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Crewe Alexandra will be taking on visiting club Oxford United at Alexandra Stadium in this League One game on Saturday.
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Crewe Alexandra will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-2 League One triumph versus MK Dons.
The only scorer from Crewe Alexandra was Mikael Mandron (15', 20').
An interesting aspect of recent Crewe Alexandra games is the number of nil scores.
Taking their prior 6 matches before this one, in 5 of them a wager on BTTS would have lost. Let’s see if that trend will end up being continued on here.
Their prior results show that Crewe Alexandra:
- have not been beaten in the league by Oxford United in their last 3 matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Accrington Stanley in League One competition, Oxford United and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The only scorer from Oxford United was Elliot Lee (25'). Paul Smyth (16') and Michael Nottingham (70') scored for Accrington Stanley.
Looking at their form, and Oxford United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 9 goals overall. In defence, The U's have been far from perfect.
Their past results show that Oxford United:
- have left without a victory over Crewe Alexandra in away games against them for the last 4 league games. Not the best of away records.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 20/03/1999 shows us that Crewe Alexandra have won 4 of these & Oxford United 1, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A combined sum of 16 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 of them for The Railwaymen and 5 being from The U's. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was League One match day 4 on 17/11/2020 when it finished Oxford United 0-2 Crewe Alexandra.
The referee was Will Finnie.
Team News: Crewe Alexandra
Josh Lundstram (Ankle Fracture) and Oli Finney (Fractured Leg) will not be able to play for Crewe manager Dave Artell.
Team News: Oxford United
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group, there is only a single fitness issue for the Oxford United gaffer Karl Robinson to be concerned about. Marcus McGuane (Thigh Problems) misses out for this game.
We envisage that Oxford United and Crewe Alexandra could end up without much reward for their efforts here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw with few scoring chances is looking likely to us. That’s why we have predicted a very competitive game with a 0-0 draw when the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Alexandra Stadium (10,153)
Chairman: John Bowler
Manager: Dave Artell
Competitions: League One position 15
⭐ Star Man: Owen Dale
Mostly playing in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Owen Dale was born in Warrington, England. Having played his first senior match for Crewe Alexandra in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has contributed 8 league goals in the League One 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 34 appearances.