FootyMAD's Shrewsbury Town match preview

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History of the Grimsby Town v Shrewsbury Town fixture

Grimsby Town prepare to entertain Shrewsbury Town at Blundell Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Mighty Mariners are clearly on top, having won 15 and lost only 5 of the 24 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Blundell Park was just last season, in December 2006, the Mighty Mariners carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 01 SepShrewsbury Tn.2 - 1Grimsby TownLGE2
2006/2007Sat 05 MayShrewsbury Tn.2 - 2Grimsby TownLGE2
2006/2007Sat 09 DecGrimsby Town2-1Shrewsbury Tn.LGE2
2005/2006Sat 15 AprGrimsby Town1 - 1Shrewsbury Tn.LGE2
2005/2006Sat 01 OctShrewsbury Tn.0 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
2004/2005Sat 12 FebGrimsby Town0 - 1Shrewsbury Tn.LGE2
2004/2005Tue 19 OctShrewsbury Tn.1 - 1Grimsby TownLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Grimsby Town are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

The away form of Shrewsbury Tn. is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Shrews have hit 5 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Grimsby Town see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 34 points from their 27 games played so far, Shrewsbury Tn.'s 37 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Grimsby Town65108216
Shrewsbury Tn.6204786

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Shrewsbury Tn. is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Mighty Mariners in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Grimsby Town 8 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Shrewsbury Tn. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 16 outings ago.