FootyMAD's Crewe Alexandra match preview

Last updated : 19 February 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crewe Alexandra v Northampton Town fixture

Northampton face a trip to Crewe Alexandra at The Alexandra Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 30 games played, Cobblers have recorded 10 wins, and Crewe Alex. have come away with 15 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 21 NovNorthampton2 - 2Crewe Alex.LGE2
2008/2009Sat 24 JanNorthampton5 - 1Crewe Alex.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 04 OctCrewe Alex.1 - 3NorthamptonLGE1
2007/2008Sat 01 MarNorthampton0 - 0Crewe Alex.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 17 NovCrewe Alex.1 - 0NorthamptonLGE1
2006/2007Sat 03 FebNorthampton1 - 2Crewe Alex.LGE1
2006/2007Sat 05 AugCrewe Alex.2 - 2NorthamptonLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Crewe Alexandra have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the The Railwaymen in those games, with 6 conceded.

The away form of Northampton however, is much more impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Cobblers, and 5 goals against.

Crewe Alex. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 38 points from their 30 games played so far, Northampton's 43 points from 31 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Northampton are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Crewe Alex.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Crewe Alex. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Northampton 4 successive away victories.
5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.