Blackpool vs. Shrewsbury Town: League One Match Preview

Blackpool vs. Shrewsbury Town: League One Preview, Predictions, Team news, Lineups

An exciting League One clash awaits as eighth-placed Blackpool faces off against Shrewsbury Town, currently residing in 16th place, at Bloomfield Road on Saturday.

Match Preview:

Blackpool, having won two, drawn one, and lost two of their last five matches in all competitions, displayed a mix of results lately.

Despite a recent league slump, they managed a 2-0 FA Cup win against Bromley and secured a 2-1 victory over Morecambe in the EFL Trophy.

Neil Critchley’s squad has showcased home dominance, winning four of their last five competitive games at Bloomfield Road, indicating their offensive strength with consistent goal-scoring performances.

Shrewsbury Town arrives at Bloomfield Road after securing three wins in their last four competitive fixtures, displaying impressive resilience with three 3-2 victories.

Despite losing to Bolton Wanderers, they responded strongly with a late win against Reading and secured another victory against Walsall.

Shrewsbury holds an unbeaten record against Blackpool in their last 13 competitive meetings, fostering confidence as they aim for a third straight win.

Forms:

Blackpool League One form: W-D-W-L-D-L

Blackpool form (all competitions): W-L-D-W-L-W

Shrewsbury Town League One form: D-W-L-L-L-W

Shrewsbury Town form (all competitions): L-L-W-L-W-W

Team News:

Blackpool faces absence due to injuries to key players like Shayne Lavery, Jordan Gabriel, and Matty Virtue, but midfielder Ollie Norburn is expected to start after his return from injury.

Meanwhile, Shrewsbury will be without Kieran Phillips, George Nurse, Ryan Finnigan, and Brandon Fleming, but Morgan Feeney’s return to training could provide a boost despite not being ready for competitive action yet.

Predicted Lineups:

Blackpool:(3-5-2)

Grimshaw;

Pennington, Ekpiteta, Husband;

Hamilton, Morgan, Norburn, Carey, Dale;

Dembele, Rhodes

Shrewsbury Town:(3-4-1-2)

Marosi;

Flanagan, Dunkley, Sraha;

Bennett, Winchester, Perry, Shipley;

Bayliss;

Bowman, Udoh

Prediction: Blackpool 2-2 Shrewsbury Town

With the opportunity to narrow the playoff gap, Blackpool aims for a win, but Shrewsbury’s consistent performances against them suggest a likely draw in this exciting League One encounter.

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