Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After sharing the spoils with Burton at Pirelli Stadium, Crewe will be looking to start a new winning run in the League One when they host Northampton Town at their Alexandra Stadium. The Railwaymen have been impressive on home soil of late, with the team beating both Peterborough and Swindon at their Alexandra Stadium, and they surely want to give fans yet another reason for celebration.
The Cobblers, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Doncaster Rovers. Since important defender Shaun McWilliams is sidelined through suspension, we predict that Crewe will extend their winning run in the League One. Northampton defeated Crewe in each of their previous three meetings in the English third tier, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. A man to watch in the home team will be winger Owen Dale, who has found his goalscoring touch of late.
Highlighted Player (Will Jaaskelainen ):
Will Jaaskelainen is a Finland international who plays for Crewe Alexandra as a goalkeeper. Jaaskelainen started his youth career at Bolton Wanderers, but he made his senior debut with his current club. The Finnish shot-stopper played for the likes of Loughborough Dynamo, Nantwich Town, Buxton, and Chester on loan as well before returning to Crewe Alexandra.
Will Jaaskelainen has one cap for the Finland U19 national team, with the talented goalkeeper making his Finland U21 team debut in a 2-0 win over Ukraine on September 6, 2019. Speaking of his League Two debut, Jaaskelainen played his first match for the Railwaymen on April 19, 2019, in a 2-0 win over Yeovil Town.
The Crewe Alexandra shot-stopper wears the number 1 jersey, and his preferred foot is right. Born on July 25, 1998, in Bolton, Will Jaaskelainen is the son of former Bolton Wanderers and Finland goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Highlighted Team (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.