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August 17th, 2012 / callum - Category:
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
April 16th, 2012 / Armchair Punter - Category:
League One/Two Tips
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
September 29th, 2011 / Armchair Punter - Category:
League One/Two Tips
SOUTHEND UNITED v SHREWSBURY TOWN (League Two)
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
August 4th, 2011 / Matt - Category:
League One/Two Tips
Some big clubs have entered the League Two fray; the likes of Plymouth and Swindon, for instance, as well as the emergence of a club in Crawley Town who haven’t held back in recent years when it comes to flexing their financial muscles, which make League Two an intriguing and highly competitive division – although the bookmakers clearly have a different opinion.
Last season’s Conference National champs, Crawley, are overwhelming favourites to make it back-to-back promotions under Steve Evans, despite the fact the club are set to embark on their first ever forage into the Football League in their 115-year history. The Red Devils finished a staggering 15 points above their closest pursuer, which just so happened to be an AFC Wimbledon side who’ll also be making their Football League débuts following victory in the play-off final over Luton.
The expectations within the terraces are sky-high at Broadfield Stadium, home of the West Sussex side, with the club having kept the main bulk of the squad that steamrollered their way to promotion last season, more notably the prolific Matt Tubbs up top. He’ll be joined by a number of what would appear shrewd forward summer signings – Wesley Thomas and John Akinde among them – as Crawley set out to replicate their scoring antics from last season, when they notched 93 goals in 46 league games.
Paolo Di Canio’s first spell in English management with Swindon has been well publicised – he’s a charismatic sort who the media simply cannot get enough of, and the general consensus is that his passion for the sport will rub off on his players. That could well be the case, but a number of his summer recruits look worryingly suspect on paper, with the Italian having signed nearly half-a-dozen players from abroad with absolutely no Football League experience.
Another managerial appointment which has ignited optimism within the faithful has been Paul Buckle’s switch from Torquay to Bristol Rovers. Talk of promotion straight back to League One has been rife all summer long, especially as Buckle wasn’t shy with regards to the transfer market, even having the audacity to recruit Chris Zebroski and Scott Bevan from his former employers – but those were just two of more than a dozen players Buckle brought in to bolster Rovers’ strong promotion claims.
One team who have been thereabouts in recent times when it comes to promotion is Shrewsbury – seventh in 2008-2009 and fourth in 2010-2011, missing out on automatic promotion by a solitary point last season. Bradford and Southend are two interesting teams at long odds, with the former having recruited heavily in the summer, ditching plenty of the deadwood from a dismal 2010-2011 term, whereas the latter are a club who appear to have found some stable footing under Paul Sturrock – while the capture of former Millwall favourite Neil Harris could prove a stunning piece of business.
However, my money is going firmly on Bristol Rovers, a team that won’t be shy in front of goal this season. Manager Paul Buckle knows this division well and has a massive squad, one which on paper should be far too good for most opposition in this company – especially in the final third. Forward Matt Harrold joined from league rivals Shrewsbury in the summer, as did Leyton Orient veteran Scott McGleish, whose experience will come in handy alongside the powerful front duo of Joe Anyinsah, a summer signing from League One Carlisle, and former Gull Chris Zebroski.
At the other end of the League Two spectrum, Macclesfield and Barnet are once again amongst the favourites for the drop. Barnet have evaded the drop by the skin of their teeth in recent seasons but may not be so lucky on this occasions, especially as there aren’t too many poorer teams than them in the division.
Cheltenham fared better than many initially envisaged but did concede by the bucket-load and after they were unable to prevent top-scorer Wes Thomas from seeking pastures new, The Robins look certain to be involved in a relegation dogfight – and the bookies have a similar opinion.
Despite the fact Hereford are considered to be one of the favourites for relegation, I’m willing to stick my neck on the line and predict a tidy season for The Bulls, who finished just three-points clear of the relegation spots in 2010-2011. Manager Jamie Pitman won’t have an unsettled squad when the season starts, as summer acquisitions were seldom. Stuart Fleetwood’s goals should help them tick along quite nicely.
Plymouth Argyle are still a club in administration; still a club in free-fall as well following back-to-back relegations. Manager Peter Reid, to his credit, has decided to stay-put despite seeing his squad decimated since joining last summer. Another gruelling campaign is to be expected; after all, this is an unsettled squad that reportedly still isn’t being paid the correct amounts in a timely fashion, but there is definitely enough of something amidst the clutter and off-pitch fiascos to at least put the brakes on their relegation slide, and possibly even mount a surprise play-off bid – or is that pushing it?
To Win League Two: Bristol Rovers @ 12/1 WilliamHill
To Be Promoted: Bradford @ 6/1 VCbet
E/W Value: Plymouth Argyle (Outright: 33/1 Bet365; Promotion: 6/1 SkyBet)
To Be Relegated: Cheltenham Town @ 10/3 BetFred
May 13th, 2011 / Armchair Punter - Category:
League One/Two Tips
TORQUAY UNITED v SHREWSBURY TOWN
League Two Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg
Saturday 14th May 2011 – Kickoff 5.45pm
Torquay United host Shrewsbury Town in the first of the League Two play-offs in a later kickoff on Saturday night in what should be an attacking shoot-out between two sides who are not shy in front of goal.
Torquay just sneaked into the play-off frame courtesy of a better goal difference which was just as well as they lost their last match of the regular season at Rotherham United 1-3. The Gulls finished their season with a home record of 10-8-5 36/22, having failed to score on only 5 occasions in their 23 home matches – three of those five happened in their final three home matches when they drew 0-0 against Port Vale, Wycombe Wanderers and Chesterfield!
Leading scorer Chris Zebroski (14 goals, 6 assists) scored in their last match at Rotherham, and is assisted by fellow striker Jake Robinson (7 goals), Billy Kee (9 goals) while Kevin Nicholson (6 assists) and Eunan O’Kane (5 assists) have provided the bulk of their creativity.
Shrewsbury Town will still be smarting from their 0-5 thrashing at the hands of Torquay earlier in the season (mid March) and will be looking for revenge, and what a time to get their own back if they manage it.
Their regular league away form suggests that they have a very good opportunity to get something from this match with 11 away wins; only promoted Bury (12 away wins) possessed a better winning away record.
The Shrews’ away record stood at 11-4-8 36/31, and failed to score on seven occasions out of their 23 matches on the road. And why not? – they have numerous attacking options at their disposal with the likes of leading scorer Mark Wright (14 goals, 5 assists), Lionel Ainsworth (9 goals, 4 assists) and Matt Harrold (8 goals, 10 assists).
The Verdict: A fascinating fixture in store with both sides more than capable of scoring here, hence my selection that both will indeed score – a possible scoreline of 1-1 for those wanting a flutter on correct score.
Main Pick: Both teams to score
@ 1.78 with Betfair
December 28th, 2010 / Matt - Category:
English Football Betting
Here you will find our various multiple bets for this weekend’s action, in this instance: 28th December. These are the actual bets I, Matt, will place this weekend.
All of our picks have been carefully chosen through various methods, and the teams/matches highlighted below are by no means selected on a quim. However, on this occasion, no team news (Injuries/Suspensions) was taken into consideration.
I wish you the best of luck with your Acca’s/Multiples!
Four Homes: Manchester City, Burnley, Plymouth, Swindon
Odds: 13.12 (12/1) totesport
Four Aways: Manchester United, Barnsley, Cardiff, Shrewsbury
Odds: 62.53 (61/1) VictorChandler
Both Teams to Score (Goals Galore): West Ham V Everton, Bristol City V Crystal Palace, Burnley V Scunthorpe, Leeds V Portsmouth, MK Dons V Bournemouth, Swindon V Peterborough (6)
Odds: 33/1 BetFred
First Goalscorer Lucky 15: Tim Cahill (Everton), Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd), David Silva (Man City), Gareth Bale (Tottenham)
Returns (£4.50 Stake): £3,419.70 VictorChandler
Remember, keep your stakes low as Accumulators are a bookies best friend.