FootyMAD's Crewe Alexandra match preview

Last updated : 04 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crewe Alexandra v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Crewe Alexandra at The Alexandra Stadium on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them being consigned to defeat by opponents in 3 of the 5 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2003, with Crewe Alex. running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 28 AugDerby County2 - 4Crewe Alex.CHMP
2003/2004Wed 03 MarDerby County0 - 0Crewe Alex.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 18 OctCrewe Alex.3 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Crewe Alexandra need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While The Railwaymen have scored 5, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Derby County's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Rams's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 14 goals for and 13 against.

Crewe Alex. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 46 points from their 40 matches. Derby County's total of 61 points from their 39 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crewe Alex.60334123
Derby County6141997

FootyMad's prediction ...

Derby County are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Crewe Alex. Failed to win in previous 8 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 15 most recent games.
Derby County Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.