Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Oxford United will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Walsall in the EFL Trophy when they take on Crewe at Kassam Stadium. The Yellows quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Peterborough, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Oxford aim to escape the relegation zone, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Crewe in the postponed fixture.
The Yellows defeated Rochdale in their last home game in the League One, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Crewe. The Railwaymen did remarkably well to beat Peterborough 2-0 in their last league match, with the team climbing to 13th position in the standings. Crewe managed to put an end to their three-game losing run in the League One, but share of spoils is on the cards at Kassam Stadium as Oxford are tough to beat at home.
Highlighted Player (Elliott Moore):
Born in Coalville, England on March 16, 1997 Elliott Moore is an English footballer who plays for Oxford United as a centre-back. Moore has one cap with the England U18 team, while making two appearances for the England U20 team.
The 196-cm tall defender is a product of Leicester City football school, joining the club at the age of 6, but he did not enjoy a first-team football with the Foxes. He made his first appearances for Leicester City senior team on July 19, 2017 against WBA at the Asia Trophy. After spending a couple of seasons on loan at OH Leuven, Elliott Moore returned to England in the summer of 2019, signing a contract with League One side Oxford United.
Moore made his League One debut against Sunderland on August 3, 2019. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Stadium of Light in the opening match of the season, with Elliott Moore coming from the bench in the dying minutes of the game.
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.