FootyMAD's Crewe Alexandra match preview

Last updated : 02 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End fixture

Preston N.E. face a trip to Crewe Alexandra at The Alexandra Stadium on Monday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 11 games played, North End have recorded 2 wins, and Crewe Alex. have come away with 5 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2003, the The Railwaymen carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 25 SepPreston N.E.1 - 0Crewe Alex.CHMP
2003/2004Sun 28 DecPreston N.E.0 - 0Crewe Alex.CHMP
2003/2004Tue 21 OctCrewe Alex.2 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2001/2002Wed 20 MarPreston N.E.2 - 2Crewe Alex.CHMP
2001/2002Sat 13 OctCrewe Alex.2 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 28 AprCrewe Alex.1 - 3Preston N.E.CHMP
2000/2001Fri 10 NovPreston N.E.2 - 1Crewe Alex.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crewe Alexandra have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 15 goals have been scored by the The Railwaymen in those games, with 9 conceded.

Preston N.E. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. North End have conceded 11 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Crewe Alex. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 39 points from their 26 games so far. Preston N.E.'s 39 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crewe Alex.642012514
Preston N.E.631281010

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Railwaymen, as the North End have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Crewe Alex.Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Preston N.E.Not won in previous 3 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.