Crewe Alexandra host visitors Sunderland at Alexandra Stadium in the League One game on Saturday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Crewe Alexandra v Sunderland can be found here including the latest game odds.
Crewe Alexandra will be looking for another win after a 2-0 League One victory over Accrington Stanley.
For Crewe Alexandra, goals were scored by Omar Beckles (32') and Chris Porter (79').
Over their preceding 6 fixtures, Dave Artell's Crewe Alexandra have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a total of 6 times giving them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.
Ahead of this clash, Crewe Alexandra haven't beaten Sunderland in their last 4 league matches.
Sunderland will come into the game after a 2-0 League One win to defeat Fleetwood Town in their previous outing.
For Sunderland, the goalscorers were Aiden O'Brien (61') and Max Power (82').
In their last half-dozen outings, Sunderland have amassed a total of 13 goals. The Black Cats have also scored in every single one of those games. In that time, they have had 6 goals go into their own net.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 22/11/2003 shows that Crewe Alexandra have won 1 of these games & Sunderland 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
In all, 17 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them for The Railwaymen and 9 coming from The Black Cats. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was League One match day 7 on 20/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Sunderland 1-0 Crewe Alexandra.
The referee was Neil Hair.
Team News: Crewe Alexandra
Luke Offord (Hamstring Injury), Oli Finney (Fractured Leg), Josh Lundstram (Ankle Fracture) and Callum Ainley (Hamstring Injury) will not be able to play for Crewe gaffer Dave Artell.
Team News: Sunderland
Owing to an otherwise available group of players, there’s only the sole fitness problem for the Sunderland boss Lee Johnson to contend with. Arbenit Xhemajli (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) misses out for this game.
We’re thinking that Crewe Alexandra will have to perform well to hit the back of the net against this Sunderland team who will likely score & stay on top.
We’re going for a good battle with a 0-1 winning score for Sunderland at the end of this one.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Alexandra Stadium (10,153)
Chairman: John Bowler
Manager: Dave Artell
Competitions: League One position 14
⭐ Key Player: Owen Dale
Mostly playing in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Owen Dale was born in Warrington, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Crewe Alexandra in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Midfielder has struck 7 league goals in this League One 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 27 appearances.