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Middlesbrough vs Shrewsbury Town Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Boro to start season with Carabao Cup win

  • Middlesbrough and Shrewsbury Town meet in the Carabao Cup
  • The first round tie will be played at the Riverside Stadium on Friday at 5.30pm BST
  • Boro escaped relegation from the Championship after the appointment of Neil Warnock
  • Shrewsbury Town finished 15th in League One, but won 2 of their last 12 matches
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Middlesbrough host Shrewsbury at the Riverside (Getty Images)

Middlesbrough and Shrewsbury Town begin their 2020/21 season with a Carabao Cup first round tie at the Riverside Stadium on Friday. Championship club Boro start as favourites to progress and avoid a giantkilling act from League One Shrewsbury.

Middlesbrough Form

Neil Warnock steered Middlesbrough to safety in the Championship and has taken the job on permamently. He oversaw a run of four wins and four losses, but the 12 points resulted in Boro finishing in 17th spot and five points clear of relegation.

Since the Championship season ended in July, Middlesbrough have played two friendlies in preparation for the opening game of the season. They defeated Plymouth 1-0 before thumping Premier League Newcastle United 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors game.

Middlesbrough Team News

Warnock has brought in Grant Hall on a free transfer from Queens Park Rangers and signed Sunderland youngster Cole Kiernan.

Rudy Gestede, Daniel Ayala, Ryan Shotton, Adam Clayton and George Friend have left at the end of their contracts. 

Shrewsbury Town Form

Shrewsbury last played competitively in early March when losing 3-2 at home to Oxford United. League One teams voted to end the season and Sam Ricketts' side officially finished in 15th place in the standings.

The Shrews have played six friendlies, winning four of them against Bala Town, Nuneaton Borough, Wolves U23s and Burnley and losing to Walsall and Stoke City. 

Shrewsbury Town Team News

Joe Murphy, Lifumpa Mwandwe, Kian Taylor, Romain Vincelot, Josh Laurent and Omar Beckles have all left since the end of the season.

Josh Daniels and Rekeil Pyke have been signed as replacements with Scott High, Marlon Fossey and Matija Sarkic joining on season-long loan deals.

Middlesbrough vs Shrewsbury Town Head to Head

Middlesbrough and Shrewsbury last met in 2012 when Boro won an FA Cup tie 1-0 win Marvin Emnes getting the only goal of the game.

Middlesbrough vs Shrewsbury Town Odds

Middlesbrough are 1.75 favourites to win the cup tie with Shrewsbury at 4.33 to win in 90 minutes. The draw is priced at 3.75. To qualify, Middlesbrough are 1.40 with Shrewsbury 2.75.

Middlesbrough vs Shrewsbury Town Stats

  • Middlesbrough have won 4 and lost 4 matches under Neil Warnock.
  • Middlesbrough have seen BTTS Yes in their last 4 matches (Championship).
  • Middlesbrough have seen Over 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches (Championship).
  • Shrewsbury have won 2 of their last 12 competitive matches (all competitions).
  • Shrewsbury have lost 5 of their last 7 away matches (all competitions).

Middlesbrough vs Shrewsbury Town FAQs

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Where is Middlesbrough vs Shrewsbury Town being played?

Middlesbrough vs Shrewsbury Town is being played at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, England.

When is Middlesbrough vs Shrewsbury Town being played?

Middlesbrough vs Shrewsbury Town is being played at 17:30 BST on Friday 4 September 2020.

What competition are Middlesbrough vs Shrewsbury Town playing in?

Middlesbrough vs Shrewsbury Town are playing in the English League Cup (Carabao Cup).



Middlesbrough's home form was poor last season, but they can make a winning start to the season and build on the encouraging pre-season under Neil Warnock.

Best Bet: Middlesbrough Win Full-Time Result @-133.33 at BetMGM - 4 Units
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