FootyMAD's Crewe Alexandra match preview

Last updated : 02 March 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Derby County v Crewe Alexandra fixture

Derby County play host to Crewe Alexandra at Pride Park on Wednesday evening, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The majority of those games have been won by the Rams.

The last time the two teams met at Derby County was well over fifteen years ago, back in November 1985, with Derby County annihilating their visitors 5-1 in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 18 OctCrewe Alex.3 - 0Derby CountyLD1
1985/1986Sat 16 NovDerby County5-1Crewe Alex.FAC
1956/1957Sat 26 JanDerby County4 - 0Crewe Alex.D3N
1956/1957Sat 05 JanCrewe Alex.2 - 5Derby CountyD3N
1955/1956Wed 14 SepDerby County3 - 3Crewe Alex.D3N
1955/1956Mon 05 SepCrewe Alex.2 - 1Derby CountyD3N
1947/1948Sat 24 JanCrewe Alex.0 - 3Derby CountyFAC

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 9.

Crewe Alex. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The The Railwaymen's have scored 11 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

Derby County are stuck down in the relegation zone of Nationwide League Division One with a return of just 34 points from their 33 games thus far. Crewe Alex. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 40 points from their 32 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County62137107
Crewe Alex.61148124

FootyMad's prediction ...

Derby County may be coming up against a decent side in Crewe Alex., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Rams. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Crewe Alex. Not won in previous 5 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.