Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Cheltenham Town and Crewe Alexandra face each other in a highly-anticipated game at Whaddon Road in the second round of the FA Cup. Cheltenham sit in the second place in the League Two standings after 14 rounds, and, no doubt, the team’s main goal is to secure automatic promotion to League One. Since Michael Duff is likely to mix the squad against Crewe, we are not tempted to put our money on the hosts.
The Railwaymen, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Portsmouth and Accrington in the League One. Crewe produced a fine display in a 3-2 win over Bolton in their FA Cup opener, and they are surely capable of beating the League Two side behind closed doors. In their last meeting in a competitive match Crewe Alexandra defeated Cheltenham Town 1-0, with Perry Ng scoring the only goal of the match.
Highlighted Player (Chriss Hussey):
Born in Hammersmith, England, Christopher Hussey is an experienced defender who plays for Cheltenham Town in the League Two. After spending his youth career at the likes of Woking and AFC Wimbledon, Hussey continued playing for the Dons at senior level.
He played for a number of English clubs in the past, but, no doubt, the most notable one is Sheffield United. Chris Hussey made seven appearances for the Blades in the League One, but nowadays he is a League Two player. His main position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a left midfielder as well.
It has to be noted that he was called up for the England C team as a standby. Christopher Hussey made his Cheltenham Town debut on August 21, 2018 in a 1-1 draw with Macclesfield Town. He scored his first goal with the Robins in a 4-2 loss to Mansfield Town.
Highlighted Team (Crewe):
Crewe Aleandra are a professional football club that welcome their rivals at Gresty Road. The stadium was built in 1906, and it can hold up to 10,153 spectators. Founded back in 1877, Crewe Alexandra play their home games in red shirts and white shorts, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The Railwaymen played their first game against North Staffs in 1877, with the two teams sharing the spoils (1-1) at Alexandra Recreation Ground. Nowadays, Crewe compete in the League 2 where they take on their main rivals Port Vale. In 2014 a match between the two sides resulted in violence and arrests. The likes of Wrexham, Macclesfield Town, Shrewsbury Town, and Stoke City are considered the club’s rivals as well.
In 2013 Crewe Alexandra clinched the Football League Trophy as they defeated Southend United 2-0 in the title game at Wembley Stadium. Goals from Max Clayton and Luke Murphy helped the Railwaymen clinch their first and only Football League Trophy.