For our Crawley vs Mansfield prediction, we’re opting for a 2-0 away victory for Nigel Clough’s men.
After sharing the spoils with Newport County in their last league match, Crawley Town will look to return to winning ways when they host Mansfield Town at their People’s Pension Stadium this weekend. The Red Devils have failed to win their previous four home fixtures in the League Two. A man to watch in the home team will be Ghana international Kwesi Appiah, who has been in a fine form of late.
The Yellows, on the other hand, failed to extend their winning run to four games on Tuesday evening, with Sutton United putting an end to their winning streak. Mansfield Town midfielder George Lapslie is pushing for a start, while Nathaniel Bowery should continue to lead the line for the visitors.
Crawley Town and Mansfield Town are next to each other in the league table but it is their recent form that differs a lot. The hosts have lost six of their last seven home fixtures, while the visiting Stags have three wins in the same period. While Crawley have not lost to their rivals in their last five home fixtures, we are backing an away win given the home side's form.
The last four duels in this fixture have the common denominator of just one side hitting the back of the net. Interestingly, seven of the nine meetings between Crawley and Mansfield have not seen both sides getting on the scoreboard.
A look at their last six head to head clashes dating back to May 2018 shows that Crawley Town have won two of these games six games, whilst Mansfield Town have only won one, with the tally of drawn results being three.
A combined total of 11 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 6 from The Red Devils and 5 belonging to The Stags. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83. The previous league fixture featuring these sides was a League Two match in March 2021 when it ended Crawley Town 1-0 Mansfield Town.
For our Crawley vs Mansfield prediction, we’re opting for both teams NOT to score.