Fleetwood vs Shrewsbury Prediction & Match Preview

Fleetwood vs Shrewsbury
England League One
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Highbury Stadium (Fleetwood).

Fleetwood have been a confident bunch on home soil this season. With their last and only taste of defeat coming way back in October, count on the hosts to give Shrewsbury a run for their money in this one.

Fleetwood vs Shrewsbury Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash witnessed Fleetwood post a 3-0 victory.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together just twice in their past five meetings.
  • Half of their previous eight games have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • The final scores have been tied thrice in their last ten fixtures.
  • Shrewsbury have registered the win in two of their previous ten encounters. (W-2, D-3, L-5)

Fleetwood vs Shrewsbury Prediction

Fleetwood had their five-match unbeaten run in the League One brought to an abrupt halt by Burton who edged past them at home last week. The hosts huffed and puffed in that latter matchup, and looked almost certain to salvage a point after the scores read 0-0 even in the dying stages of the game.

However, the home team had their hearts broken in the 89th minute by Ryan Edwards who found the back of the net to fire his side into the lead.

Nevertheless, Fleetwood are still sporting a three-point cushion over their counterparts for the weekend.

Shrewsbury pulled off a narrow 1-0 win over Bristol City in the FA Cup last week and will be making the trip to Highbury on the back of that positive result. Be that as it may, the visitors are without a win in their last four League One games on the trot.

Miserably, they have also garnered no more than two measly points from a possible twelve in the process as well. It is also worth mentioning that the guests have dropped points in nine of their previous twelve outings.

In sharp contrast, Fleetwood have been a force to reckon with at home this term. Impressively, they have stumbled just once in front of the home crowd.

Taking into account that they have also picked up the win in three of their past four meetings with this foe here, a defeat is certainly looming large for Shrewsbury this weekend.

Furthermore, the guests have been tame in the final third, especially in their outings. Only Bolton, have scored fewer goals than them on the road this season.

Meanwhile, Fleetwood have kept a clean sheet in two of their last five games here, and have conceded just three goals in the process. Considering that all of the past three League One fixtures at this stadium have also featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the chart, a low scoring affair is certainly in the reckoning come Saturday.

 Fleetwood vs Shrewsbury Betting tips

  • Fleetwood to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).