BARNET - SHREWSBURY TOWN
Home boss Paul Fairclough stepped down at Christmas and this has coincided with an upturn in form, especially defensively. Since Ian Hendon took charge, they have conceded just three in four starts, which included games against high scoring Dagenham and Bury, in this sequence they also played two games, with just ten men, which adds to the feeling that the steel and fire has been added to a team that can play a little bit.
Town are very much a Jekell and Hyde team, at home they are invincible (almost), on the road, simply dire. They have played nine away starts without a win, stretching back to early October and in the league even longer, not since September, almost five months. The goals have dried up and they have not scored more than once in nine starts, just five times in total. They will have top scorer Grant Holt back tonight after suspension, but he only missed two games, not nine ! This looks very drawish, but the (fake) Bees might be able to pinch all three points and getting a start, taking them seems good business.
6 points Barnet +1/4 ball 2.04 asian line..... currently 1.88.