Ipswich Vs Crewe Alexandra - Match Preview

Last updated : 16 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Ipswich Town v Crewe Alexandra fixture

Ipswich Town play host to Crewe Alexandra at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 4 games played, Tractor Boys have recorded 2 wins, and Crewe Alex. have come away with 1 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Ipswich Town was just over four years ago, in November 1999, the Tractor Boys carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 16 AugCrewe Alex.1 - 0Ipswich TownLD1
2001/2002Tue 09 OctCrewe Alex.2 - 3Ipswich TownLC
1999/2000Sat 19 FebCrewe Alex.1 - 2Ipswich TownLD1
1999/2000Sat 27 NovIpswich Town2-1Crewe Alex.LD1
1999/2000Tue 21 SepIpswich Town1 - 1Crewe Alex.LC
1999/2000Tue 14 SepCrewe Alex.2 - 1Ipswich TownLC
1998/1999Sat 24 AprIpswich Town1 - 2Crewe Alex.LD1

Recent respective form guides

Ipswich Town have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 12 to 10.

Crewe Alex. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the The Railwaymen have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Ipswich Town's total of 43 points from their 27 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Nationwide League Division One. Crewe Alex.'s 39 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town6222778
Crewe Alex.6222878

ITFM prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Tractor Boys's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Crewe Alex.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Ipswich Town13 games since last home draw.
Crewe Alex.Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.