- Southampton have kept three clean sheets in a row.
- The Saints have lost just two of their last 15 games in all competitions.
- Only three clubs have scored fewer goals in League One than Shrewsbury Town this season.
Southampton’s Premier League class to tell
Fresh from their historic 1-0 win over Premier League champions Liverpool on Monday evening, in-form Southampton look ready to start their FA Cup campaign with a bang at Shrewsbury’s expense on Saturday.
League One outfit Town have been climbing the steadily climbing the standings in the third tier following a sequence of narrow margin victories, though they still rank among the league’s lowest scoring teams, and only three sides have plundered fewer goals than the Shrews overall this term.
Southampton meanwhile have kept three clean sheets in a row in the Premier League, and with top-flight opponents regularly struggling to penetrate the Saints’ well-marshalled rearguard, we expect a vastly inferior Shrewsbury team to struggle too.
With little value on offer in the match result markets, backing a watertight Southampton to win to nil looks a far more attractive option for Saturday’s Third Round tussle at St. Mary’s Stadium, while our correct score prediction tips Ralph Hasenhüttl’s charges enjoy themselves during a routine 3-0 victory.
Southampton have been modest goal-scorers of late, though the Saints have the quality to cut loose against their lower league opponents this weekend, and we expect them to establish a comfortable winning margin.
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