Shrewsbury vs Doncaster
English League One
Date: Saturday, 20 January 2018
Kick-Off at: 15:00 UK
Venue: Montgomery Waters Meadow, Shrewsbury
After a lot of drama and missed opportunities, Shrewsbury Town were eliminated from the FA Cup during the mid-week. Visit to London Park didn’t end well for them as West Ham United took a narrow -0 win in the extra-time. The Lions now can redirect their strength and focus to League One matches and try to secure one of the top two spots, so they could earn a promotion. The next opponent on the list is 12th placed Doncaster Rovers.
The visiting team is probably one of the most inconsistent so far in the division. Rovers are a team able to cause a lot of troubles to top teams, but also to underperform against bottom table squads. They were also eliminated from the FA Cup recently by 23rd placed team Rochdale. Overall, away games for them are not going really well so far (suffered seven losses in 11 outings).
Shrewsbury Town are the best hosts in the league, mainly thanks to phenomenal and well – coordinated back line. They conceded only four goals in twelve home games, while scoring 18. The current record is ten wins, one draw and only one loss. Striker Stefan Payne bagged a lot of key goals for the Lions so far, and will surely represent the biggest threat for the visiting defenders.
Shrewsbury vs Doncaster: Head-to-head
The last four matches between Shrewsbury and Doncaster were won by the visiting team which I find interesting. Lions hosted Rovers four times in the past and won only one duel while losing three, but their quality at that time was questionable.
Shrewsbury vs Doncaster: Prediction
Bookies have served us well – wrapped present for this match in my opinion. Backing the 2nd placed squad on the table against 12th at 2.45 odds is definitely worth a risk and good chunk of my bankroll.
Shrewsbury vs Doncaster: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.45
Both teams to score NO @ 1.70