Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by a thrilling 6-0 win over Crewe, Oxford United will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday. The Yellows did well to keep their playoffs hopes alive, but they need to keep on impressing in the season finale if they are to secure a top-six finish. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Oxford looked sharp in front of goal at the weekend. You should know that the Yellows are eyeing their tenth home win of the season.
The Shrews, on the other hand, are 12 points clear of the relegation zone. Shrewsbury Town are on the right track to secure the League One survival, meaning that they have little to play for in Tuesday’s clash. Given the importance of the match for the promotion-chasing hosts, punters can definitely find value in betting on the Yellows.
Highlighted Player (Elliott Moore):
Born in Coalville, England on March 16, 1997 Elliott Moore is an English footballer who plays for Oxford United as a centre-back. Moore has one cap with the England U18 team, while making two appearances for the England U20 team.
The 196-cm tall defender is a product of Leicester City football school, joining the club at the age of 6, but he did not enjoy a first-team football with the Foxes. He made his first appearances for Leicester City senior team on July 19, 2017 against WBA at the Asia Trophy. After spending a couple of seasons on loan at OH Leuven, Elliott Moore returned to England in the summer of 2019, signing a contract with League One side Oxford United.
Moore made his League One debut against Sunderland on August 3, 2019. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Stadium of Light in the opening match of the season, with Elliott Moore coming from the bench in the dying minutes of the game.
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.