Cambridge United - Shrewsbury predictions and free betting tips [14/10/2023]
In the upcoming round of League 1, the "Abbey" stadium will witness a harsh clash between "Cambridge United" and "Shrewsbury Town". It promises to be a tension-filled encounter right down to the final whistle, with neither side keen to back down.
"Cambridge United": Stevens; L Bennett, R Bennett, Morrison, Andrew; Digby, Cousins, Brophy, Lankester, Kaikai; Okenabirhie.
"Shrewsbury Town": Marosi; Sraha, Dunkley, Flanagan; Winchester, Bennett, Sobowale, Bayliss, Fleming; Udoh, Bowman.
This is the team's third season in League 1. Before this, they spent seven years in League 2. Each year was a challenging struggle, but in their final seventh season, they achieved the unthinkable. "Cambridge" secured the second spot and guaranteed their promotion. Last year in League 1 they finished just above the relegation zone, at the 20th position. On the 7th tour, they were beaten by "Wigan" (1:2). In the following match, they had a draw with "Port Vale" (1:1). They also squared off in a goalless draw with “Derby County” (0:0). Then "Cambridge" suffered a crushing defeat to "Barnsley" with a scoreline (0:4). And in the last match, they lost to "Burton" (1:2).
The team has been sticking around in the third division for quite some time now. Yet they haven’t particularly achieved marvellous results, always ranking between the 16th and 18th places. The only exception was the 2017/2018 season when they managed to climb to the third spot and participate in the playoffs for a chance to play in the Championship.
However, in the final game, they were defeated by Rotherham in overtime (1:2). At present, "Shrewsbury" stands at the 19th position, with a tally of 13 points in their kitty. Coming off a 7th round defeat to "Bristol Rovers" with a scoreline (0:2), the team suffered a narrow loss to "Leyton Orient". They then played a goalless draw with "Charlton". In the subsequent match, they lost to "Oxford" (0:3). But in the last round, "Shrewsbury" sealed a minimal victory over "Northampton".
The latest head-to-head championship game in England (League 1) between "Shrewsbury" and "Cambridge" was played on 21st January 2023 and concluded with a resounding victory for "Shrewsbury" with a scoreline of (5:1).
In the recent games, "Cambridge" seems to be underperforming, yet in this confrontation, they stand a chance, because they're up against "Shrewsbury", who suffered three consecutive away defeats. Drawing from this, it seems sensible to bet on the hosts' victory.