Northampton vs Shrewsbury
England – League One
Date: Tuesday, 20-March-2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Sixfields Stadium (Northampton).
Shrewsbury look to strengthen their promotion bid with a win against relegation threatened Northampton in Tuesday’s League 1 fixture.
A narrow 2-1 away win at Scunthorpe pushed Shrewsbury to second in the league standings. They could dismantle Blackburn from the top with a win on Tuesday who are sitting at a 2-point distance.
The Shrews do have momentum on their side as the win on Saturday is their third on the bounce. Moreover, they are on an emphatic away run with all of their last 5 outings resulting in wins.
On the other hand, Northampton are coming on the back of a heavy 0-3 defeat at home to Rotherham. The result stretch their win-less run to five games and moved down to relegation zone. Yet, a win could take them to safety depending on results elsewhere.
Yet, Northampton’s head-coach Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be a concerned man as his team failed to lift the performance in recent home fixtures. They are without a win in four home games, finding the back of the net just once in the process.
Northampton vs Shrewsbury: Head-to-head
There have been 17 league meetings (combined League 1 & 2) between the sides since the calendar year 1999. Shrewsbury won 7 of those while Northampton in 6 with the remaining 4 ending in draws.
The reverse leg of the corresponding fixture was a 1-0 narrow win for Shrewsbury.
Seven of their last 8 h2h meetings saw both teams scoring.
Northampton are on a four match winless run at home against Shrewsbury. They most recent two are 1-1 draws with the two behind ending in defeats.
Northampton vs Shrewsbury: Prediction
Both teams are desperate for a win for two different reasons. But, we don’t expect a tight clash on Tuesday. Shrewsbury are the better side by miles and they are expected to pile further misery on this side from Northamptonshire.
Northampton vs Shrewsbury: Bet Tips
Odds are correct at the time of compiling this article. Please gamble responsibly (18+).