Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Alexandria Stadium will host Tuesday’s FA Cup game between Crewe Alexandra and Eastleigh. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Alexandria Stadium in the original fixture, meaning that a winner will be decided in the replay. The League Two side rolled over Morecambe 5-0 in their last league match, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Eastleigh.
A man to watch in the home team will be Chris Porter, who has netted eight goals in the English fourth tier so far this season. Seeing that Crewe Alexandria impressed in their last home game in the League Two, we predict that Eastleigh are going to return home empty-handed. The Spitfires are on a three-game winless run in all competitions, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the home side.
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.