League One duel: Close contest expected between Shrewsbury Town and Milton Keynes Dons

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Competition: England League One
Competition: Tue 23.February
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Montgomery Waters Meadow (9875 seats)

Season ticket holders at Montgomery Waters Meadow haven’t seen too many victories this season, with Shrewsbury Town languishing in the 17th position so far. The guesting Milton Keynes Dons will be hopeful to defend their higher league position in this one.

Insights:
  • Shrewsbury Town have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Milton Keynes Dons has the fewest dropped points from leading position (2) in League One

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Shrewsbury Town form and stats

The story so far in the League One for Shrewsbury Town at their home stadium (Montgomery Waters Meadow) is 3 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats.

Shrewsbury Town travelled for their previous game, a trip to Accrington Stanley that ended 1-1. Ahead of that match, Shrewsbury won a home game hosting Sunderland (2-1).

This is expected to be a close game, with Shrewsbury Town perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Shrewsbury Town as a small favourite), we find eleven games. Shrewsbury has won zero of these, drawn eight and lost three.

There will be little rest for Shrewsbury Town after this match as they are travelling to Bristol Rovers for a League One game in only four days.

The Shrewsbury fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 15 in 12 matches. Shrewsbury's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 15 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Milton Keynes Dons form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their League One travels is 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 defeats. It’s been three wins in a row for Milton on their travels, an amazing performance which inspire hopes of making this one the fourth consecutive victory.

Cameron Jerome, Charlie Brown, Andrew Surman and Will Grigg scored in Milton's previous match, the home game against Northampton Town that ended 4-3. Ahead of that match was the victory versus Hull City at their stadium, the result 1-0.

A crazy, crazy match with lots of goals last time out for Milton, as mentioned above. 7 goals in that one, will this match be as much fun? World class coaching! That was the thoughts of manager R. Martin when Charlie Brown scored the winning goal after coming on as a substitute in the 78th minute.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Milton Keynes Dons playing away and similar expectations, we found 14 relevant matches. Results were two Milton Keynes Dons wins, two draws and ten defeats.

A new game in only four days for Milton Keynes Dons, the League One home match versus Oxford United. Busy days.

Milton have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 15 league away games 19 goals have been scored. 18 goals have been conceded by Milton Keynes Dons in these games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Milton Keynes Dons - Shrewsbury 2-2 played earlier this season. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: one - four - five (Shrewsbury wins - draws - Milton Keynes Dons wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Milton Keynes DonsC. Jerome
C. Jerome
10 goals
Milton Keynes DonsS. Fraser
S. Fraser
9 goals
ShrewsburyS. Whalley
S. Whalley
6 goals

Shrewsbury Town missing players

Milton Keynes Dons missing players

Shrewsbury Town Milton Keynes Dons
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
26 12 4 Played P 4 15 29
8 3 1 Won W 3 6 11
10 5 2 Drew D 1 2 8
8 4 1 Lost L 0 7 10
27 15 3 Scored S 10 19 42
29 15 3 Conceded C 2 18 36
96% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 93% 97%
58% 75% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 67% 79%
31% 42% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 47% 45%
15% 17% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 20% 28%
8% 8% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 20% 14%
54% 67% 50% BTTS BTTS 50% 47% 59%
31% 17% 25% Clean Sheets C S 50% 27% 24%
19% 17% 25% Failed to Score F T 25% 33% 21%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 2.2 2.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.8 1.8 1.9
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
10.3 13.6 13.8 Shots (avg) S ( 8.5 10.1 11.2
3.1 4.1 4.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.2 3.5 4
33% 31% 16% Goal Efficiency G E 59% 36% 37%
Key stats in League One this season:
  • Milton Keynes Dons has the fewest dropped points from leading position (2) in League One
  • Milton Keynes Dons have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • 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 Lincoln City 28 17 5 6 42 23 14 7 2 5 21 17 14 10 3 1 21 6 19 56
2 Peterborough United 28 17 4 7 46 25 14 11 2 1 32 10 14 6 2 6 14 15 21 55
3 Hull City 30 16 5 9 49 27 14 8 2 4 15 8 16 8 3 5 34 19 22 53
4 Doncaster Rovers 27 15 4 8 46 34 15 9 3 3 28 17 12 6 1 5 18 17 12 49
5 Portsmouth 28 14 6 8 45 27 16 6 4 6 22 16 12 8 2 2 23 11 18 48
6 Sunderland 28 12 11 5 42 24 14 5 5 4 18 16 14 7 6 1 24 8 18 47
7 Accrington Stanley 27 13 7 7 39 28 14 7 4 3 18 10 13 6 3 4 21 18 11 46
8 Oxford United 27 13 5 9 43 34 12 7 2 3 19 11 15 6 3 6 24 23 9 44
9 Charlton Athletic 29 12 8 9 44 39 13 4 4 5 23 24 16 8 4 4 21 15 5 44
10 Plymouth Argyle 29 11 9 9 39 43 15 8 4 3 23 19 14 3 5 6 16 24 -4 42
11 Milton Keynes Dons 29 11 8 10 42 36 14 5 6 3 23 18 15 6 2 7 19 18 6 41
12 Ipswich Town 27 12 5 10 30 27 16 8 2 6 16 14 11 4 3 4 14 13 3 41
13 Blackpool 26 12 4 10 30 26 11 7 1 3 14 10 15 5 3 7 16 16 4 40
14 Crewe Alexandra 29 11 7 11 37 37 14 7 4 3 22 14 15 4 3 8 15 23 0 40
15 Gillingham 29 12 4 13 38 40 16 6 2 8 19 23 13 6 2 5 19 17 -2 40
16 Fleetwood Town 29 9 9 11 33 26 15 6 6 3 20 10 14 3 3 8 13 16 7 36
17 Shrewsbury Town 26 8 10 8 27 29 12 3 5 4 15 15 14 5 5 4 12 14 -2 34
18 Rochdale 29 6 9 14 41 55 15 1 7 7 17 31 14 5 2 7 24 24 -14 27
19 Bristol Rovers 28 7 6 15 27 46 13 4 1 8 14 21 15 3 5 7 13 25 -19 27
20 Swindon Town 29 8 3 18 34 54 16 6 1 9 17 24 13 2 2 9 17 30 -20 27
21 AFC Wimbledon 27 6 7 14 29 50 11 2 2 7 14 23 16 4 5 7 15 27 -21 25
22 Northampton Town 29 6 7 16 23 47 14 3 3 8 8 20 15 3 4 8 15 27 -24 25
23 Wigan Athletic 29 6 6 17 29 56 15 2 4 9 15 34 14 4 2 8 14 22 -27 24
24 Burton Albion 27 5 7 15 32 54 14 3 2 9 18 31 13 2 5 6 14 23 -22 22

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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.