FM Preview: Crewe Alexandra v Port Vale 15 Jan 2011

Last updated : 14 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crewe Alexandra v Port Vale fixture

Crewe Alex. prepare to entertain Port Vale at The Alexandra Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 13 of the 31 previous games, with the The Railwaymen winning just 7.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Alexandra Stadium was just last season, in October 2009, with Port Vale inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the The Railwaymen in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 30 OctPort Vale2 - 1Crewe Alex.LGE2
2009/2010Sat 27 MarPort Vale0 - 1Crewe Alex.LGE2
2009/2010Sat 17 OctCrewe Alex.1-2Port ValeLGE2
2007/2008Tue 11 MarCrewe Alex.0 - 2Port ValeLGE1
2007/2008Tue 06 NovPort Vale0 - 1Crewe Alex.LGE1
2006/2007Sat 14 AprPort Vale3 - 0Crewe Alex.LGE1
2006/2007Wed 29 NovPort Vale2 - 3Crewe Alex.ASSM

Recent respective form guides

Crewe Alexandra have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the The Railwaymen in those games, with 7 conceded.

The away form of Port Vale is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Valiants have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crewe Alex. are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 35 points from 23 games. Port Vale are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 39 points from 22 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crewe Alex.641112613
Port Vale62045146

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that The Railwaymen's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Port Vale. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Crewe Alex. 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Port Vale Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.