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The League One match at Alexandra Stadium on Sunday sees home side Crewe Alexandra taking on opponents Shrewsbury Town.
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Crewe Alexandra will be looking for another win after the 0-1 League One triumph against Bristol Rovers.
The only name on the scoresheet from Crewe Alexandra was Callum Ainley (19').
Fewer than three goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Crewe Alexandra have been participants. Breaking down the goal weighting in that period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 5 while The Railwaymen got themselves 6. While that may be of interest, time will tell if that trend will persist in this next game.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Crewe Alexandra:
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 5 matches in the league. That's never good.
In their previous fixture, Shrewsbury Town drew 0-0 in the League One tie with Ipswich Town.
It has become apparent that Shrewsbury Town have failed to get amongst the goals over their last six encounters, recording the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those fixtures, The Shrews have also seen the overall goal tally of opposing teams equal 8.
Heading into this contest, Shrewsbury Town have not lost to Crewe Alexandra in games played away from home for the previous 6 league matches. A very good run of results for them.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 18/04/2014, there has been little between the sides with Crewe Alexandra winning 3 of those games, Shrewsbury Town 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
A sum of 19 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 10 of them from The Railwaymen and 9 created by The Shrews. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The previous league encounter between the two was League One match day 22 on 02/02/2021 and the score finished Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Crewe Alexandra.
The referee was Marc Edwards.
Team News: Crewe Alexandra
Oli Finney (Fractured Leg) and Luke Offord (Hamstring Injury) will not be able to play for Crewe gaffer Dave Artell.
Team News: Shrewsbury Town
Due to a completely healthy group available to select from, Shrewsbury Town boss Steve Cotterill does not have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
Here, we’re thinking that Shrewsbury Town will need to apply a lot of pressure to hit the back of the net against this Crewe Alexandra outfit who should end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore see a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 winning margin for Crewe Alexandra when the referee blows for full-time.
Let’s see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Alexandra Stadium (10,153)
Chairman: John Bowler
Manager: Dave Artell
Competitions: League One position 14
⭐ Key Player: Oliver Finney
Generally used in the Centre Midfield position, Oliver Finney was born in England. After making a first senior appearance for Crewe Alexandra in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Midfielder has netted 7 league goals in the League One 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 25 appearances.