Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bloomfield Road will host Tuesday’s football game between Blackpool and Crewe Alexandra, the two teams who are almost level on points ahead of Matchday 33. The Seasiders have been producing splendid displays in the League One ever since they suffered a 2-0 loss to Ipswich Town, with the team recording three consecutive wins in the process. Blackpool regained a much-needed confidence, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Railwaymen.
Crewe, on the other hand, were more than unfortunate not to beat Sunderland in their last league match, with the Black Cats scoring the equalizer in the seventh minute of the stoppage time. Since Crewe suffered three defeats in the previous four away games in the League One, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Seasiders. Daniel Gretarsson, CJ Hamilton, and Keshi Anderson are injured for the hosts, while Callum Ainley should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Chris Maxwell):
Chris Maxwell is a Welsh goalkeeper who was born in St Asaph on July 30, 1990. Maxwell began his youth career at Penrhyn Bay (1998-2000) and in 2000 he moved to Wrexham. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper made his first-team debut for Wrexham at the age of 18 and he played 76 league games for the club from 2008 to 2012.
During the 2008/2009 season he spent six months on loan at Welsh club Connah’s Quay Nomads and in 2012 he joined Fleetwood Town. Chris Maxwell made 110 appearances in the league for the Trawlermen and on May 16, 2016 he signed a three-year deal with Championship side Preston North End. You should know that he managed to keep clean sheets in 38 appearances for the Lilywhites in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign.
Due to his dual citizenship, Maxwell is capable of representing both Wales and Scotland at senior level, but he played for the Dragons at youth level, being capped for the U21 team 16 times.
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.