Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After sharing the spoils with Ipswich Town at Portman Road, Morecambe will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Shrewsbury Town at Globe Arena. The Shrimps were on the verge of beating the Tractor Boys in their opener, but the hosts eventually scored the equalizer in the stoppage time. Morecambe are eager to record their first win of the season, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against the Shrews.
Even though defender Ryan Delaney limped off with injury in the season opener, home win should be considered. Shrewsbury, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to Burton in the opening match of the season. The Shrews are eager to give fans something to cheer about, but given Morecambe’s display in the draw with Ipswich, there is a big value in betting on the hosts. Both Nurse and Ogbeta are pushing for a start for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (A-Jay Leitch-Smith):
Born in Crewe, England on March 6, 1990, A-Jay Leitch-Smith is a professional footballer who plays for Morecambe as a forward. Leitch-Smith is a product of the Crewe Alexandra football academy, and it has to be noted that he made 103 appearances for the club’s first team.
After spending several seasons on loan at Halifax Town, Newcastle Town, IBV, and Curzon Ashton, the English footballer joined Yeovil Town on a permanent basis in the 2014/2015 season. A-Jay Leitch-smith played for the likes of Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town, and Dundee (loan) as well before moving to his current club Morecambe.
Leitch-Smith is a very intelligent and creative attacker with good technical abilities. His preferred foot is centre-forward, but he is used as both second striker and right winger as well. The English footballer, who wears the number 28 jersey at Morecambe, has a contract with the Shrimps until June 30, 2021.
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.