Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Oxford United will be aiming to extend their winning run to four games when they take on Shrewsbury Town in the League One round 11. The Yellows proved their worth in the derby against Stevenage and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to win Tuesday’s clash. One of the men to watch in the home team will be Jamaica international Greg Leigh, who scored a brace in the last league match.
The Shrews, on the other hand, do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team collecting only one point in total from the last four league matches. Shrewsbury have been struggling in front of goal of late and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Oxford United’s party at Kassam Stadium. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of the trip to Oxfordshire.
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.