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Northampton Town will host visiting opponents Shrewsbury Town at The PTS Academy Stadium in this League One clash on Friday.
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Northampton Town will be hoping to bounce back here after a 1-0 League One defeat last time out to AFC Wimbledon.
Joe Pigott (88') scored for AFC Wimbledon.
Jon Brady's Northampton Town have hit the back of the net a sum total of 6 times in their prior six outings. The comparative tally of goals that they have conceded in that time stands at 5.
Coming into this contest, Northampton Town are unbeaten in the league by Shrewsbury Town in their previous 2 games.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Portsmouth in League One competition, Shrewsbury Town and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
The only scorer from Shrewsbury Town was Nathanael Ogbeta (52'). Marcus Harness (25') and John Marquis (36') scored for Portsmouth.
The numbers tell their own story, and Shrewsbury Town have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 7 goals in total. At the back, The Shrews have not been doing too well.
A look at their previous results shows us that Shrewsbury Town:
- have not emerged victorious against Northampton Town in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- remain unbeaten by Northampton Town when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 28/02/2015 shows that Northampton Town have won 3 of them and Shrewsbury Town 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
In all, 17 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them for The Cobblers and 7 coming from The Shrews. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The last league encounter between these sides was League One match day 2 on 19/09/2020 when it ended Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Northampton Town.
The referee was Neil Hair.
Team News: Northampton Town
Northampton Town manager Jon Brady will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all before this match with a completely injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Shrewsbury Town
With a fully injury-free squad ready to go, Shrewsbury Town manager Steve Cotterill does not have any fitness worries at all coming into this game.
We’re of the view that Shrewsbury Town and Northampton Town may well find themselves both scoring in what promises to be a very even battle here.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. Our tip is therefore for a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The PTS Academy Stadium (7,798)
Captain: Cian Bolger
Chairman: Kelvin Thomas
Manager: Jon Brady
Competitions: League One position 20
⭐ Key Player: Ryan Watson
Typically taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Ryan Watson was born in Crewe, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Northampton Town in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has managed 7 league goals in this League One 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 30 appearances.