FootyMAD's Shrewsbury Town match preview

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History of the Shrewsbury Town v Torquay United fixture

Torquay Utd. pack their bags to visit Shrewsbury Town at Gay Meadow on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Gulls will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 17 and win only 7 of the 30 games.

The previous match played between the two at Gay Meadow was within the last three years, in March 2003, with Torquay Utd. inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the Shrews in a League Division Three match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 10 SepTorquay Utd.2 - 1Shrewsbury Tn.LGE2
2002/2003Tue 25 MarShrewsbury Tn.2 - 3Torquay Utd.LGE2
2002/2003Tue 17 SepTorquay Utd.2 - 1Shrewsbury Tn.LGE2
2001/2002Sat 30 MarShrewsbury Tn.0 - 1Torquay Utd.LGE2
2001/2002Sat 27 OctTorquay Utd.2 - 1Shrewsbury Tn.LGE2
2000/2001Mon 16 AprTorquay Utd.0 - 0Shrewsbury Tn.LGE2
2000/2001Sat 28 OctShrewsbury Tn.1 - 1Torquay Utd.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Shrewsbury Town have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Shrews in those games, with 5 conceded.

The away form of Torquay Utd. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Gulls have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Shrewsbury Tn. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 36 points from their 28 matches. Torquay Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca Cola League Two with a return of just 24 points from their 28 games thus far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Shrewsbury Tn.63127410
Torquay Utd.60247132

FootyMad's prediction ...

Gulls are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Shrewsbury Tn.. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Shrewsbury Tn. Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Torquay Utd. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.