Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Shrewsbury Town did remarkably well to hold Portsmouth to a goalless draw in the opening match of the season, and they are now eyeing their first win of the 2020/21 League One campaign. The Shrews left their hearts on the field in the goalless draw with the Pompey, with the team committing no fewer than 25 fouls. Defender Aaron Pierre, though, paid price four such approach, and, as a result, he is going to miss the Northampton game through suspension.
The Cobblers, on the other hand, came from behind to share the spoils with AFC Wimbledon on day 1. Northampton Town were beaten by Shrewsbury Town in their last meeting at Greenhous Meadow, and given the Shrews’ display in the draw with Portsmouth, home win should definitely be considered. Summer signing Rekeil Pyke is widely expected to lead the line for 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 (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.