FootyMAD's Tranmere Rovers match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crewe Alexandra v Tranmere Rovers fixture

Crewe Alex. prepare to entertain Tranmere Rovers at The Alexandra Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 63 games played, The Railwaymen have recorded 30 wins, and Tranmere Rvs. have come away with 16 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Alexandra Stadium was just last season, in January 2008, as the The Railwaymen squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 4-3 in a League One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Fri 24 OctTranmere Rvs.2 - 0Crewe Alex.LGE1
2008/2009Mon 06 OctTranmere Rvs.1 - 0Crewe Alex.ASSM
2007/2008Tue 01 JanCrewe Alex.4-3Tranmere Rvs.LGE1
2007/2008Tue 02 OctTranmere Rvs.1 - 1Crewe Alex.LGE1
2006/2007Sat 28 AprCrewe Alex.1 - 1Tranmere Rvs.LGE1
2006/2007Tue 16 JanTranmere Rvs.1 - 0Crewe Alex.LGE1
2002/2003Sat 08 MarTranmere Rvs.2 - 1Crewe Alex.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Crewe Alexandra's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While The Railwaymen have scored 6, a worringly large 13 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Tranmere Rvs. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Rovers have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Crewe Alex. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 26 games have yielded only 19 points. Tranmere Rvs. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League One, picking up 43 from their 26 games so far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crewe Alex.621314177
Tranmere Rvs.641111613

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at The Alexandra Stadium for the The Railwaymen and the Madmen are unable to see past Tranmere Rvs. claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Crewe Alex. 8 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Tranmere Rvs. Not won in previous 9 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.