Soccer betting preview: Crewe Alexandra welcomes Accrington Stanley in what could be a tight duel

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Competition: England League One
Competition: Tue 23.February
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Alexandra Stadium

This could be an interesting match as Crewe Alexandra have their presumed home advantage while Accrington Stanley are ahead 6 points in the League One table.

Insights:
  • Crewe Alexandra haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Accrington Stanley have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Crewe Alexandra form and stats

The story so far in the League One for Crewe Alexandra at their home stadium (Alexandra Stadium) is 7 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats. Their last two home games have resulted in two points, meaning they were both draws.

The fans are hoping that Crewe Alexandra will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 1-2 away loss in the League One game against Swindon Town (placed 20th). Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Peterborough United (0-2).

Heartbreak for Alexandra in their last match as Swindon Town's S. Twine scored the winning goal deep into overtime.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Alexandra have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found twelve matches with the results: Won three, drawn five and lost four.

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for Alexandra, as the League One home game vs Sunderland is only four days away.

The Alexandra fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 22 goals in 14 league matches. Alexandra have conceded 14 in these home matches.

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Accrington Stanley form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their League One travels is 6 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats.

Accrington played 1-1 against Shrewsbury Town in their previous match. Preceding that game was the away victory against Doncaster Rovers with the score of 1-0.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found 15 similar matches played by Accrington in our archives, and the results are: six wins for Accrington Stanley, five draws and four defeats.

The schedule is very tough for Accrington Stanley now as they have to travel again shortly after this match. A League One game at Fleetwood Town is waiting in only four days.

Accrington Stanley has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 21 goals from 13 games. As opposed to that, Accrington have seen the ball go into their own net 18 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Accrington Stanley - Alexandra 1-0, played this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Crewe Alexandra five wins, zero draws and Accrington Stanley five victories. As for goals, two matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), eight games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Accrington StanleyD. Charles
D. Charles
13 goals
AlexandraO. Finney
O. Finney
7 goals
Crewe AlexandraO. Dale
O. Dale
7 goals

Crewe Alexandra missing players

Accrington Stanley missing players

Crewe Alexandra Accrington Stanley
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
29 14 2 Played P 4 13 27
11 7 1 Won W 2 6 13
7 4 0 Drew D 1 3 7
11 3 1 Lost L 1 4 7
37 22 2 Scored S 6 21 39
37 14 1 Conceded C 4 18 28
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 89%
76% 86% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 85% 67%
38% 36% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 62% 44%
17% 14% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 31% 22%
17% 14% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 11%
55% 57% 0% BTTS BTTS 25% 46% 41%
17% 21% 50% Clean Sheets C S 50% 38% 44%
28% 21% 50% Failed to Score F T 25% 15% 26%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.2 1.2 0.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.5 1.4
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 4
 
11.2 12.6 9 Shots (avg) S ( 13 14.2 14.2
4.3 4.3 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 4.8 4.3
30% 37% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 38% 34% 33%
Key stats in League One this season:
  • Accrington Stanley have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Accrington Stanley haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Crewe Alexandra haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Lincoln City 28 17 5 6 42 23 14 7 2 5 21 17 14 10 3 1 21 6 19 56
2 Peterborough United 28 17 4 7 46 25 14 11 2 1 32 10 14 6 2 6 14 15 21 55
3 Hull City 30 16 5 9 49 27 14 8 2 4 15 8 16 8 3 5 34 19 22 53
4 Doncaster Rovers 27 15 4 8 46 34 15 9 3 3 28 17 12 6 1 5 18 17 12 49
5 Portsmouth 28 14 6 8 45 27 16 6 4 6 22 16 12 8 2 2 23 11 18 48
6 Sunderland 28 12 11 5 42 24 14 5 5 4 18 16 14 7 6 1 24 8 18 47
7 Accrington Stanley 27 13 7 7 39 28 14 7 4 3 18 10 13 6 3 4 21 18 11 46
8 Oxford United 27 13 5 9 43 34 12 7 2 3 19 11 15 6 3 6 24 23 9 44
9 Charlton Athletic 29 12 8 9 44 39 13 4 4 5 23 24 16 8 4 4 21 15 5 44
10 Plymouth Argyle 29 11 9 9 39 43 15 8 4 3 23 19 14 3 5 6 16 24 -4 42
11 Milton Keynes Dons 29 11 8 10 42 36 14 5 6 3 23 18 15 6 2 7 19 18 6 41
12 Ipswich Town 27 12 5 10 30 27 16 8 2 6 16 14 11 4 3 4 14 13 3 41
13 Blackpool 26 12 4 10 30 26 11 7 1 3 14 10 15 5 3 7 16 16 4 40
14 Crewe Alexandra 29 11 7 11 37 37 14 7 4 3 22 14 15 4 3 8 15 23 0 40
15 Gillingham 29 12 4 13 38 40 16 6 2 8 19 23 13 6 2 5 19 17 -2 40
16 Fleetwood Town 29 9 9 11 33 26 15 6 6 3 20 10 14 3 3 8 13 16 7 36
17 Shrewsbury Town 26 8 10 8 27 29 12 3 5 4 15 15 14 5 5 4 12 14 -2 34
18 Rochdale 29 6 9 14 41 55 15 1 7 7 17 31 14 5 2 7 24 24 -14 27
19 Bristol Rovers 28 7 6 15 27 46 13 4 1 8 14 21 15 3 5 7 13 25 -19 27
20 Swindon Town 29 8 3 18 34 54 16 6 1 9 17 24 13 2 2 9 17 30 -20 27
21 AFC Wimbledon 27 6 7 14 29 50 11 2 2 7 14 23 16 4 5 7 15 27 -21 25
22 Northampton Town 29 6 7 16 23 47 14 3 3 8 8 20 15 3 4 8 15 27 -24 25
23 Wigan Athletic 29 6 6 17 29 56 15 2 4 9 15 34 14 4 2 8 14 22 -27 24
24 Burton Albion 27 5 7 15 32 54 14 3 2 9 18 31 13 2 5 6 14 23 -22 22

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The English Football League One (usually referred to as League One) is the third highest division in English football. The League One league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Three teams are promoted and four relegated.