It's the last game of the season with both Crewe and Shrewsbury assured of their futures in League One with bottom half finishes looking likely. Who will end on a high note? Find out with our Crewe vs Shrewsbury match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Crewe vs Shrewsbury: Our predictions
- Prediction one: Both teams to score – No @ 21/20
- Prediction two: Match result – Shrewsbury @ 12/5
- Prediction three: Over/under goals – Under 2.5 @ 5/6
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Ladbrokes.
A Shrewsbury clean sheet?
Sometimes form will take predictions in the direction of a match result. On this occasion we're going to kick our tips off with a look at the both teams to score market. Thankfully, the recent form of both sides paints a fairly clear picture. Crewe have only been involved in three games in their last 10 where goals have gone in at both ends. Shrewsbury's record in the last 10 is exactly the same on that front. That means that between the two sides in their last 20 games, 14 of them have ended to nil in one direction or the other.
Shrewsbury to take final day win
Now we move our predictions to the match results business with the suggestion that Shrewsbury win the game. They have only won one of their last four but you have to make allowances for the strength of their opposition; narrow defeats to Oxford and Lincoln are hardly a disgrace. Of course, Crewe have a part to play in the game too. Their form has hardly been amazing with three defeats and two draws in their past five home matches. You could argue it makes the game a tough call but Shrewsbury have won on their last three visits to Crewe, which swing things in their favour.
A low scoring end to the campaign
A look over both sides recent form hardly leads us to the conclusion that we're in for an end of season goal-a-thon. Crewe have come in under the 2.5 mark in six of their last 10 home matches with just two goals seen across their last two. Then there is Shrewsbury's away form. Seven of their last 10 have been under three goals with three of their last four all coming in with a maximum of two goals.
Crewe vs Shrewsbury: All your key pre-match stats
Very much an end of season affair
Crewe vs Shrewsbury; it's hardly an end of season match that many would have pencilled in their diaries back when the fixtures were released. Things have played out exactly like that with neither side playing for anything in the final game. That in itself doesn't mean the game will be dull but it's hard to imagine the match being full of top quality football.
Crewe vs Shrewsbury: A few questions
- Who do Ladbrokes have as favourite? – Crewe
- When is KO? – 12:00 GMT
- Who won last time these two met? – Crewe 1-0