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Tuesday’s EFL Trophy schedule will see Shrewsbury Town against Walsall.
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Shrewsbury Town will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 3-2 League One victory over Reading.
For Shrewsbury Town, the goals were scored by Tom Bayliss (33'), Chey Dunkley (92') and Jason Sraha (96'). Sam Smith (12') and Dominic Ballard (15') scored for Reading.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Shrewsbury Town have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Shrewsbury Town have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 10 goals during that time.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Harrogate Town in League Two competition, Walsall and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
George Thomson (84') was the scorer for Harrogate Town.
Walsall have been effective going forward leading up to this encounter, having scored 10 times in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Walsall have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same clashes. We will just have to see if that trend can be sustained here.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 14/04/2017 tells us that Shrewsbury Town have won 2 of these games & Walsall 0, with the number of draws being 4.
A combined sum of 9 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 6 of them from The Shrews and 3 for The Saddlers. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.5.
The previous league clash between these sides was League One match day 46 on 04/05/2019 when it finished Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Walsall.
The referee was Seb Stockbridge.
Team News: Shrewsbury Town
The Shrewsbury Town boss Matt Taylor will be grateful not to have any fitness worries at all before this clash with a completely healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Walsall
Thanks to a fully healthy squad available for selection, the Walsall boss Mat Sadler has zero fitness concerns to report coming into this match.
We believe that Walsall might need a bit of good fortune to breach the defence of this Shrewsbury Town lineup who should get the vital goal that wins it.
We’re therefore tipping a very even match with a 1-0 victory for Shrewsbury Town when all is said and done.
Expecting it to be tight.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Croud Meadow (9,877)
Captain: Chey Dunkley
Chairman: Roland Wycherley
Manager: Matt Taylor
Competitions: League One position 19, EFL Trophy (Group A - South)
⭐ Star Man: Daniel Udoh
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Daniel Udoh was born in England. After making a first senior appearance for Crewe Alexandra in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the League One 2023 - 2024 campaign so far from a total of 16 appearances.