Liverpool vs Shrewsbury Town: Predictions, odds & betting tips
Diogo Jota, Liverpool 2021-22
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With the Reds set to name a severely weakened line-up, Al Hain-Cole is backing Cotterill's men to put up a stern resistance when they visit Anfield

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Shrewsbury Town will be aiming to pull off an FA Cup giant-killing when they travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool in Sunday’s third-round clash.

The Shrews took this opposition to a replay when they met in the fourth round back in 2020, coming from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at home before losing out 1-0 on Merseyside.

Liverpool vs Shrewsbury latest odds

Shrewsbury can now be backed at 11/1 (12.0) with bet365 to exact revenge for that result with a shock win at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are without a win in four matches but Liverpool remain 1/5 (1.20) favourites to come out on top against their League One opponents.

Three of those four winless matches have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 13/2 (7.50) on them being forced into extra-time after another deadlocked 90 minutes.

Liverpool vs Shrewsbury first goalscorer

Diogo Jota is the 11/4 (3.75) favourite to open the scoring after hitting the net 12 times in 24 fixtures this season, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain the next in line at 5/1 (6.0) in the absence of the usual star names.

Ryan Bowman is the visitors' 14/1 (15.0) favourite to break the deadlock, with Birmingham City loanee Sam Cosgrove priced at 16/1 (17.0).

Liverpool vs Shrewsbury preview

Having been forced to postpone Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final with Arsenal due to a combination of injuries and Covid-19 cases, it is unclear how many first-team players the Reds will have available for this clash.

With Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita also away on international duty, it is safe to say that the home team’s starting line-up is unlikely to have a particularly familiar look to it.

This offers a potential opportunity for Steve Cotterill’s team, which come into this game in strong form, unbeaten in four games and having kept three consecutive clean sheets.

Liverpool vs Shrewsbury tips & predictions

Given the lack of usual star quality in the Liverpool attack, odds of 4/5 (1.80) seem generous on Shrewsbury keeping the scoreline to under 3.5 goals in a robust display at Anfield.

All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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Liverpool

form

All
LIV 0 - 1 RMA
L
LIV 3 - 1 WOL
W
SOU 1 - 2 LIV
W
CHE 0 - 0 * LIV
W
AVL 1 - 2 LIV
W
LIV 1 - 1 TOT
D
VIL 2 - 3 LIV
W
NEW 0 - 1 LIV
W
LIV 2 - 0 VIL
W
LIV 2 - 0 EVE
W
Shrewsbury Town

form

All
SHR 0 - 3 WIG
L
CHA 2 - 0 SHR
L
SHR 3 - 3 DON
D
SUN 3 - 2 SHR
L
SHR 1 - 1 IPS
D
MKD 2 - 0 SHR
L
SHR 1 - 0 LIN
W
ROT 0 - 3 SHR
W
SHR 5 - 0 MCM
W
CAM 0 - 0 SHR
D
Head to Head
3 Matches (1 Draws)
2 Total wins 0
2 Home wins 0
0 Away wins 0
Last 5 Matches
2 Wins
1 Draw
0 Wins
LIV 4 - 1 SHR
LIV 1 - 0 SHR
SHR 2 - 2 LIV
7 Goals Scored 3
Games Over 2.5 Goals 2 / 3
Both Teams Scored 2 / 3
Team Comparison
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  • Defence
  • Distribution
  • Discipline
Player Comparison

Match Facts

  1. Liverpool have faced Shrewsbury in the FA Cup in two previous campaigns, eliminating the Shrews in the fourth round in both 1995-96 and 2019-20, the latter after a replay.
  2. Shrewsbury have been eliminated from the FA Cup by Premier League opponents in five of the last six seasons, with three of those ties going to a replay. They lost 1-0 to Southampton last season in the third round.
  3. Liverpool have progressed from nine of their last 10 FA Cup third round ties, losing the other 2-1 in the 2018-19 season against Wolves.
  4. Shrewsbury Town have won their last two away FA Cup matches, beating Stratford Town and Carlisle United this season. The Shrews have never won three in a row on the road in the FA Cup proper.
  5. Since joining the Football League in 1893, Liverpool have only lost two home FA Cup matches against sides outside the top-two tiers of English football, losing to Norwich City in 1908-09 and Bolton Wanderers in 1992-93.
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