Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Buoyed by the FA Cup win over Skelmersdale, Harrogate will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Crawley Town at their EnviroVent Stadium. The newcomers made a promising start to the season, but they have been struggling to find their best form in the League Two of late. Following a 2-1 loss at Newport, Harrogate were beaten by Tranmere at home ground in their last league match, and it is no wonder the odds for away win have been dropping.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the FA Cup win over Torquay, but given Harrogate’s current form in the English fourth tier, share of spoils is on the cards at EnviroVent Stadium. This will be the first ever meeting between the two clubs in the League Two.
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.