FM Preview: Crewe Alexandra v Brentford 16 Feb 2013

Last updated : 15 February 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Crewe Alexandra v Brentford fixture

Brentford travel to take on Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bees will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 11 and win only 4 of the 19 games.

The last time the two teams met at Crewe Alexandra was back in April 2007, over five years ago, with Crewe Alexandra running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 25 Aug Brentford 5 - 1 Crewe Alex. League One
2006/2007 Mon 09 Apr Crewe Alex. 3-1 Brentford League One
2006/2007 Sat 18 Nov Brentford 0 - 4 Crewe Alex. League One
2002/2003 Sat 08 Feb Brentford 1 - 2 Crewe Alex. League Division Two
2002/2003 Sat 09 Nov Crewe Alex. 2 - 1 Brentford League Division Two
1996/1997 Sun 25 May Crewe Alex. 1 - 0 Brentford Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 3)
1996/1997 Sat 19 Apr Brentford 0 - 2 Crewe Alex. League Division Two

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Recent respective form guides

Crewe Alexandra are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Railwaymen in those games, with 5 conceded.

The Bees have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Bees's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Crewe Alexandra's 44 points from 31 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

Brentford's total of 54 points from their 31 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League One.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Crewe Alexandra 6 3 1 2 11 7 10
Brentford 6 1 3 2 9 11 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the Bees to play at the moment, and one from which we believe will see Brentford take away one point. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Crewe Alexandra 7 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Brentford No sequences of note

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