Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Shrewsbury Town and Oxford United take on each other at Greenhous Meadow in the penultimate game of the season. Despite their poor form, Shrewsbury managed to secure the League One survival, while Oxford United aim to keep their playoffs hopes alive. Considering that the Shrews suffered four defeats in the previous five league fixtures, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the home team.
The Yellows, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to AFC Wimbledon, with the team recording a very important 3-1 win over Plymouth. Oxford United have been impressive in front of goal in the season finale, and seeing that Shrewsbury head into the match with the lack of motivation, we are tempted to put out money on the promotion-chasing visitors. In the first half of the season the Yellows rolled over the Shrews 4-1 at Kassam Stadium.
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 (Oxford United):
Oxford United are one of the oldest clubs in the League One as they were founded back in 1893. However, Oxford United adopted their current name 67 years later and have been playing under it ever since.
Over the years the Yellows have built a great rivalry with Swindon Town and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two sides. Oxford United play home matches at Kassam Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 12,500. The stadium was built in 1997 and has been Oxford United’s home ground ever since. The Boys from Up the Hill are well known for their yellow and blue colours, but they play their away games in dark blue (with a little yellow) or black kits.
Oxford’s player with the most league appearances is John Shuker, playing 478 games for the club from 1962 to 1977. On the other hand, Jim Magilton is the club’s most capped player in internationals, playing 18 games for Northern Ireland.