League One duel: Close contest expected between Crewe Alexandra and Oxford United

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Competition: England League One
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Alexandra Stadium

Getting closer to the top teams is at stake when these two mid-table clubs battle it out. Both will be aiming to improve their league table standing, Crewe Alexandra in 14th and Oxford United in 12th place.

Insights:
  • Crewe Alexandra have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Oxford United have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

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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 9 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats. Two defeats in a row at home hurts for Alexandra, their manager D. Artell and the supporters. There are certain expectations for improvement.

A good away victory last time out for Crewe Alexandra, who won 2-0 against Milton Keynes Dons (placed 13th). Ahead of that match, Alexandra lost 1-2 at home to Hull City.

This is expected to be a close game, with Alexandra perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Crewe Alexandra as a small favourite), we find twelve games. Crewe Alexandra has won three of these, drawn five and lost four.

The match schedule is unforgiving for Alexandra as they have a new game in only three days, a League One match thankfully also at home. Portsmouth are visiting.

Alexandra has scored 28 league goals at home this season, in 19 matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. On the other hand, Alexandra have conceded 21 goals.

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Oxford United form and stats

As the visiting team in League One matches, Oxford United have produced an overall stat of 7-4-9 so far. Three might be a magic number, but there's been little wizardry in Oxford United's last three away games as they have all been lost.

Oxford failed to get anything from their last game, a League One home match vs Accrington Stanley (placed 11th) that ended with defeat 1-2. A 1-3 defeat away at Sunderland before that.

Oxford goalkeeper Jack Stevens had a great day against Accrington Stanley, but despite making eight saves the loss could not be avoided.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found seven similar matches played by Oxford in our archives, and the results are: four wins for Oxford United, one draw and two defeats.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Shrewsbury Town in just three days.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Oxford United have scored 28 goals in 20 league games away. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Defensive performances away have varied in quality as Oxford have conceded 31 goals on the road. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Oxford United - Crewe Alexandra 0-2 entered in the official records. Numbers for the last five meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Alexandra, one draw and one win for Oxford United. Over 2,5 goals: two times; under 2,5 goals: three games.

Top Goalscorers

Oxford UnitedM. Taylor
M. Taylor
14 goals
AlexandraM. Mandron
M. Mandron
9 goals
Oxford UnitedO. Shodipo
O. Shodipo
9 goals

Crewe Alexandra missing players

Oxford United missing players

Crewe Alexandra Oxford United
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
38 19 6 Played P 6 20 39
15 9 4 Won W 2 7 16
9 5 1 Drew D 1 4 8
14 5 1 Lost L 3 9 15
47 28 8 Scored S 11 28 53
48 21 3 Conceded C 12 31 48
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 90% 87%
76% 84% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 85% 79%
39% 42% 17% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 45% 44%
16% 16% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 35% 26%
13% 11% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 25% 15%
50% 53% 33% BTTS BTTS 83% 55% 46%
24% 26% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 15% 28%
26% 21% 17% Failed to Score F T 17% 40% 38%
 
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 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.3 1.7 1.8
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 2 2
 
10.8 12.7 12.5 Shots (avg) S ( 16.8 13.3 12.8
4.2 4.4 4.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.2 4.6 4.4
30% 33% 32% Goal Efficiency G E 35% 30% 31%
Key stats in League One this season:
  • Crewe Alexandra have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Crewe Alexandra haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Oxford United have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Hull City 40 23 7 10 68 32 20 12 3 5 25 10 20 11 4 5 43 22 36 76
2 Peterborough United 39 22 7 10 67 38 19 14 3 2 44 15 20 8 4 8 23 23 29 73
3 Sunderland 38 19 14 5 59 29 19 9 6 4 27 18 19 10 8 1 32 11 30 71
4 Portsmouth 38 19 7 12 56 40 20 8 5 7 27 21 18 11 2 5 29 19 16 64
5 Blackpool 37 18 9 10 50 33 18 9 6 3 26 17 19 9 3 7 24 16 17 63
6 Lincoln City 37 18 8 11 55 40 19 8 3 8 28 26 18 10 5 3 27 14 15 62
7 Charlton Athletic 38 16 11 11 55 50 18 6 5 7 30 33 20 10 6 4 25 17 5 59
8 Ipswich Town 38 17 8 13 41 38 20 11 3 6 22 17 18 6 5 7 19 21 3 59
9 Gillingham 40 17 7 16 56 54 20 9 3 8 28 28 20 8 4 8 28 26 2 58
10 Doncaster Rovers 37 17 6 14 54 48 19 11 4 4 32 20 18 6 2 10 22 28 6 57
11 Accrington Stanley 38 16 9 13 51 52 19 9 5 5 24 16 19 7 4 8 27 36 -1 57
12 Oxford United 39 16 8 15 53 48 19 9 4 6 25 17 20 7 4 9 28 31 5 56
13 Milton Keynes Dons 39 15 9 15 55 54 20 8 7 5 30 25 19 7 2 10 25 29 1 54
14 Crewe Alexandra 38 15 9 14 47 48 19 9 5 5 28 21 19 6 4 9 19 27 -1 54
15 Fleetwood Town 39 14 11 14 42 33 20 8 7 5 24 14 19 6 4 9 18 19 9 53
16 Plymouth Argyle 40 14 10 16 50 63 20 11 4 5 30 27 20 3 6 11 20 36 -13 52
17 Shrewsbury Town 37 12 13 12 43 42 18 5 7 6 25 23 19 7 6 6 18 19 1 49
18 Burton Albion 38 12 9 17 48 62 19 6 2 11 25 37 19 6 7 6 23 25 -14 45
19 Northampton Town 40 10 9 21 33 57 20 7 4 9 16 22 20 3 5 12 17 35 -24 39
20 Swindon Town 39 11 4 24 45 69 20 7 1 12 21 32 19 4 3 12 24 37 -24 37
21 Bristol Rovers 40 10 7 23 39 63 20 7 2 11 23 28 20 3 5 12 16 35 -24 37
22 AFC Wimbledon 38 8 12 18 36 61 18 4 4 10 19 31 20 4 8 8 17 30 -25 36
23 Wigan Athletic 39 9 8 22 39 66 19 3 5 11 18 36 20 6 3 11 21 30 -27 35
24 Rochdale 38 7 12 19 47 69 19 1 9 9 20 38 19 6 3 10 27 31 -22 33

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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.