FM Preview: Tranmere Rovers v Shrewsbury Town 15 Feb 2013

Footymad preview History of the Tranmere Rovers v Shrewsbury Town fixture

Tranmere Rovers play host to Shrewsbury Town at Prenton Park on Friday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 12 wins out of 18 previous matches.

The last time the two teams met at Tranmere Rovers was back in August 2004, over five years ago, the Rovers carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 25 Aug Shrewsbury Tn. 1 - 1 Tranmere Rvs. League One
2004/2005 Tue 24 Aug Tranmere Rvs. 2-1 Shrewsbury Tn. League Cup
2001/2002 Tue 21 Aug Tranmere Rvs. 3 - 1 Shrewsbury Tn. League Cup
1996/1997 Tue 03 Sep Tranmere Rvs. 1 - 1 Shrewsbury Tn. League Cup
1996/1997 Wed 21 Aug Shrewsbury Tn. 0 - 2 Tranmere Rvs. League Cup
1990/1991 Tue 26 Mar Shrewsbury Tn. 0 - 1 Tranmere Rvs. Third Division
1990/1991 Fri 14 Sep Tranmere Rvs. 1 - 1 Shrewsbury Tn. Third Division

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Recent respective form guides

Tranmere Rovers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Rovers in those games, with 5 conceded.

Shrewsbury Town have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Tranmere Rovers are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 56 points from 31 games.

Shrewsbury Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 34 points from 32 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Tranmere Rovers 6 2 0 4 5 10 6
Shrewsbury Town 6 1 3 2 4 6 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Tranmere Rovers may be coming up against a decent side in Shrewsbury Town, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Rovers. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Tranmere Rovers 5 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Shrewsbury Town No sequences of note

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