Stat Pack: Swindon Town vs Shrewsbury Town
9th placed Swindon Town have dropped five points off the play-offs following two successive 2-0 away defeats – at Stevenage and Gillingham.
In the League One form guide, Swindon are 16th with two wins, one draw and three defeats in six.
At the County Ground, Swindon are 4th in the form guide with four wins and two draws in six games. Town have won their previous two games as hosts by a 2-1 scoreline – versus Coventry City and Peterborough United.
Swindon have not failed to score as hosts this season in League One. An average of 2.33 goals scored per game by Town ensures they are ranked as the division’s entertainers.
19th placed Shrewsbury Town travel to the County Ground after losing three games in succession – defeats to Leyton Orient, MK Dons and Rotherham United. With Salop having lost their previous six games as hosts and now one point off the relegation zone Graham Turner resigned in midweek.
Shrewsbury are 22nd in the League One form guide with one win and five defeats – that only victory being a 2-1 win at Oldham Athletic.
On their travels, Shrewsbury have won two, drawn once and lost three in six, placing them 10th in the form guide.
In all League, FA Cup and Football League competitions, Town have faced Shrewsbury Town on 57 occasions, winning 27, drawing 14 and defeated 16; scoring 84 and conceding 74.
As hosts, Swindon have a record of 16 wins, 7 draws and 6 defeats, scoring 47 and conceding 27.
Swindon have scored twice in each of the previous three meetings at the County Ground, winning all three.
Shrewsbury won the meeting earlier this season 2-0 at the New Meadow.
With Graham Turner departing in midweek those events typically have some impact on the outcome, probably positive for Shrewsbury. They are much better on their travels and Swindon need to hope their strong form as hosts continues into 2014 otherwise a low mid-table finish looks likely. I’m going for a Swindon win, but only just…
Final-score: Swindon Town 1-0 Shrewsbury Town
Come on You Reds!