Shrewsbury v Wolves Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
January 22, 2019
New Meadow - Premier League
Premier League Wolves head to League One strugglers Shrewsbury this weekend, as they look to progress into the FA Cup fifth round.
The last time these two sides faced each other it was in the League One 2013-14 season, with a 1-0 Wolves win at New Meadow, followed by 0-0 draw at Molineux.
Shrewsbury will be without defender Joshua Emmanuel through injury, with doubts over Josh Laurent and Fejiri Okenabirhie ahead of the visit of Wolves.
Nuno Santo's side are without defender Jonny Otto and Diogo Jota, who are serving one match bans for collecting five bookings so far this season, and Willy Boly who is one game into a three match suspension.
Shrewsbury v Wolves Preview and Predictions
Shrewsbury saw off Stoke in dramatic style in the third round, coming back from 2-0 down to win 3-2, in a replay at the Bet365 Stadium. However that victory is their only one in their last eight games ahead of the visit of in form Wolves to Shropshire, allowing them to slip into relegation danger in League One.
Wolves beat local rivals Leicester City 4-3 in a spectacular tie at Molineux in their last game, and they have won three of their last five outings. That run includes a Premier League victory over Tottenham at Wembley, as well as eliminating Premier League leaders Liverpool in the FA Cup third round at home.
The visitors are likely to make changes to their side for this clash, but they should still have more than enough to win, with an away win priced at 1/2. Nine goals in their last five games shows how in form Wolves are in attack, and with four in five for their hosts, they should win without reply - and a Wolves to win to nil bet is at 13/8.
Wolves to win 2-0 at 13/2
Wolves will be hoping to match last season's fifth round appearance in 2018-19 and this tie should present them with few problems. Shrewsbury need to improve their league form to stave off the threat of League Two, and that will present Wolves with an opportunity to capitalise on.
Helder Costa to score anytime at 23/10
Portuguese international Costa has been used sparingly in recent weeks, but he is set for a start this weekend as Santo shuffles his pack. He scored against Tottenham recently and will be looking to reestablish himself in the starting line up with a positive performance.