Shrewsbury vs Rochdale
English League One
Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Montgomery Waters Meadow (Shrewsbury).
Shrewsbury Town took advantage of the easier fixture in the previous round to pick up an important three-pointer against AFC Wimbledon away at Cherry Red Records Fans’ Stadium. The win came only thanks to a brace from center-back Luke Waterfall who turned it around for the Blues in the second half after James Hanson had previously broken the deadlock for the Wombles.
However, we must say the Blues are still miles away from the previous term level. They ended last season at third place and now sit as low as 18th after 17 rounds of the competition. The lack of consistency could have been noticed last weekend when Shrewsbury Town failed to see off the National league side Salford City in the first round of the FA Cup (1-1 draw).
Can the Shrews make it subsequent league wins on Saturday when they play host to bottom-half rivals Rochdale at Montgomery Waters Meadow?
Shrewsbury vs Rochdale: Head-to-head
The Dale lead the head to head tie by six wins coming into their 33rd meeting with Shrewsbury Town.
Teams notched a home win apiece when they met each other in the previous term of League One.
The Blues won each of last three home clashes against the Dale though.
Shrewsbury vs Rochdale: Prediction
Rochdale were on a fine thread of two wins and a draw in all competitions on travels before they fell 3-0 at Wycombe Wanderers in the previous away fixture. However, it is an encouraging streak if we know about Shrewsbury’s struggles with the form at the start of the new season.
On the other side, the Blues do play much better on the home patch where they lost just a single affair ever since the start of the season. This is why we see the draw as the most likable of three outcomes here and you can go for it at the odds of 3.25.
Shrewsbury vs Rochdale: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.25 (9/4)
BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5).