Blackpool vs Shrewsbury
England – League One.
Date: Saturday, 19th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Bloomfield Road (Blackpool).
The Seasiders will face an unbeatable opponent when they play Shrewsbury at home this Saturday.
Pool are 9th in the table with little between them and their nearest rivals Coventry. A win in this upcoming game would possibly take them to 8th above them. Most of their games have been draws because they could not avoid conceding goals.
A 5 game winless run that included 4 defeats ended with a recent win against Portsmouth. That -1 away win was only their second clean sheet in the last 9 matches across all venues. At home, they are on an active 3 game losing streak without scoring even a goal. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 matches as well.
Shrewsbury is nearing the relegation zone after being winless in their recent games. They are fresh from a home defeat against Charlton at home with a final score 0-3. So a win is much needed for the Salop to finish the rest of the season in a strong fashion.
A 6 match winless run was also going on for them in all competitions. But that ended with their recent win in the FA Cup over Stoke City. In 4 of their previous 6 games, the final score had less than 2.5 goals in total.
The win against Stoke was their only one in their last 6 matches on the road. Four of those 6 games were defeats and both teams scored in all their last 9 away matches. The Blues need to be on their best for getting out of that winless run in the league, this Saturday.
Blackpool vs Shrewsbury: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Shrewsbury is unbeaten against this opposition in any competitive h2h match between them.
- They have won 6 of all the 9 matches between them in league and Cup.
- In 8 of those 9 games, the score had less than 2.5 goals at the full time.
- The last 3 h2h games between these two sides across all venues were draws on the trot.
- Shrews have 2 wins in the 3 matches against the hosts at this ground.
- Less than 2.5 goals came in 2 of those 3 h2h games at the home of the Pool.
Blackpool vs Shrewsbury: Prediction
The hosts failed to score in the last 3 home games in both cup and the league. With this, they have never troubled the scores in 5 of their previous 6 games across all venues. So it is a hard chance that they will find the net on Saturday. Thus we can bet on both teams not scoring with 1.85 odds.
Salop has never lost a match against the Pool till now. There is very little chance that they will lose this upcoming game. Since the home side is on a losing streak and the visitors are coming into this match with an away win on their back, Shrews will have the upper hand. So we can bet on a Double Chance for the game to be a draw like the previous 4 h2h games or the visitors to win with 1.62 odds.
Blackpool vs Shrewsbury: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Draw or Shrewsbury to win @ 1.62 (5/8).
Both teams to score: No @ 1.85 (6/7).