Wimbledon v Shrewsbury Betting Tips and Odds – 12/08/17

Wimbledon v Shrewsbury Betting Tips and Odds – 12/08/17

Wimbledon v Shrewsbury Betting Tips and Odds

In our Wimbledon v Shrewsbury betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.

Overview

Neil Ardley’s AFC Wimbledon welcome Shrewsbury to Kingsmeadow looking to pick up their first win of the season. The Dons are looking to build on a solid maiden season in League One which saw them finish in a respectable 15th position. The aim is now to push on for a top half place and if their performances in their opening two games are anything to go by then they won’t be too far off. The visitors come into the new campaign as one of the favourites for the drop but that won’t faze them. Paul Hurst’s men looked destined to go down last term but they produced a magnificent run of form to beat the drop and they’ll be hoping that they can carry that through into the season.

Wimbledon v Shrewsbury

Neil Ardley will be expecting his side to pick up three points from their first home game of the season

Wimbledon aiming to build on solid League One debut

The last few years have been a rollercoaster ride for everyone involved with AFC Wimbledon. The club were only founded 15 years ago but their rise through the divisions has been extremely remarkable, with their current standing the best in their brief history. They were one of the favourites for the drop last season but Neil Ardley again performed heroics to comfortably keep them up whilst winning plenty of admirers in the process. The Wombles stay true to their attacking style of play and on their day they’re capable of beating any side in the third tier. The aim this year is to just replicate that form on a consistent basis as they bid to challenge for at least a spot in the top half.

They’ve had a very difficult start to the season to say the least, but Ardley will be pleased with what his side have shown. On match day one of the League One season they travelled to last seasons third place side Scunthorpe where they more than held their own, which saw them leave with a point. New signing Jimmy Abdou scored their only goal of the game with a fantastic strike to send the travelling Dons contingent into raptures and they almost backed it up in midweek. They welcomed Championship opposition to Kingsmeadow in the form of Brentford, managing to take a shock lead through Paul Robinson before conceding late on to go into extra time where they lost 3-1. It was a disappointing result but they showed enough going forward to prove they’ll be very dangerous here.

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Jimmy Abdou opened his Wimbledon account in spectacular fashion against Scunthorpe

One win in twelve on the road for Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury are no strangers to a relegation battle and if you look at the odds it looks like they’re going to be stuck in another one this time round. Paul Hurst’s men were stuck at the wrong end of the table for the majority of the 16/17 campaign and if it wasn’t for a great run of form during the final few games they’d have been playing their domestic football in League Two. Salop have been involved in a scrap in each of their seasons in the third tier and the aim now will be to avoid all that drama and try give their supporters something positive to shout about. Hurst has good experience of building strong sides following his time at Boston & Grimsby but this looks like his biggest challenge yet.

There aren’t many better young managers around in the Football League who can build hard to beat, organised sides like the 42 year-old and he’s chosen to bring in faces he knows well this summer. He’s worked with five of his players at Grimsby which include Jon Nolan, Dean Henderson, Alex Rodman, Toto Nsiala and Lennell John-Lewis – with the latter making a huge impact already. He scored a last gasp winner on his debut to give Shrewsbury an opening day home victory over Northampton which would’ve give his teammates a huge confidence boost. But the joy didn’t last long after they went down 2-1 to Championship outfit Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night in the EFL Cup. Salop are poor on the road and we’re expecting them to find it tough here, with a home win looking the most likely outcome.

Wimbledon v Shrewsbury

Paul Hurst’s men will need to improve their away form if they’re to avoid another relegation battle

Odds

Wimbledon have a solid home record in League One which makes their price of 10/11 with SkyBet look particularly good. Shrewsbury have just one win in twelve on their travels so they come in at a big 16/5 with bet365 – the draw is available at 23/10 (betway).

Recommended Bets:

AFC Wimbledon to win: (Best Priced at 10/11 at SkyBet) BET HERE

BTTS: (Best Priced at 1/1 at SkyBet) BET HERE

Over 2.5 goals: (Best Priced at 5/4 at bet365) BET HERE

Check out all of our League One Betting Previews HERE