Friday, 12 April 2013

AFCB are out to cut down the Shrews

Shrewsbury Town have recently picked up their form in a strong bid to stave off relegation from League One. They have had impressive victories in recent weeks against Crawley Town at home and away at MK Dons. Here's another one of those too often used phrases, "there are no easy games in this league".

It is against the top sides where Shrewsbury have come up a bit short though of late losing out by the odd goal. They have fallen at home to Leyton Orient, Doncaster, Sheffield Utd and Swindon but they have not been well beaten by many sides this season.  Shrewsbury's indifferent home form has seen them fall to the bottom quarter of the form table for home games. 

In the reverse fixture in November the Cherries secured a 2:1 victory over the Shrews and something similar on Saturday could take AFCB back to the top of the table. 

Shrewsbury were in good shape in their last home fixture with striker Tom Eaves scoring all three against Crawley and Shrewsbury rarely fail to score at home. That of course was a much needed win with the threat of relegation, but now that the Shrews have a bit of a breathing gap they will perhaps not play as expansively against a top team like AFCB at home.

Goals have been pretty evenly spread around the Shrewsbury team with striker Marvin Morgan on 7 along with midfielders Mathew Richards and John Taylor, while Tom Eaves is just behind on 6. Stephen McGinn scored his second goal this season for the club last time out in the 2:1 defeat against Yeovil.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth's away form is currently the third best in the league behind Sheffield Utd and Coventry over the last six away games. They will be out to try and make automatic promotion more than a possibility as they look to extend the gap on the chasers.

I get the feeling this is going to be a close one with only a goal between the two sides. If AFCB go out prepared to attack in their confident manner of late they should be able to keep Shrewsbury's keeper more than busy, so I am gong for a 1:2 away win.

Bournemouth will set another club record of seven wins in a row in the league if they can beat Shrewsbury on Saturday. 

Safe journey to all those travelling to the game. UTCIAD!

Congratulations, by the way, to Brett Pitman in being announced Npower League One player of the month today.

Shrewsbury Home Form: DLWLLW
Cherries Away Form: WLLWWW

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1 comment:

  1. Agree with your prediction Peter. Never seen us win up there but if AFCB play confidently and attack from the off then the goals will come and we should be able to secure the 3 points.