Southampton vs Shrewsbury Town
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 9 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium.
The Saints have been one of the best teams in the PL this season, and are threatening some of the titans to upend them from their top-tier spots. They are currently placed sixth in the table, and have defensively been a force all through this campaign.
Sure, they are going through a barren stretch at the moment, and it has cost them a little. However, this makes them even more dangerous this weekend at the St. Mary’s Stadium. They are in desperate need to deliver a huge win and gain their confidence back. And at home, against a team from the League One, they are the overwhelming favorites.
Note that the League One is the third tier in the English Football system.
On top of that, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men also have a great h2h record against this opponent over the past several years.
By the looks of things, expect Southampton to post a convincing win this Saturday.
Southampton vs Shrewsbury: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had taken place in the FA Cup as well, and then the Saints recorded a 2-0 win. The match had taken place in 2010, and this has been the only face-to-face fixture since 1993.
- They were unbeaten in ten of the former eleven encounters.
- They had won five of the past seven clashes.
- The team had kept clean sheets in three of the past four meetings.
- Since 1955, only once have they lost against this foe.
Southampton vs Shrewsbury Prediction
Hasenhuttl’s men are fresh off a win to nil against the defending EPL champions. They have also lost just twice in their previous 15 overall fixtures, and these two defeats had come against the two Manchester teams.
They easily have been one of the best teams in the English top flight over the course of the season, and at home, they are pitted against a team that’s fighting relegation in the League One.
On top of that, the Saints also have a 100% winning record against this opponent in the 21st century, and they have in fact lost just once in h2h meetings since 1955.
Taking these observations into account, and the determination of Hasenhuttl’s men to get back to their winning track, expect a dominating performance from Southampton this Saturday.
Southampton vs Shrewsbury: Betting Tips
Southampton -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 2.5 Match Goals & Southampton to Win @ 1.70 (7/10).