Shrewsbury v Wolves Match Info
Date: Saturday January 26th 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm GMT
Venue: Montgomery Waters Meadow, Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury v Wolves Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
08 Oct 1991 – Shrewsbury Town 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers – League Cup
21 Sep 2013 – Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers – League One
15 Mar 2014 – Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Shrewsbury Town – League One
Full head to head record
Shrewsbury wins: 3
Wolves wins: 4
Shrewsbury v Wolves Stats
- Shrewsbury have won just one of their last eight games in all competitions
- Wolves have only lost one of their last four away matches
- The Black Country side needed a replay to win only previous FA Cup tie between these two
Shrewsbury v Wolves Match Preview
Shrewsbury Town came so close to reaching the Championship last season, eventually falling at the hands of Rotherham United in the play-off final after a terrific season saw them run Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers close in the automatic promotion chase. It came as little surprise when manager Paul Hurst was snapped up by Ipswich Town in the summer but his replacement John Askey lasted just a few short months and has since been replaced by Sam Ricketts.
The Welshman takes over a side currently straggling towards the bottom of the League One table and having won only one of their last eight matches in all competition although perhaps encouragingly ahead of this fixture, that one win came away from home in the replay of their FA Cup Third Round tie against Championship outfit Stoke City. Can they upset the odds once again here by winning out against Wolves at odds of 6/1 with bet365?
Wolverhampton Wanderers have taken to life in the Premier League with an impressive ease this season. Although many pundits were expecting the Midlands outfit to steer well clear of the relegation dogfight given the impressive nature of their promotion from the Championship last season, few will have expected them to be riding high in 8th place and in with a real chance of claiming a place in next season’s Europa League dependent on who wins the domestic cup competitions.
Indeed, one other route into Europe for Nuno Espirito Santo and his side would be to win the FA Cup, which he may feel is a possibility given their comfortable position in the Premier League table as things stand. Wolves have already faced a much tougher test than this one in the shape of high-flying Liverpool in Round Three and after winning 2-1 in that fixture, the Portuguese boss will be expecting his team to win out in Shrewsbury at odds of 6/11 with Unibet.
Shrewsbury may have found the net three times in that win at the Bet365 Stadium in the last round replay, but they’ve struggled for goals in other recent matches. Salop have failed to score in their last three league matches and in Wolverhampton Wanderers, they come up against a team that has a strong defensive record and Premier League quality at the back. We’re getting on odds of 6/4 with Coral for an away win to nil here.
Diogo Jota scored 18 goals in all competitions in his first season in England last term, but after the step-up to the Premier League he had struggled in front of goal and found the net only twice until last weekend when he bagged an impressive hat-trick in a victory over Leicester City last weekend. Confidence will be sky high for the 22 year old now as he has bagged seven times in his last ten outings for club and country and we’re backing him for another here at 8/5 with Unibet.
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