Shrewsbury vs Scunthorpe
Same league and only three points of difference in favour of hosts, but Scunthorpe is in a middle of a crisis of resulsts and absences.
Guests are only four points over relegation zone and with only one win ( against fourth from bottom Bristol Rovers) and one draw in last nine league matches.
In alst round they loose against Southend ( with various problems) remaining in ten men since 38° minute. Cause that ban guests will be without key def. Perch ( 16+1) for this cup match.
Remain also unavailable both keepers Gilks ( 0) and Watson ( 5), Ojo ( midf.14+2), Butroid ( def.1+4), Clarcke ( def. 13 1g), Colclough ( att.12+5 2g), while Lund ( mdif.13+2 2g) and Jackson ( def.16 2g) already out against Southend, are doubtful.
Shrewsbury is the sixth best home team in league, in alst six rounds of championship sufefred only two defeats ( 4-0-2), both far from home.
No great problems for them, Norburn ( midf.15+2 4g cotopscorer) and Whalley ( winger 14 1g) are the only forced missings.
Both teams declares will to win, Scunthorpe want also regain confidence with a victory here and both announce no great reshufflements for this cup match.
But considering guests already in very bad period, with many missings and various of the players mentioned above that should be out for no short time in a so busy period as the one under Xmas, Scunthorpe should be forced to no put all the strenght in this match and hosts can win.
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Shrewsbury vs Scunthorpe prediction
|Shrewsbury||Bet365||1.90||8||1-0 WON (+7.2 units)|