Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Following a goalless draw with Tranmere Rovers, Crewe Alexandra will look to return to winning ways in the League Two when they take on Crawley Town on Saturday afternoon. The Railwaymen aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats and a win over Crawley will see them stay in the automatic promotion race. Tom Booth limped off with injury in the last league match, with Harvey Davies likely to replace him in the starting XI.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Salford City and Morecambe. Crawley Town obviously suffered a dip in form and given Crewe’s fine home record, we predict that the visitors are going to return to West Sussex with their hands empty. There are no fresh injury concerns in the away team, but Jack Roles could sneak into the starting line-up after the Cyprus international came as a substitute against the Shrimps.
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.