Shrewsbury vs Bristol City Prediction & Match Preview

Shrewsbury vs Bristol City 
England – FA Cup 
Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Kick-off at 19: 45 UK/ 20:45 CET 
Venue: Greenhous Meadow (Shrewsbury). 
 
Bristol City will probably be cursing their tough schedule as they messed up the first leg, despite having the home advantage, and a one-goal lead. However, they will be adamant to make it to the fourth round, and will try their best on the pitch this Tuesday, against Shrewsbury, who come from a lower league. 

Shrewsbury vs Bristol City Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The first leg ended with the teams sharing the spoils with a 1-1 draw. 
  • Every single encounter since 1998 have had goals from both teams. 
  • It’s been over twenty years since Shrewsbury have last won against this opponent. 
  • 100% of match-ups at this venue since 1998 have had five or more goals. 

Shrewsbury vs Bristol City Prediction

Bristol had begun on the right note in the first leg. They had the home advantage, and ended the first half with a 1-0 lead. However, Shrewsbury managed to equalize just after half time, and held the scoreline till the end. 

Regarding the result of this upcoming fixture, understand that Bristol City take part in the competitive Championship, which is the second tier of English Football, while their opposite number ply their trade one rung down in the League One. 

On top of that, also consider the fact that Bristol are currently just five points away from taking a hold of the third position in the Championship. 

Moreover, Shrewsbury are winless in their last five straight games, and were so in seven of their previous nine match-ups. On the other hand, Bristol were unbeaten in three of their preceding four fixtures, and were so in an incredible 17 of their prior 21 road trips. 

In addition, Bristol have never once failed to score against this opponent since 1998, and they have never been beaten by this opposition in the last two decades.  

Considering all these findings, the inference is that, Bristol, the top-tier team should emerge victorious this Tuesday with the aid of handicap. 

However, do understand that they are on the road, and that this is a deciding-game of the third round of the FA Cup. 

Also, in the prior 21 years, only once have Shrewsbury failed to score against this opposition, and they have never failed to find the back of the net at home in an h2h encounter in the past two decades. 

Shrewsbury also do have the confidence of holding Bristol to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture, even while being held down by the away handicap.  

Finally, consider the fact that Shrewsbury are on a 12-match scoring streak at home, whereas their counterparts have not kept a clean sheet in 14 of their previous 16 road games. 

A clear analysis of all these facts help us to pick out the other top pick for the game – the BTTS. 

Shrewsbury vs Bristol City Betting Tips

  • Bristol City +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5) 
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10).