Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Shrewsbury Town will be looking to build on a 2-0 win over Peterborough United when they host Crewe Alexandra at their Greenhous Meadow on Matchday 22. The Shrews are eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in the midweek clash. A man to watch in the home team will be January signing Harrison Chapman, who scored a brace at the weekend.
The Railwaymen, on the other hand, played out a 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town in their last league match. Since Crewe suffered a heavy 4-1 loss to Gillingham in their last away game, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. In each of the previous three meetings between Shrewsbury and Crewe the Shrews emerged triumphant, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
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 (Crewe):
Crewe Aleandra are a professional football club that welcome their rivals at Gresty Road. The stadium was built in 1906, and it can hold up to 10,153 spectators. Founded back in 1877, Crewe Alexandra play their home games in red shirts and white shorts, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The Railwaymen played their first game against North Staffs in 1877, with the two teams sharing the spoils (1-1) at Alexandra Recreation Ground. Nowadays, Crewe compete in the League 2 where they take on their main rivals Port Vale. In 2014 a match between the two sides resulted in violence and arrests. The likes of Wrexham, Macclesfield Town, Shrewsbury Town, and Stoke City are considered the club’s rivals as well.
In 2013 Crewe Alexandra clinched the Football League Trophy as they defeated Southend United 2-0 in the title game at Wembley Stadium. Goals from Max Clayton and Luke Murphy helped the Railwaymen clinch their first and only Football League Trophy.