Shrewsbury vs Liverpool Prediction & Match Preview

Shrewsbury vs Liverpool
England – FA Cup
Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Greenhous Meadow.

This game seems to be a good opportunity for the punters to beat the bookies. Liverpool have a double gameweek in the PL, and Jurgen Klopp is certainly not going to exhaust his main team for the comparatively inferior FA Cup competition. It’s time to see the value in bets for Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury vs Liverpool Head-to-head (h2h)

  • These two teams have locked horns just once so far, and the sole game had come in the FA Cup of 1996 season. Then, Liverpool recorded a dominating 0-4 win on the road.

Shrewsbury vs Liverpool Match Preview

This week, Liverpool are facing one of the toughest challenges of their season. They are supposed to play thrice in the space of a week, and two of those are PL fixtures. On top of that, Sadio Mane is expecting a period on the sidelines due to injury.

By all means, the next seven days will test to the limit the Reds’ fighting spirit and resolve.

The fact that Liverpool are desperate for league glory has huge implications for this upcoming encounter. 

This FA Cup match could be considered as a breather by Jurgen Klopp and he could allow his main cast to rejuvenate this Sunday, before lining up them for the PL encounter against West Ham.

Shrewsbury vs Liverpool Prediction

Shrewsbury were at home the previous round, and had taken on Bristol City. The closely-contested game saw the hosts registering a narrow 1-0 win, with the winner coming in the 89th minute.

In the meanwhile, Liverpool had taken on derby rivals, Everton, and still managed to come clean with a 1-0 win. However, the game was at Anfield, and this probably played a big role in the Reds’ win.

This Sunday, Liverpool will be missing many key players from the first squad due to the double PL game week, and on top of that they will have to deal with the loss of Sadio Mane as well.

On top of that they will definitely not have the same drive to win games that they show in the Champions League and Premier League, and to be frank, hardcore Liverpool fans wish their team get the boot from the FA Cup, as it would allow them to concentrate well in delivering their maiden league triumph in three decades.

To further reduce Liverpool’s chances, they are on the road as well.

On the other hand, Shrewsbury were unbeaten in 22 of their previous 27 matches, and they had found the back of the net at least once in 15 of their preceding 17 fixtures.

At home, the team were unbeaten in 16 of their former 20 appearances, and are on a scoring streak of 13 match-ups here.

Taking into account these observations, it’s deduced that Shrewsbury should be able to make some kind of impact on the Reds this Sunday. 

They do have the home advantage, and they will be desperate to bring their team to the limelight by eliminating possibly the best team in the world right now from a cup competition.

Also make no mistake that Shrewsbury will be playing this match as one of the most important in their lives, and probably for several of their players, this might be the only chance for a worldwide limelight.

Likely, count on the reigning European champions to struggle a bit in this game, and as such, Shrewsbury should record the win with the aid of handicap.

Going on, despite all their drawbacks this match-day, Liverpool are still the current Champions League title-holders, and arguably the best team in the world. 

They are also taking on a team from the third division of English Football, and on top of that, Shrewsbury hold a 100% losing record against this opponent.

Considering these findings, it’s concluded that the potential for the BTTS bet is very high this weekend.

Shrewsbury vs Liverpool Betting Tips

  • Shrewsbury +1.5, +2 Asian Handicap @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).