FootyMAD's Crewe Alexandra match preview

Last updated : 23 February 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Crewe Alexandra at The Alexandra Stadium on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 8 games played, Blades have recorded 3 wins, and Crewe Alex. have come away with 4 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in March 2002, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 04 NovSheff. Utd.2 - 0Crewe Alex.LD1
2001/2002Sat 30 MarCrewe Alex.2 - 2Sheff. Utd.LD1
2001/2002Sat 27 OctSheff. Utd.1 - 0Crewe Alex.LD1
2000/2001Tue 06 MarCrewe Alex.1 - 0Sheff. Utd.LD1
2000/2001Sat 14 OctSheff. Utd.1 - 0Crewe Alex.LD1
1999/2000Mon 24 AprSheff. Utd.1 - 1Crewe Alex.LD1
1999/2000Sat 09 OctCrewe Alex.1 - 0Sheff. Utd.LD1

Recent respective form guides

Crewe Alexandra have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Sheff. Utd. however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Blades, and 11 goals against.

Crewe Alex. see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division One, showing a record of 40 points from their 31 games played so far, Sheff. Utd.'s total of 49 points from their 31 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Nationwide League Division One.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crewe Alex.61148124
Sheff. Utd.6204586

FootyMad's prediction ...

Blades's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Crewe Alex., believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Crewe Alex. 6 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.