Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Crewe Alexandra play host to Mansfield Town at their Alexandra Stadium in what is expected to be an interesting League Two game. The Railwaymen did well to beat Crawley Town thanks to Courtney Baker-Richardson’s goal, with the team moving closer to the playoffs berth, but they should not stop now. Fit-again Australia forward Lachlan Brook is pushing for a start, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home side.
The Yellows, on the other hand, have retained their spot in top seven thanks to a 2-0 win over Gillingham, but they face a difficult task against Crewe, who have already recorded three wins on home soil this term. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Nigel Clough is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Gills at the weekend.
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 (Mansfield):
Founded in 1897, Mansfield Town are a professional club that compete in the League 2, the English fourth tier. The Stags are well known for their yellow shirts and blue shorts, while the colour of their away kit is black. Field Mill is the club’s home ground, the stadium with the capacity of 9,186.
The venue was built back in 1861 and renovated in 1999. Chesterfield and Notts County are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals. Mansfield Town did well to win the Football League Trophy in 1986/1987 season, with the team beating Bristol City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the regular time, with Kevin Kent and Glyn Riley scoring for Mansfield Town and Bristol City respectively. Goalkeeper Rod Arnold is the player with most appearances as he played 513 games for the Stags in all competitions.