Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
A place in the FA Cup round 2 will be at stake when Cambridge United and Shrewsbury Town face each other at Abbey Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The U’s have been producing fine displays in the League Two this season, and, no doubt, they are determined to secure automatic promotion to the League One. Speaking of League One, their Saturday’s rivals Shrewsbury Town compete in the English third tier.
The Shrews sit in the relegation zone after 11 rounds, and that is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. When the two teams met in the EFL Trophy four years ago Cambridge United defeated Shrewsbury Town, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. A man to watch in the home team will be top scorer Paul Mullin, who has netted 12 goals in the League Two to date.
Highlighted Player (Aaron Pierre):
Born on February 17, 1993 in Southall, England Aaron Pierre is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town in the League One as a defender. Pierre started his youth career at Fulham at the age of 15 and in 2011 he moved to Brentford youth school.
Speaking of his senior career, the 185-cm-tall defender played for the likes of Brentford, Cambridge United, Wycombe Wanderers and Northampton Town before signing a deal with Shrewsbury Town in the summer of 2019. Aaron Pierre signed for the League One side for an undisclosed fee, penning a three-year deal. Despite being born in England, the Shrewsbury Town footballer represents Granada on the international stage.
He received his first call-up for the Grenada national team in September, 2015, but he has yet to find the net with the Spice Boys. The Grenada international’s main position is centre-back, whereas his preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Shrewsbury):
Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Shrewsbury Town are a professional club that play home games at New Meadow stadium, the venue which was opened in 2007 and has the capacity of 10,361. Shrewsbury Town were founded back in 1886, with some reports indicating the club was established at the Lion Hotel.
The Blues wear blue shirts with yellow stripe and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kit is purple. Mickey Brown holds the club record for most appearances as he played 190 games for the club, scoring 9 goals in the league. Both Wolverhampton and Walsall are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but there have always been fireworks in matches between Shrewsbury Town and Hereford United as well.
The two teams face each other in the “A49 derby” and it has to be noted that the Blues have built rivalries with Chester City and Wrexham as well.