Blackburn Rovers Shrewsbury Town: Preview and Prediction

Shrewsbury Town have taken just one point from their last three England. League One matches, following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat away to their opponent. Shrewsbury Town are still seventh overall in the table, but the distance between them and the Continental qualification positions is slowly getting bigger. Saturday’s match at home to reigning champions Blackburn Rovers should prove no easy feat either – Shrewsbury Town haven’t won against any England. League One leader since September 2008 and, notably, are without a win against any side currently within the top eight so far this season.

Blackburn Rovers have turned around their “unconvincing” run in style over the past 7 days. Blackburn Rovers dominated and humiliated their opponent with a 8-0 win at home last weekend, which also saw their striker net his first hat-trick of 2017, to become the England. League One’s joint top scorer (19 goals) in the process, before easing their way through to the semi-finals of the national cup at home to opponent during the week (3-0 win).

Blackburn Rovers are clear favourites here at 4/9 with bet365, but we feel that backing “both teams to score” at 21/20 has some decent potential for the following reasons:

Most people know about Blackburn Rovers and their striker, and for good reason too. He is a world class striker and currently in top form, with seven goals from his last four competitive outings. He’s also scored three goals in Blackburn Rovers’s last four on the road so you’d fancy him to continue this run as an anytime goalscorer at 4/7 with bet365. However, Shrewsbury Town are not without a weapon of their own in French striker.Not to mention that he scored against the visitors earlier this season when Shrewsbury Town took a point away from Blackburn Rovers (1-1 draw).

Notably, Blackburn Rovers’s recent domination has in fact come from matches at home. Blackburn Rovers have failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four England. League One away matches, including against some much weaker teams than Shrewsbury Town, and the added strain following their mid-week national cup match, where the league leaders fielded a full strength squad, should add even more value to Shrewsbury Town getting one against them.

Regarding a correct score bet, though Shrewsbury Town are unbeaten at home this season (W5 D5), Blackburn Rovers hold the best away record in the England. League One (W8 D2 L1). Shrewsbury Town’s poor track record against much stronger sides, combined with Blackburn Rovers’s return to goal-scoring form, means we feel the Blackburn Roversns could sneak another win here. As such, we feel there’s decent value to be had backing a 2-1 Blackburn Rovers win at 15/2 with bet365.

Blackburn Rovers Shrewsbury Town: Preview and Prediction

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