FootyMAD's Crewe Alexandra match preview

Last updated : 01 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield Wednesday v Crewe Alexandra fixture

Sheff. Wed. are ready to welcome Crewe Alexandra to Hillsborough on Monday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The majority of those games have been won by the The Owls.

The previous match played between the two at Hillsborough was more than three years back, in January 2002, the The Owls carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Tue 15 JanCrewe Alex.2 - 1Sheff. Wed.FAC
2001/2002Sat 12 JanSheff. Wed.1-0Crewe Alex.CHMP
2001/2002Sat 18 AugCrewe Alex.0 - 2Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2000/2001Sun 06 MaySheff. Wed.0 - 0Crewe Alex.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 25 NovCrewe Alex.1 - 0Sheff. Wed.CHMP
1995/1996Wed 04 OctSheff. Wed.5 - 2Crewe Alex.LGEC
1995/1996Tue 19 SepCrewe Alex.2 - 2Sheff. Wed.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield Wednesday's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. The Owls have conceded a disappointing 9 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Crewe Alex.'s away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the The Railwaymen have hit 7 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sheff. Wed. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca Cola Championship with a return of just 24 points from their 27 games thus far. Crewe Alex. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 27 games have yielded only 22 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Wed.6114264
Crewe Alex.60338123

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Sheff. Wed. at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the The Owls will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Wed. Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Crewe Alex. Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 9 most recent games.