Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town Betting Tips: BTTS, 2020-01-04

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BRISTOL CITY vs SHREWSBURY TOWN Nepal
Saturday 4thJanuary 1231hrs
Football – England FA Cup
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 1.91 (odds taken 00:14 GMT, 04 January )

The 3rd round of the FA Cup starts this weekend and Saturday’s fixtures feature the clash between Bristol City and Shrewsbury Town

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The FA Cup offers beleaguered Bristol City some much-needed respite from their recent disappointing results in the Championship as The Robins suffered a fifth defeat in six matches over the festive period when they were handed a heavy 4-0 thrashing at home by Brentford on New Years Day.

Recent losses in the second tier to Millwall, Blackburn Rovers, Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton Athletic and Brentford have resulted in Bristol City not only dropping out of the play-off pack but now finding themselves in a disappointing 11th place in the Championship.

Bristol City did find temporary comfort with a 3-0 home win against Luton Town but this has been the exception rather than the rule for Lee Johnson’s side in recent weeks, and Johnson is expected to shuffle his pack for this upcoming cup-tie against Shrewsbury Town in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.

Forward Diedhiou (6 goals) is expected to partner Semenyo up front while midfielder Brownhill (5 goals) will provide the spark from the middle of the park.

 

Bristol City vs Shrewsbury Town Over 2.5 goals
Yes1.90
No1.87

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Shrewsbury Town Prediction – Can Shrewsbury take advantage?

League One outfit Shrewsbury Town have absolutely nothing to fear as they make their way down to the west country for this lunchtime FA Cup third round clash against an out-of-sorts Bristol City side who have suffered a recent spate of defeats.

It’s been a fairly ordinary campaign for Shrewsbury Town in League One so far this season but The Shrews have shown a promising upturn in results in recent times as the visitors have suffered just 1 defeat out of their last 5 matches in the third tier.

That defeat came in the shape of a 2-1 loss at home to 2nd placed Rotherham United but recent wins against Coventry City and Blackpool will give the League One visitors plenty of confidence ahead of this FA Cup clash.

Shrewsbury have reached the third round of the FA Cup courtesy of wins against Bradford City and Mansfield Town, while 3 of their last 4 FA Cup ties on the road have resulted in both teams scoring.

 

Key-Facts – Bristol City vs Shrewsbury Town

  • Bristol City have lost 5 of their last 6 matches overall in the Championship
  • Shrewsbury have lost just 1 of their last 5 matches overall in League One
  • Both teams have scored in each of the last 4 meetings in all competitions

 

Betting Tips Verdict

With Bristol City in shaky form and Shrewsbury nothing to lose, we could see both teams score here.


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