FootyMAD's Shrewsbury Town match preview

Last updated : 12 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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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 25 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Blundell Park was less than a year ago, in January 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline 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 26 JanGrimsby Town1-1Shrewsbury Tn.LGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Grimsby Town need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Mighty Mariners have scored 8, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Shrewsbury Tn.'s away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Shrews, and 4 goals against.

Grimsby Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from 19 matches. Shrewsbury Tn. are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 34 points from their 19 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Grimsby Town61148104
Shrewsbury Tn.632111611

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Mighty Mariners at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Shrews come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Grimsby Town Failed to win in previous 8 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Shrewsbury Tn. Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.