FootyMAD's Cheltenham Town match preview

Last updated : 17 April 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crewe Alexandra v Cheltenham Town fixture

Crewe Alex. prepare to entertain Cheltenham Town at The Alexandra Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. All the previous meetings between the two have been won by the The Railwaymen.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Alexandra Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2008, with Crewe Alex. running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 06 DecCheltenham T.1 - 0Crewe Alex.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 19 AprCrewe Alex.3-1Cheltenham T.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 27 OctCheltenham T.2 - 2Crewe Alex.LGE1
2006/2007Tue 02 JanCheltenham T.1 - 1Crewe Alex.LGE1
2006/2007Tue 12 SepCrewe Alex.3 - 1Cheltenham T.LGE1
2002/2003Thu 26 DecCheltenham T.0 - 4Crewe Alex.LGE1
2002/2003Tue 27 AugCrewe Alex.1 - 0Cheltenham T.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Crewe Alexandra's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The The Railwaymen's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Cheltenham T.'s away form is none too clever either, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While the Robins have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crewe Alex. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 46 points from 43 matches. Cheltenham T. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola League One with a return of just 35 points from their 42 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crewe Alex.6042574
Cheltenham T.6141667

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Crewe Alex. at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the The Railwaymen will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Crewe Alex. Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Cheltenham T. Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 11 away matches.