Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Following a thrilling 3-3 draw with Accrington Town, Crewe Alexandra will look to return to winning ways in the League Two round 23. The Railwaymen failed to win the previous three league matches, but it seems as if their performances are much better than the results. Defender Luke Offord misses Friday’s clash through suspension as the 24-year-old was sent off in the last league match.
The Bluebirds, on the other hand, are eyeing their seventh consecutive league win. Barrow rolled over Swindon Town 3-0 in their last league match and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. In their last encounter in the League Two Crewe defeated Crewe 3-0 and yet another high-scoring affair is on the horizon. Pete Wild is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Robins at the weekend.
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.