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Match Preview: Crewe v Wycombe

Match Preview: Crewe v Wycombe


Wycombe Wanderers travel to Crewe Alexandra on Saturday for their 19th league game of the season.


The league table currently shows Wycombe in 7th place with 28 points and Crewe in 9th spot with 25 points.

Crewe's Home Record........Won 3 - Drawn 3 - Lost 3 - Pts 12 (Rank 14)

Wycombe's Away Record....Won 4 - Drawn 4 - Lost 1 - Pts 16 (Rank 3)


With a pitch inspection planned for noon on Friday and no sign of a let up in the freezing weather conditions, it looks like this game will be off.

Having spoken to Crewe officials, Wycombe's club secretary Keith Allen told wwfc.com: "At this stage, the prospects of us playing on Saturday look remote. There is frost in the ground, snow lying on top of the pitch covers and more frost is anticipated, including Friday night. They are having a pitch inspection at lunchtime on Friday and they expect that the game will be postponed."

In the event of a miraculous thaw, the Blues will attempt to halt a run of two consecutive league defeats, while Crewe will attempt to overtake them in the table with a third win in four games.

Here are the stats - just in case......


Crewe's last five games (All Competitions)

FAC: Tamworth (A).........Lost 1-2

JPT: Carlisle A)...............Lost 1-3

LG2: Gillingham (A)........Won 3-1

LG2: Rotherham (H)........Lost 0-1

LG2: Morecambe (A).......Won 2-1



Wycombe's last five games (All Competitions)

JPT: Bristol Rovers (H)......Lost 3-6

LG2: Bradford City (H).....Won 1-0

LG2: Port Vale (A)............Lost 1-2

LG2: Torquay (H).............Lost 1-3

FAC: Chelmsford (H)........Won 3-1



Crewe Goal Stats (23 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)..........Lg: 37...Cups: 7...Total: 44

Goals Conceded (Total)......Lg: 25...Cups: 8...Total: 33

Goals Scored (Home).........Lg: 19...Cups: 1...Total: 20

Goals Conceded (Home).....Lg: 10...Cups: 1...Total: 11

Clean Sheets.....................Lg: 3.....Cups: 1...Total: 4



Wycombe Goal Stats (23 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)..........Lg: 27...Cups: 11...Total: 38

Goals Conceded (Total)......Lg: 21...Cups: 10...Total: 31

Goals Scored (Away).........Lg: 13....Cups: 4....Total: 17

Goals Conceded (Away).....Lg: 8.....Cups: 1.....Total: 9

Clean Sheets.....................Lg: 7.....Cups: 1.....Total: 8



Crewe's Top Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Clayton Donaldson...9 (inc 1 pen)

Shaun Miller.............8

Ashley Westwood.....5 (inc 1 pen)

Byron Moore............4

David Artell.............4

Joel Grant...............3

Luke Murphy...........3

Two other players have each scored two goals.

Two other players have each scored one goal.



Wycombe's Top Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Scott Rendell............8 (inc 4 pens)

Kevin Betsy..............6

Andy Sandell............5

Stuart Beavon..........4

Gareth Ainsworth......3

Matt Bloomfield.........3

Ben Strevens............3

Two other players have each scored two goals.

Two other players have each scored one goal.



Crewe Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Clayton Donaldson..27 on-target...29 off-target...1 against woodwork

Shaun Miller...........20 on-target...20 off-target...1 against woodwork

Ashley Westwood...17 on-target...15 off-target...1 against woodwork



Wycombe Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Kevin Betsy............13 on-target...24 off-target...1 against woodwork

Gareth Ainsworth....10 on-target...17 off-target...2 against woodwork

Andy Sandell...........12 on-target...10 off-target...1 against woodwork



Shooting (Club) - League Games Only

Crewe..........108 on target...93 off target...5 against w'work (Rank-6)

Wycombe.......71 on target...98 off target...8 against w'work (Rank-18)



League Form Guide

All Season


Crewe.............Pld: 18...W: 6...D: 7...L: 5...Pts: 25...Pts per game: 1.39

Wycombe........Pld: 18...W: 7...D: 7...L: 4...Pts: 28...Pts per game: 1.56



Last Five league Games

Crewe............LLWLW - 6 points (Rank-15)

Wycombe.......DWWLL - 7 points (Rank-12)



Last Five League Games (Home)

Crewe............DDWLL - 5 points (Rank-18)



Last Five League Games (Away)

Wycombe.....WWWWL - 12 points (Rank-2)



Against Top Half Opposition

Crewe..........Pld: 10....Pts: 10...Pts per game: 1.00....(Rank-11)

Wycombe.....Pld: 8......Pts: 8.....Pts per game: 1.00....(Rank-12)



Against Bottom Half Opposition

Crewe...........Pld: 8......Pts: 15...Pts per game: 1.87....(Rank-9)

Wycombe......Pld: 10....Pts: 20....Pts per game: 2.00....(Rank-4)



Previous Meetings

In 10 previous meetings there have been 5 wins for Crewe, 3 for Wycombe and 2 draws.

At Gresty Road there have been 4 wins for Crewe, 1 for Wycombe and 0 draws.

1993/94 Lg2: Crewe 2 Wycombe 1

1994/95 Lg1: Crewe 1 Wycombe 2

1995/06 Lg1: Crewe 2 Wycombe 0

1996/07 Lg1: Crewe 3 Wycombe 0

2002/03 Lg1: Crewe 4 Wycombe 2



The Man In The Middle

Saturday's referee is Michael Naylor from South Yorkshire who was promoted to the National List of Referees in 2010 and has never taken charge of a Wycombe game before. During the current campaign he's issued 0 red and 19 yellow cards in 10 games.



On this day in history - 4th December

Crewe.............Played 10...Won 5 - Drawn 3 - Lost 2

Wycombe........Played 4.....Won 1 - Drawn 1 - Lost 2



Prediction

Crewe 1 Wycombe 1




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Writer:Len
Date:Thursday December 2 2010
Time: 12:05PM

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