Crewe Alexandra Match Stats Preview

Last updated : 19 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Carlisle United v Crewe Alexandra fixture

The Blues prepare to welcome the Railwaymen to Cumbria tomorrow afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition at home, having chalked up an impressive 25 wins out of 37 previous matches.

The last time the two teams met at Brunton Park was more than a decade ago, in April 1996, the Cumbrians carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Division Two (third tier) match, the only goal of the game coming from Paul Conway in the second half as a crowd of 4,698 spectators looked on.

United's best win at home to Crewe came way back in the 1933-34 Division Three North campaign, the Blues winning 6-1, after strolling into a 4-0 half-time lead, with the attendance being 3,342. Leeds-born James Slinger was in prolific form that season and he scored four of his total of 32 goals for the campaign in this match, Thomas McBain and Pearson Ferguson being the other Carlisle goalscorers.

The Railwaymen's biggest margin of victory at Brunton Park has twice come courtesy of a 3-1 final scoreline. The first match in Division Three North in 1934-35, attendance - 3,112 and United goalscorer James Slinger, the second game coming more recently in Division Three (fourth tier) in 1992-93, attendance - 3,487 and United goalscorer George Oghani.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 30 SepCrewe5 - 1CarlisleLGE1
1995/1996Tue 02 AprCarlisle1 - 0CreweLGE1
1995/1996Sat 14 OctCrewe2 - 1CarlisleLGE1
1993/1994Mon 04 AprCrewe2 - 3CarlisleLGE2
1993/1994Tue 28 DecCarlisle1 - 2CreweLGE2
1992/1993Tue 06 AprCrewe4 - 0CarlisleLGE2
1992/1993Sat 12 DecCarlisle1 - 3CreweLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Carlisle have lost just once in their last six home games, 2-0 against Scunthorpe, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of eight goals have been scored by the Cumbrians in those games, with five conceded.

Crewe have an less than average recent league record on the road, with one win, two draws, and three defeats on their travels. The Railwaymen have a narrow negative goal difference over these games, with seven goals for and nine against.

Carlisle's 39 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in tenth position, six points away from the promotion play-off spots.

Crewe surprisingly find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 27 matches, the Alex' sitting just four points above the relegation zone.

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Current league form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Carlisle are coming up against a poor side on the road in Crewe, and the Footymad panel believe that that will result in a narrow home win for the Cumbrians. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
CarlisleFive games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last eleven.
CreweLast drawn game four outings ago.