Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After sharing the spoils with Fleetwood Town on the road, Wigan Athletic will be looking to return to winning ways in League One when they host Shrewsbury Town at the DW Stadium. The Latics are eager to escape the relegation zone, but beating the high-flying Shrews is easier said than done. In their last home game in the league Wigan were hammered by Rochdale (0-5), which is yet another reason why we are not tempted to put our money on the hosts.
Oliver Crankshaw, who scored as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Fleetwood, is pushing for a start. The Shrews, on the other hand, are on a three-game winning run in the English third tier. The visitors are after their fourth consecutive clean sheet in the league, and they are surely capable of finding the net against Wigan, who have been struggling at the back of late.
Highlighted Player (Nathan Cameron):
Born in Birmingham, England, on November 21, 1991, Nathan Cameron is a professional footballer who plays for Macclesfield Town as a defender. Cameron is a product of the Coventry City football school, and he continued wearing the sky blue shirt at the senior level.
He made 48 appearances in the league for Coventry City, but he played for the likes of Nuneaton Town (loan), Northampton Town (loan), and Bury as well before joining Macclesfield Town. Nathan Cameron has one cap for the England U20 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team.
The 188-cm-tall defender made his Macclesfield Town debut in the League two in a 2-0 loss to Milton Keynes Dons on November 17, 2018. His primary position is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a right-back as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 25 shirt at Macclesfield Town.
Highlighted Team (Shrewsbury):
Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Shrewsbury Town are a professional club that play home games at New Meadow stadium, the venue which was opened in 2007 and has the capacity of 10,361. Shrewsbury Town were founded back in 1886, with some reports indicating the club was established at the Lion Hotel.
The Blues wear blue shirts with yellow stripe and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kit is purple. Mickey Brown holds the club record for most appearances as he played 190 games for the club, scoring 9 goals in the league. Both Wolverhampton and Walsall are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but there have always been fireworks in matches between Shrewsbury Town and Hereford United as well.
The two teams face each other in the “A49 derby” and it has to be noted that the Blues have built rivalries with Chester City and Wrexham as well.