Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Doncaster Rovers and Crewe Alexandra go head to head at Keepmoat Stadium in what is expected to be a very entertaining encounter. Doncaster quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss at Wigan, with the team recording back-to-back wins over Portsmouth and Ipswich. The Donny impressed in the 4-1 win over the Tractor Boys, and it should come as no surprise the odds for home win have been dropping.
A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Benjamin Whiteman, who scored a brace in the midweek clash. The newcomers, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs on their return to the League One. Crewe, though, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Sunderland at Stadium of Light, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Reece James):
Reece James is a talented Chelsea defender who plays for Wigan Athletic on loan. Born in Redbridge, England on December 8, 1999, James started his youth career at Chelsea football academy at the age of 6. The talented teenager played for England U18 and U19 teams and he currently represents the U20 team on the international stage.
Reece James scored 3 goals in 45 appearances for Wigan in the 2018/2019 Championship campaign, but that did not help the Latics avoid relegation to the League One. His numbers from the 2018/2019 season are impressive as he completed 91 successful tackles, 54 blocks, 44 successful dribbles and 93 clearances.
James, on the other hand, has yet to find the net for the England U20 national team. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Reece James turned professional in March 2017.
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.