Shrewsbury vs Doncaster Prediction & Match Preview

Shrewsbury vs Doncaster
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Greenhous Meadow (Shrewsbury).

As per current form, and the result of the reverse fixture, Doncaster are considered to be the favorites this Saturday. The team also has an additional motivation to go after the three points – as of now, they are just five points away from a spot in the playoff zone, and the game against the struggling Shrewsbury is a perfect opportunity to post some easy points.

Shrewsbury vs Doncaster Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met was just one month back. Then, Doncaster recorded a 2-0 win at home.
  • Four of the former six wins had gone to the teams that were on the road.
  • Doncaster kept clean sheets in two of the last three match-ups.
  • This past decade, the hosts have won just once at this stadium.
  • Doncaster scored two or more goals in every single one of their visits to this ground this decade, bar once.

Shrewsbury vs Doncaster Prediction

Shrewsbury were defeated 2-0 on the road by Portsmouth the last match-day. It was their eighth winless match in a row, and their fifth loss from the past six games. The loss was an accurate representation of the team’s overall performance this season, and especially in 2020.

Meanwhile, Doncaster lost 2-1 on the road against Gillingham the prior game week. While the team did lose, it was more of an unlucky loss. They had an early lead, but were reduced to ten on the pitch due to a red card. And later, twice the guests slotted the ball into their own nets to overturn the 0-1 lead.

As things stand this weekend, Doncaster are expected to deliver the three points. First of all they will be frustrated about how their latest match turned out to be, and will want amends. Next, they are taking on a Shrewsbury side, that were winless in 13 of the last 14 overall match-ups, and had lost five of their prior six games. 

Also, since December, Shrewsbury have a total of two wins at home, and one of those had come in the FA Cup. On the other hand, Doncaster were unbeaten in ten of their preceding fourteen fixtures, and had won an impressive seven of these games. On the road, since mid-December, they have lost just twice, and failed to score just once.

Moreover, Doncaster also had won the reverse fixture, and that too with a clean sheet. They had kept clean sheets in 2 of the 3 last h2h games as well. Finally, at this venue, only once have Shrewsbury won this decade against this opponent, and they conceded twice or more in every single h2h battle bar once, in the last ten years.

Likely, expect a dominating performance from Shrewsbury this weekend.

Shrewsbury vs Doncaster Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Doncaster or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Doncaster +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).