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Shrewsbury vs. Liverpool Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
23 January 2020
Sunday 26 January
Waters Meadow Stadium – FA Cup
Liverpool are running away with the Premier League, can Jurgen Klopp’s men also go on a lengthy cup run? They face Shrewsbury Town, who aspire to cause a shock.
These teams have only met once in their history, with Liverpool beating Shrewsbury 4-0 in the FA Cup in January 1996.
Shrewsbury will want to keep the same players who booked their place in the fourth in the win over Bristol City. New signing Sam Hart, on loan from Blackburn, could get some game time. Max O’Leary, Dave Edwards, Shaun Malley and Callum Lang should all regain their places after being rested against Fleetwood.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp may well rest players for the game, as he has done in previous FA Cup rounds. Klopp has no new injury worries, but key men such as Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Virgil Van Dijk may start on the bench.
Shrewsbury Town vs. Liverpool Preview and Predictions
You expect The Reds to emerge victorious from the game, whether they field a weakened team or not. They simply will have too much for the League Two outfit, and even Liverpool’s Under-23s have plenty to offer, as they displayed in beating Everton in the prior round.
Shrewsbury needed replays in two of their three previous cup fixtures to get to the point, first drawing at home with Bradford before winning the rematch, then dispatching Mansfield Town at the first time of asking. Championship Bristol City were beaten after two games, the first a 1-1 draw in Bristol before a 1-0 win in Shrewsbury, and the convoluted route to the glamour tie for the hosts could be draining on the legs.
That’s not to say that Shrewsbury won’t givet hem a physical game, but expect Klopp’s men to have too much class for Sam Ricketts’ team. Liverpool are 1.35 for the win, with a home victory at 6.50 and a draw, forcing a replay at Anfield, priced at 5.10.
Shrewsbury or draw double chance at 2.80
It’d be a real FA Cup fairytale if Shrewsbury get so much as a draw from this fixture, and what is the FA Cup without its fairytales?
Liverpool to score over 4.5 goals at 8.25
Liverpool, if the mood takes them, could rack up a hefty scoreline against the League Two outfit.