Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Exeter City will be aiming to extend their unbeaten run in the League Two to six games when they welcome Crawley Town at their St. James Park on Tuesday evening. Exeter played out a goalless draw with Walsall at the weekend, with the team keeping their second clean sheet of the season. The Grecians aim to move a little closer to the playoffs berth, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the midweek clash.
The Reds, on the other hand, aim to build on a thrilling 4-0 win over Morecambe. Crawley Town regained a much-needed confidence at the weekend, but Exeter are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the visitors than their previous rivals. Max Watters is likely to return to the starting line-up for the visitors after scoring a brace as a substitute against Morecambe. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Exeter have been showing signs of improvement of late.
Highlighted Player (Jake Taylor):
Jake Taylor is a product of the Reading football academy who plays for Exeter City in the League Two. Taylor spent his youth career at Reading, and he continued wearing the blue and white shirt at senior level.
After scoring two goals in 31 appearances with the Royals in the league, the English footballer spent several seasons on loan at the likes of Aldershot Town, Exeter City, Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town, Leyton Orient, and Motherwell. In 2016 Jake Taylor returned to Exeter City, signing a permanent deal with the St James Park outfit.
Despite being born in Ascot, England, on December 1, 1991, Taylor represents Wales on the international stage. He has ten caps with the Wales U21 team, and he made his debut with the Dragons at the senior level in a 2-1 win over Cyprus on October 13, 2014. His primary position is central midfielder.
Highlighted Team (Crawley):
Crawley Town are an English football club that compete in the League 2. The club was founded back in 1896 and in the 2011/2012 season they secured promotion to the English fourth tier for the first time. The Devils play their home games at Broadfield Stadium, the venue which was built and opened in 1997.
The stadium has a capacity of 6,144 spectators and is owned by Crawley Borough Council. Crawley Town are well known for their red home kit, with the team wearing white shirts and sky blue shorts when playing on the travels. Crawley Town fans consider AFC Wimbledon the club’s biggest rivals, but they have rivalries with Brighton and Swindon Town as well.
In 1959 the Devils won the Metropolitan League Cup, which is considered one of the club’s biggest successes. Crawley Town won the Sussex Professional Cup in 1970, the Gilbert Rice Floodlight Cup in 1980 and 1984, the Southern Counties Combination Floodlight Cup in 1986, and the Sussex Senior Cup in 1990 and 1991.