches in League One, Saturday’s hosts Millwall look to be in a strong position to take all three points against bottom club Shrewsbury Town when the two teams meet at the New Den.
Millwall have registered four wins during this last six-match sequence with victories gained over Fleetwood Town, Oxford United, Bristol Rovers and Bury, while also gaining a point against London rivals AFC Wimbledon.
The Lions also hold an okay home record that stands at 4-3-2 15/9 with their two defeats so far being against teams in the top six (Rochdale and Bolton Wanderers), but at home against teams in the bottom half, Millwall hold a record of 2-2-0 8/1 which includes three clean sheets.
Visitors Shrewsbury Town have managed to record just one League One win from their last 14 matches overall and it’s perhaps no surprise they find themselves bottom of the division with just three league wins registered all season to date.
Two of these wins came at their Greenhous Meadow ground with wins against Chesterfield and Oxford United, but their away form has been dreadful so far this term which is reflected in their current away record that stands at a poor 1-3-6 9/19.
The Shrews have lost five of their last seven away matches and have kept just one clean sheet on their travels so far which was a 0-0 draw at Coventry City in their first away match of the new season.
Millwall look to be the stronger side here.
Pick: Millwall to win @ 1.57 Ladbrokes
7th December 2016 /
League One/Two Tips
FLEETWOOD TOWN v SHREWSBURY TOWNTuesday 22nd November 2016 - Kickoff: 1945hrsFootball - 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
21st November 2016 /
League One/Two Tips
SHEFFIELD UNITED v SHREWSBURY TOWNSaturday 19th November 2016 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - 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
17th November 2016 /
League One/Two Tips
BRADFORD CITY v SHREWSBURY TOWNSaturday 8th October 2016 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - 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
7th October 2016 /
League One/Two Tips
GRIMSBY TOWN v SHREWSBURY TOWNMonday 7th December 2015 - Kickoff: 1945hrsFootball - 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
6th December 2015 /
FA Cup Tips
SHREWSBURY TOWN v WALSALLTuesday 1st December 2015 - Kickoff: 1945hrsFootball - 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
30th November 2015 /
League One/Two Tips