League One match preview and statistics: Shrewsbury Town fight Northampton Town

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Competition: England League One
Competition: Sat 19.September
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Montgomery Waters Meadow (9875 seats)

With the nervous opening game out of the way it’s time for the second League One game of the season. Shrewsbury Town look forward to welcoming Northampton Town in front of their home support.

Northampton Town could be less fresh than the hosts in this fixture, as they played a Carabao Cup game only three sleeps ago. That game was also an away game, at Bristol City. It will be interesting to see if they are fully ready and rested for this match, and/or if some changes in the lineup is necessary.

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Shrewsbury Town form and stats

Shrewsbury travelled for their previous game, a trip to Portsmouth that ended 0-0. Prior to that, an away loss at Middlesbrough in the Carabao Cup.

The match schedule is unforgiving for Shrewsbury Town as they have a new game in only three days, a EFL Trophy match thankfully also at home. Newcastle United U21 are visiting.

Last season, Shrewsbury Town's league statistics were 10 wins, 11 draws and 13 losses, resulting in a 16th position in the League One. Over these 34 matches they scored 31 goals and conceded 42. Playing at home last season Shrewsbury Town managed 6-5-6 (win-draw-lost) with 21 goals and 24 conceded.

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Northampton Town form and stats

Northampton have won three away matches in a row now and will not be intimidated by being the visitors in this fixture.

Two away games in a row for Northampton, who will hope to get a better result in this one after losing 0-4 versus Bristol City in the Carabao Cup. A 2-2 draw was the result before that, hosting AFC Wimbledon in the League One.

As you can see from the result above, the defeat against Bristol City was particularly ugly (0-4). The humiliation is still top of mind.

Let's have a look at how Northampton Town performed last season in the League Two: They landed a 7th position in the league table after playing out 17 victories, 7 draws and 13 defeats. In total they scored 54 and conceded 40 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 6 - drew 5 and lost 7 with 23/26 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's four Shrewsbury victories, four draws and two Northampton Town wins. Over/under statistics; five of these games ended with three goals or more, five matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Northampton TownS. Hoskins
S. Hoskins
9 goals
Northampton TownR. Watson
R. Watson
6 goals

Shrewsbury Town missing players

Northampton Town missing players

Shrewsbury Town Northampton Town
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
1 0 0 Played P 0 0 1
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
1 0 0 Drew D 0 0 1
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
0 0 0 Scored S 0 0 2
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 2
0% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 100%
100% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
100% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
8 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 6
6 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 8
6 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 1
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
9 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 0 14
1 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 0 2
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 100%
Shrewsbury Town Last season Northampton Town
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
34 17   Played P   20 40
10 6   Won W   8 19
11 5   Drew D   5 7
13 6   Lost L   7 14
31 21   Scored S   30 61
42 24   Conceded C   26 42
85% 88%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 100%
56% 65%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   80% 75%
29% 41%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   60% 48%
18% 24%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   30% 25%
15% 24%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   10% 10%
38% 53%   BTTS BTTS   50% 42%
35% 35%   Clean Sheets C S   35% 38%
41% 24%   Failed to Score F T   15% 20%
 
4.4 4.5   Corners for (avg) C F   5.5 5.2
5.3 5.7   Corners against (avg) C A   6.5 5.7
2.2 2.2   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.6 2.2
3 1   Red cards R C   3 4
 
397 191   Total Shots T S   245 527
119 58   Shots on Target S O   84 182
26% 36%   Goal Efficiency G E   36% 34%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Swindon Town 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
2 Accrington Stanley 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
3 Charlton Athletic 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
4 Hull City 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
5 Ipswich Town 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
6 Lincoln City 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
7 Fleetwood Town 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
8 Plymouth Argyle 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
9 AFC Wimbledon 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
10 Northampton Town 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 Bristol Rovers 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
12 Doncaster Rovers 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
13 Milton Keynes Dons 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
14 Sunderland 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
15 Portsmouth 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
16 Shrewsbury Town 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
17 Burton Albion 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
18 Blackpool 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
19 Rochdale 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0
20 Crewe Alexandra 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
21 Gillingham 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
22 Oxford United 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
23 Peterborough United 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
24 Wigan Athletic 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Coventry City 34 18 13 3 48 30 17 11 5 1 22 11 17 7 8 2 26 19 18 67
2 Rotherham United 35 18 8 9 61 38 17 8 5 4 31 16 18 10 3 5 30 22 23 62
3 Oxford United 35 17 9 9 61 37 17 11 3 3 33 13 18 6 6 6 28 24 24 60
4 Portsmouth 35 17 9 9 53 36 18 12 6 0 36 15 17 5 3 9 17 21 17 60
5 Fleetwood Town 35 16 12 7 51 38 18 10 7 1 25 13 17 6 5 6 26 25 13 60
6 Peterborough United 35 17 8 10 68 40 17 12 3 2 41 13 18 5 5 8 27 27 28 59
7 Sunderland 36 16 11 9 48 32 19 10 8 1 35 13 17 6 3 8 13 19 16 59
8 Wycombe Wanderers 34 17 8 9 45 40 18 13 3 2 34 20 16 4 5 7 11 20 5 59
9 Doncaster Rovers 34 15 9 10 51 33 19 10 5 4 30 19 15 5 4 6 21 14 18 54
10 Ipswich Town 36 14 10 12 46 36 17 6 5 6 23 18 19 8 5 6 23 18 10 52
11 Gillingham 35 12 15 8 42 34 17 9 3 5 27 17 18 3 12 3 15 17 8 51
12 Burton Albion 35 12 12 11 50 50 17 6 8 3 19 14 18 6 4 8 31 36 0 48
13 Blackpool 35 11 12 12 44 43 17 9 2 6 27 23 18 2 10 6 17 20 1 45
14 Bristol Rovers 35 12 9 14 38 49 18 7 6 5 23 19 17 5 3 9 15 30 -11 45
15 Lincoln City 35 12 6 17 44 46 17 10 3 4 28 18 18 2 3 13 16 28 -2 42
16 Shrewsbury Town 34 10 11 13 31 42 17 6 5 6 21 24 17 4 6 7 10 18 -11 41
17 Accrington Stanley 35 10 10 15 47 53 17 7 2 8 33 27 18 3 8 7 14 26 -6 40
18 Milton Keynes Dons 35 10 7 18 36 47 18 9 1 8 20 21 17 1 6 10 16 26 -11 37
19 Rochdale 34 10 6 18 39 57 16 5 4 7 19 22 18 5 2 11 20 35 -18 36
20 AFC Wimbledon 35 8 11 16 39 52 18 5 9 4 18 18 17 3 2 12 21 34 -13 35
21 Tranmere Rovers 34 8 8 18 36 60 17 3 6 8 19 26 17 5 2 10 17 34 -24 32
22 Southend United 35 4 7 24 39 85 17 2 4 11 18 42 18 2 3 13 21 43 -46 19
23 Bolton Wanderers 34 5 11 18 27 66 17 4 8 5 17 23 17 1 3 13 10 43 -39 14
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Crewe Alexandra 37 20 9 8 67 43 19 13 3 3 38 17 18 7 6 5 29 26 24 69
2 Swindon Town 36 21 6 9 62 39 19 13 2 4 34 17 17 8 4 5 28 22 23 69
3 Plymouth Argyle 37 20 8 9 61 39 19 12 5 2 38 16 18 8 3 7 23 23 22 68
4 Exeter City 37 18 11 8 53 43 18 10 7 1 31 15 19 8 4 7 22 28 10 65
5 Cheltenham Town 36 17 13 6 52 27 18 11 5 2 35 17 18 6 8 4 17 10 25 64
6 Colchester United 37 15 13 9 52 37 18 9 5 4 28 17 19 6 8 5 24 20 15 58
7 Northampton Town 37 17 7 13 54 40 19 11 2 6 31 14 18 6 5 7 23 26 14 58
8 Port Vale 37 14 15 8 50 44 18 9 8 1 28 15 19 5 7 7 22 29 6 57
9 Bradford City 37 14 12 11 44 40 18 11 5 2 29 14 19 3 7 9 15 26 4 54
10 Salford City 37 13 11 13 49 46 19 5 6 8 20 24 18 8 5 5 29 22 3 50
11 Forest Green Rovers 36 13 10 13 43 40 17 5 4 8 16 22 19 8 6 5 27 18 3 49
12 Crawley Town 37 11 15 11 51 47 19 10 5 4 30 19 18 1 10 7 21 28 4 48
13 Grimsby Town 37 12 11 14 45 51 18 6 5 7 22 27 19 6 6 7 23 24 -6 47
14 Walsall 36 13 8 15 40 49 19 6 5 8 21 26 17 7 3 7 19 23 -9 47
15 Newport County 36 12 10 14 32 39 19 9 7 3 20 13 17 3 3 11 12 26 -7 46
16 Cambridge United 37 12 9 16 40 48 18 7 3 8 23 27 19 5 6 8 17 21 -8 45
17 Leyton Orient 36 10 12 14 47 55 19 5 8 6 26 30 17 5 4 8 21 25 -8 42
18 Carlisle United 37 10 12 15 39 56 19 5 7 7 17 26 18 5 5 8 22 30 -17 42
19 Oldham Athletic 37 9 14 14 44 57 18 6 7 5 28 21 19 3 7 9 16 36 -13 41
20 Scunthorpe United 37 10 10 17 44 56 19 6 6 7 24 25 18 4 4 10 20 31 -12 40
21 Mansfield Town 36 9 11 16 48 55 17 4 5 8 27 29 19 5 6 8 21 26 -7 38
22 Morecambe 37 7 11 19 35 60 18 4 8 6 20 23 19 3 3 13 15 37 -25 32
23 Macclesfield Town 37 7 15 15 32 47 18 5 9 4 19 17 19 2 6 11 13 30 -15 25
24 Stevenage 36 3 13 20 24 50 17 2 6 9 10 22 19 1 7 11 14 28 -26 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.