FM Preview: Crewe Alexandra v Walsall 27 Apr 2013

Last updated : 26 April 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Crewe Alexandra v Walsall fixture

Crewe Alexandra play host to Walsall at Gresty Road on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 31 games played, Railwaymen have recorded 15 wins, and Walsall have come away with 11 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Crewe Alexandra was just over four years ago, in August 2008, the Railwaymen carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 20 Oct Walsall 2 - 2 Crewe Alex. League One
2008/2009 Tue 10 Mar Walsall 1 - 1 Crewe Alex. League One
2008/2009 Sat 23 Aug Crewe Alex. 2-1 Walsall League One
2007/2008 Mon 24 Mar Walsall 1 - 1 Crewe Alex. League One
2007/2008 Sat 08 Dec Crewe Alex. 0 - 0 Walsall League One
2003/2004 Sat 07 Feb Walsall 1 - 1 Crewe Alex. League Division One
2003/2004 Mon 25 Aug Crewe Alex. 1 - 0 Walsall League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Crewe Alexandra have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Walsall have an average recent record on the road, remaining unbeaten in the last six, though five of those have been draws. Just 6 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.

Crewe Alexandra see themselves just below half way in the npower League One, showing a record of 61 points from their 45 games played so far,

Walsall lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower League One, picking up 68 from their 45 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Crewe Alexandra 6 2 0 4 4 9 6
Walsall 6 1 5 0 7 3 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Crewe Alexandra are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Crewe Alexandra 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Walsall Previous 4 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.

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