Head2Head & Team News - Crewe Alexandra

Last updated : 21 November 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crewe Alexandra v Rotherham United fixture

Rotherham face a trip to Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 35 games played, The Millers have recorded 11 wins, and Crewe have come away with 17 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2009, with Rotherham inflicting a narrow 3-2 defeat upon the Railwaymen in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010 Sat 01 May Rotherham U. 0 - 0 Crewe Alex. LGE2
2009/2010 Sat 03 Oct Crewe Alex. 2 - 3 Rotherham U. LGE2
2006/2007 Sat 24 Mar Crewe Alex. 1 - 0 Rotherham U. LGE1
2006/2007 Sat 28 Oct Rotherham U. 5 - 1 Crewe Alex. LGE1
2004/2005 Sat 22 Jan Crewe Alex. 1 - 1 Rotherham U. CHMP
2004/2005 Tue 28 Sep Rotherham U. 2 - 3 Crewe Alex. CHMP
2003/2004 Sat 03 Apr Crewe Alex. 0 - 0 Rotherham U. CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crewe Alexandra have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 12 goals have been scored by The Railwaymen in those games, with 8 conceded.

The Millers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. They have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 9 against.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides: P W D L F A P
Crewe Alex. 6 2 0 4 10 11 6
Rotherham U. 6 1 2 3 5 11 5

Team News...
Crewe boss Dario Gradi must do without key man Calvin Zola through injury.

Matt Mitchell-King, AJ Smith and Carl Martin are also absent for the home side.

Ronnie Moore welcomes back Danny Coid for the Millers after the loanee missed the midweek cup game at York City. Ryan Cresswell is doubtful and Moore could also make changes to his midfield, with Danny Harrison or Jason Taylor coming back into the starting eleven.

Tom Pope is struggling with a virus whilst Jamie Annerson may continue in goal after the birth of Andy Warrington's child this week.

MillersMAD's prediction ...
Away win

Sequence statistics:
Crewe Alex. Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Rotherham U. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.