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Blackpool will host away side Shrewsbury Town at Bloomfield Road in this League One tie on Saturday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Blackpool v Shrewsbury Town are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
Blackpool are hoping to win again after their last result, a 2-1 EFL Trophy success vs Morecambe.
The only name on the scoresheet from Blackpool was Jake Beesley (21', 46'). Farrend Rawson (92') scored for Morecambe.
Matches featuring Blackpool have usually been absorbing encounters of late with high scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past 6 games, the sum of 20 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 9 of those accredited to Blackpool.
Heading into this contest, Blackpool have not registered a win against Shrewsbury Town in their last 11 league matches.
Shrewsbury Town will go into this clash following a 3-2 EFL Trophy win with the defeat of Walsall in their last fixture.
For Shrewsbury Town, the goalscorers were Daniel Udoh (32'), Mal Benning (34') and Ryan Bowman (49'). Danny Johnson (6') and Isaac Hutchinson (73') scored for Walsall.
The numbers tell their own story, and Shrewsbury Town have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 10 goals overall. In defence, Shrewsbury Town could really do with shoring things up. That aside, we will just have to wait and see if that pattern shall be replicated here in this match.
Their prior results show that Shrewsbury Town:
- are undefeated by Blackpool when having played them away from home in the previous 7 matches in the league. A solid away record against them.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 6 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 28/04/2018 tells us that Blackpool have won 0 of them and Shrewsbury Town 3, with the tally of draws being 3.
Also, the lack of goals in those games was pretty extraordinary, with a tally of 5 scored between them overall.
The last league fixture between these sides was League One match day 44 on 24/04/2021 and the score finished Blackpool 0-1 Shrewsbury Town.
The referee was James Bell.
Team News: Blackpool
The Blackpool boss Neil Critchley will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of before this match owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Shrewsbury Town
Due to a fully healthy squad ready to go, the Shrewsbury Town boss Matt Taylor has zero fitness worries at all coming into this game.
Our assessment is that Blackpool look set to score at least once when they come up against Shrewsbury Town, who could well find it tough to get a goal of their own.
Accordingly, we see a controlled 2-0 winning score for Blackpool at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bloomfield Road (16,616)
Captain: Oliver Norburn
Chairman: Simon Sadler
Manager: Neil Critchley
Competitions: League One position 8, EFL Trophy (Group A - North)
⭐ Star Man: Shayne Lavery
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Shayne Lavery was born in N. Ireland. After having made a senior debut playing for Blackpool in the 2021 - 2022 season, the talented Forward has got 4 league goals in this League One 2023 - 2024 season to date coming from a total of 14 appearances.