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Crawley vs Grimsby Prediction, Tips & Stats

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        Last updated 20/05/2024

        Crawley vs Grimsby Prediction, Tips & Stats

        The curtain closes on the League Two season this Saturday, and the stakes couldn't be higher for Crawley Town as they host Grimsby Town. While Crawley desperately scrambles for a playoff spot, Grimsby, already safe from relegation, aims to play spoiler and end their season on a positive note.

        Crawley's playoff hopes hinge on a precarious balance between their own performance and the results of other teams.

        Currently sitting in eighth place, they trail Barrow by a single point and are three points behind Crewe Alexandra and Doncaster Rovers. This scenario means Crawley must win on Saturday, but their fate also rests on their competitors dropping points.

        However, recent form does little to inspire confidence. Crawley has stumbled through their last four matches, failing to secure a single victory.

        This inconsistency has pushed them down the table and placed them in a precarious position. A dramatic 91st-minute equalizer from Klaidi Lolos against Sutton United in their last outing salvaged a point and kept their playoff aspirations alive.

        Facing Crawley this weekend are a Grimsby Town side with a contrasting objective: freedom. Mathematically safe from relegation, they enter the match with a weight lifted from their shoulders. This lack of pressure could translate into a more expressive performance, a prospect Crawley needs to be wary of.

        David Artell's Grimsby has found a spark in recent weeks, losing only twice in their last six matches. This impressive run includes three victories, all of which saw them keep clean sheets, highlighting a newfound defensive solidity.

        Their most recent outing against Swindon Town saw them secure a convincing 2-0 victory with goals from Liam Smith and Donovan Wilson. This newfound confidence could see Grimsby pull off a surprise result at Crawley's expense.

        The Crawley faithful will undoubtedly be glued to their screens, monitoring not only their own match but also the results of the other playoff contenders. A win for Crawley is a non-negotiable first step, but their fate ultimately lies in the hands of other teams.

        For Grimsby, the pressure is off, allowing them to approach the game with a sense of freedom and a chance to spoil Crawley's playoff dreams while ending their own season on a high note.

        This final-day encounter promises to be a tense affair, with both sides seeking contrasting objectives but sharing the desire to end the season on a positive note

        Crawley Team News

        With a clean bill of health across the squad, Scott Lindsey has a wealth of options at his disposal when finalizing Crawley's starting lineup for this crucial weekend clash. Liam Kelly is a near-certainty to keep his midfield berth, his box-to-box dynamism potentially proving pivotal in propelling the team towards the playoffs.

        Grimsby Team News

        Anthony Glennon has rejoined training and could be an option for selection this weekend. However, Arthur Gnahoua's recovery from injury is likely to keep him sidelined. Unfortunately, Danny Rose's season has been cut short due to an injury sustained against Crewe.