Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Alexandria Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Crewe and Shrewsbury, the two bottom-table sides. The Railwaymen are still sitting in the relegation zone, and seeing that they are seven points behind the safe zone, the hosts surely want this win more than the Shrews. Since David Artell has a full squad to choose from, home win should be considered. Shrewsbury, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
The Shrews have been showing signs of improvement of late, but, as previously mentioned, Saturday’s clash is of big importance for the relegation-threatened hosts. Daniel Udoh should keep his place in the starting XI after finding the net in the FA Cup loss (1-4) to Liverpool at the weekend. In their last meeting at the venue Crewe defeated Shrewsbury 3-2, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the home side.
Highlighted Player (Donervon Daniels):
Donervon Daniels is a 186-cm-tall defender who plays for Wigan Athletic. He was born in Montserrat on 24 November, 1993 and he is a product of WBA football academy. After spending several seasons on loan at Tranmere Rovers, Gillingham, Blackpool and Aberdeen, Daniels signed for Wigan Athletic on a three-year-contract on June, 2015 and he netted his first goal for the Latics against Scunthorpe United two months later.
He made 33 appearances for Wigan in the 2015/2016 League One campaign and no doubt he helped the club secure promotion to the Championship. His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing at right back as well. His highest market value was €250 000 on May 30, 2016.
Daniels has contract with Wigan Athletic which expires on 30 June, 2018. It has to be noted that that he was awarded WBA Young Player of the Year for the 2011/2012 season. Donvervon Daniels is a right-footed player.
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.