League One match prediction: Little separates Shrewsbury Town and Ipswich Town in quality

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Competition: England League One
Competition: Tue 04.May
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Montgomery Waters Meadow (9875 seats)

Shrewsbury Town hope to sell some tickets for this game even though the season has been rough so far with 53 points and a 17th position in the League One table. Visiting Ipswich Town holds 10th place with 65 pts.

Insights:
  • Shrewsbury Town have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Ipswich Town have the fewest scored goals in the first half (19) in League One

It's no vacation for neither Shrewsbury nor Ipswich Town as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

Shrewsbury are staying put; they can neither be promoted or relegated this season and are fighting only for positions. For Ipswich most of the excitement is over as they will neither be promoted or relegated this season.

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Shrewsbury Town form and stats

With 5 League One wins, 7 draws and 10 defeats from their home games, Shrewsbury Town are certainly not brimming with confidence. The season ticket holders are starting to dread their visits here at Montgomery Waters Meadow, with the home team losing four in a row. They have not avoided a defeat here since the Plymouth Argyle game.

Preceding that match was the home game against Lincoln City that was lost 0-1.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Shrewsbury have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found eleven matches with the results: Won one, drawn six and lost four.

Shrewsbury are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 28 goals in 22 games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 3 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Shrewsbury Town have conceded 31 in these home matches.

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Ipswich Town form and stats

7-6-9 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Ipswich Town in their League One matches away.

A 0-0 draw was the result before that, hosting AFC Wimbledon.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Ipswich playing away and similar expectations, we found 15 relevant matches. Results were three Ipswich Town wins, four draws and eight defeats.

The attacking power of Ipswich when travelling is not overwhelming with 21 goals scored from 22 league matches away. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. 28 goals have been conceded by Ipswich Town in these games.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Ipswich Town - Shrewsbury 2-1. Shrewsbury Town-Ipswich Town H2H statistics last three meetings regardless of arena: Shrewsbury zero wins, Ipswich Town two wins, one draw. three of these three matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Ipswich TownJ. Norwood
J. Norwood
8 goals
Shrewsbury TownS. Whalley
S. Whalley
7 goals
Shrewsbury TownH. Chapman
H. Chapman
7 goals

Shrewsbury Town missing players

Ipswich Town missing players

Shrewsbury Town Ipswich Town
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
44 22 7 Played P 7 22 44
13 5 1 Won W 3 7 18
14 7 3 Drew D 2 6 11
17 10 3 Lost L 2 9 15
48 28 8 Scored S 6 21 43
54 31 11 Conceded C 8 28 45
95% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 71% 82% 82%
66% 82% 86% Over 1.5 O 1.5 71% 68% 64%
36% 45% 29% Over 2.5 O 2.5 57% 50% 39%
16% 18% 29% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 14% 9%
11% 14% 14% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 9% 7%
55% 64% 57% BTTS BTTS 29% 50% 39%
27% 14% 0% Clean Sheets C S 43% 32% 41%
23% 23% 43% Failed to Score F T 57% 36% 39%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.8 2 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.3 1.7 1.7
2 0 0 Red cards R C 1 4 6
 
9.8 11.7 11 Shots (avg) S ( 9.4 7.6 9.4
3.2 3.8 3.9 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.1 2.9 3.2
34% 33% 30% Goal Efficiency G E 27% 33% 30%
Key stats in League One this season:
  • Ipswich Town have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Ipswich Town have the fewest scored goals in the first half (19) in League One
  • Shrewsbury Town have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Shrewsbury Town haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Hull City 45 27 8 10 80 37 23 14 4 5 32 14 22 13 4 5 48 23 43 89
2 Peterborough United 45 25 9 11 79 45 23 15 5 3 52 22 22 10 4 8 27 23 34 84
3 Sunderland 45 20 16 9 69 41 22 9 7 6 31 24 23 11 9 3 38 17 28 76
4 Lincoln City 44 22 10 12 68 47 22 9 4 9 35 30 22 13 6 3 33 17 21 76
5 Blackpool 44 21 11 12 57 37 21 10 7 4 27 18 23 11 4 8 30 19 20 74
6 Portsmouth 45 21 9 15 65 50 22 9 5 8 29 23 23 12 4 7 36 27 15 72
7 Oxford United 45 21 8 16 73 56 22 12 4 6 35 21 23 9 4 10 38 35 17 71
8 Charlton Athletic 44 18 14 12 66 55 21 6 7 8 32 36 23 12 7 4 34 19 11 68
9 Milton Keynes Dons 45 18 11 16 64 59 22 10 7 5 36 25 23 8 4 11 28 34 5 65
10 Ipswich Town 44 18 11 15 43 45 22 11 5 6 22 17 22 7 6 9 21 28 -2 65
11 Gillingham 45 18 10 17 62 60 22 9 5 8 30 30 23 9 5 9 32 30 2 64
12 Doncaster Rovers 44 19 7 18 62 61 22 11 4 7 33 28 22 8 3 11 29 33 1 64
13 Accrington Stanley 45 17 13 15 62 68 23 10 7 6 31 26 22 7 6 9 31 42 -6 64
14 Crewe Alexandra 45 17 12 16 53 59 22 9 7 6 29 28 23 8 5 10 24 31 -6 63
15 Fleetwood Town 45 16 12 17 48 43 23 9 8 6 26 17 22 7 4 11 22 26 5 60
16 Burton Albion 45 15 12 18 61 69 23 7 4 12 32 42 22 8 8 6 29 27 -8 57
17 Shrewsbury Town 44 13 14 17 48 54 22 5 7 10 28 31 22 8 7 7 20 23 -6 53
18 Plymouth Argyle 45 14 11 20 53 79 23 11 4 8 31 39 22 3 7 12 22 40 -26 53
19 AFC Wimbledon 45 12 14 19 54 70 23 7 5 11 32 39 22 5 9 8 22 31 -16 50
20 Wigan Athletic 45 13 9 23 51 73 22 5 6 11 23 38 23 8 3 12 28 35 -22 48
21 Rochdale 45 10 14 21 58 78 23 4 9 10 27 42 22 6 5 11 31 36 -20 44
22 Northampton Town 45 11 11 23 40 66 23 8 5 10 20 26 22 3 6 13 20 40 -26 44
23 Swindon Town 45 12 4 29 51 86 23 8 1 14 25 38 22 4 3 15 26 48 -35 40
24 Bristol Rovers 45 10 8 27 40 69 23 7 2 14 23 32 22 3 6 13 17 37 -29 38

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The English Football League One (usually referred to as League One) is the third highest division in English football. The League One league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Three teams are promoted and four relegated.