Crewe Alexandra vs Bradford City Match Analysis & Prediction
03/05/2023 9:45 pm
Crewe Alexandra play hots to Bradford City in their final home League Two match of the season on Wednesday night.
In the last remaining game in hand before the league’s finale next Monday, there is still a lot on the line for the visitors, who will confirm their place in the League Two playoffs if they avoid defeat in this one.
Despite being safe from relegation, Crewe have continued to show fantastic from at home, and no signs of complacency or taking it easy have snuck in.
Their last six matches on home soil have brought about 16 points, with the only dropped points in that time coming surprisingly against already-relegated Rochdale.
Crewe have won 36 of their 54 points this season at home, so they will be glad to be among familiar surroundings again after a win against Swindon Town here on Saturday.
Six defeats from seven on the road show the difference in fortunes away from home, but with a chance of moving into the top half from 16th with two positive results to finish the season could provide encouragement.
Bradford’s sights might still be set a little higher than just a playoff spot, given the luxury of having a game in hand on the rest of the league.
Romoney Critchlow-Noble’s 94th-minute winner against Northampton Town at the weekend has kept alive slim hopes that they could go up automatically at Northampton’s expense.
The result means Northampton will go into the final game on 80 points, while Bradford have 75, but still with two games remaining.
Stockport County are also in the mix so needing two wins and more than one other result to go their way means it is an unlikely scenario to go in Bradford’s favour.
However, having two matches to claim the one point needed for a playoff spot should not be too much of a difficult task, especially for a side who have lost just two of their last 20 league games.
Crewe Alexandra vs. Bradford City Head to head
In the 30 previous meetings between these two teams across all competitions, Crewe have claimed 10 victories while Bradford have won 15, and they have drawn in five. Bradford have scored 45 goals and conceded 38 in the process.
03/05/2015Crewe Alexandra0Bradford City1League One
14/11/2015Bradford City2Crewe Alexandra0League One
28/03/2016Crewe Alexandra0Bradford City1League One
31/08/2019Crewe Alexandra2Bradford City1League Two
27/08/2022Bradford City0Crewe Alexandra0League Two
Crewe Alexandra Team News
Eighteen-year-old goalkeeper Tom Young made his debut for Crewe in goal in the win over Swindon and should retain his place.
The fitness of Rio Adebisi will be monitored as the club hope he can return before the end of the season, while Charlie Finney went off early at the weekend so is a doubt.
Crewe Alexandra's Last 5 Matches
10/04/2023Colchester United4Crewe Alexandra0League Two
15/04/2023Crewe Alexandra2Walsall0League Two
22/04/2023Leyton Orient2Crewe Alexandra0League Two
25/04/2023Grimsby Town2Crewe Alexandra0League Two
29/04/2023Crewe Alexandra2Swindon Town1League Two
Bradford City Team News
Hughes picked an unchanged Bradford side for the win over Northampton, but they did welcome back Adam Clayton after six matches out with a hamstring injury.
The ever-present Andy Cook scored on Saturday and assisted the winner, and he is set to be named League Two top scorer through his excellent tally of 27 goals this season.
Bradford City's Last 5 Matches
10/04/2023Bradford City3Sutton United1League Two
15/04/2023Rochdale0Bradford City3League Two
18/04/2023Swindon Town1Bradford City0League Two
22/04/2023Bradford City2Gillingham2League Two
29/04/2023Northampton Town1Bradford City2League Two
Crewe Alexandra vs. Bradford City: Odds and Predictions
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