FM Preview: Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield United 12 Mar 2013

Last updated : 11 March 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield United fixture

Sheffield United travel to take on Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road on Tuesday evening, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the The Blades have winning 60.00% of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Crewe Alexandra was back in August 2005, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Tue 20 Nov Sheff. Utd. 3 - 3 Crewe Alex. League One
2005/2006 Fri 03 Mar Sheff. Utd. 0 - 0 Crewe Alex. Championship
2005/2006 Mon 29 Aug Crewe Alex. 1-3 Sheff. Utd. Championship
2004/2005 Tue 08 Mar Sheff. Utd. 4 - 0 Crewe Alex. Championship
2004/2005 Fri 29 Oct Crewe Alex. 2 - 3 Sheff. Utd. Championship
2003/2004 Tue 24 Feb Crewe Alex. 0 - 1 Sheff. Utd. League Division One
2003/2004 Tue 04 Nov Sheff. Utd. 2 - 0 Crewe Alex. League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Crewe Alexandra's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. The Railwaymen's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

The away form of Sheffield United however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The The Blades's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.

Crewe Alexandra see themselves just below half way in the npower League One, showing a record of 50 points from their 35 games played so far,

Sheffield United are holding the final promotion place in the npower League One, and have accumulated 65 points from the 36 games they have played so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Crewe Alexandra 6 2 0 4 6 11 6
Sheffield United 6 4 2 0 8 0 14

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheffield United are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Crewe Alexandra. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Crewe Alexandra Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Sheffield United 4 successive away victories.
6 games since last away draw.
8 games since last defeat.

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