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Shrewsbury vs Torquay – Gulls to extend record against Shrews

| 20.05.2011

It’s a tough way to bow out but Shrewsbury set to suffer a double promotion blow at the Greenhous Meadow on Friday.

Having missed out on automatic promotion on the final day of the season, Shrewsbury are set to miss out on a trip to Old Trafford with Graham Turner’s side set to struggle to recover from a two-goal deficit.

Match Odds

Torquay come into the game with a 2-0 aggregate lead and are 1/5 to qualify for the play-off final.

The Gulls will be high in confidence following their first-leg victory and Paul Buckle’s side look incredible value at 13/5 to win on Friday night considering they have won five of their last 10 trips to Shrewsbury.

Having fallen at the final hurdle, many pronounced Shrewsbury as the shoe-ins for a play-off final spot, but Graham Turner’s side are now 10/3 to qualify and 1/1 to win in 90 minutes.

Considering the Shrews have won just one of their last ten home games with Torquay, punters should take the 5/2 for the draw which would be good enough to see the Gulls through.

Total Goals

Toquay’s on-loan Shrewsbury striker Jake Robinson did everything he could to get a goal in the first leg, attempting a third of Torquay’s total shots.

Robinson is 8/1 to get the first goal on Friday night and if he plays like he did in the first leg, a goal seems just a matter of time.

Shrewsbury will be looking to Mark Wright (8/1 to score first) to get the goals to fire them back into this tie, and with an open game expected at the Meadow, over 2.5 goals looks a cert at 1/1.

The pick of the days betting looks to be the 9/4 for Torquay to win or draw with three or more goals scored in the match.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.