Broadfield Stadium is the venue for Crawley versus Tranmere on Saturday and we should witness an extremely close tie. Last season’s meetings between the two sides saw the home side come out on top by just a goal.
The Red Devils have had a very up and down season so far, with consistency being a struggle. Crawley sit in 10th place after winning three games, drawing two and losing two, with the main cause of these results being their leaky defence and free flowing attack. They actually have the third best home record in the league, and all three of their victories have occurred at Broadfield, so confidence will be high ahead of the weekend.
Last time out, they dominated Newport County in a 4-1 victory. Crawley’s left hand side had a field day, Adam Campbell starred, scoring twice, and assisting once from a left wing role, whilst left wing back, Nick Tsaroulla, scored and assisted. The duo will be hoping to combine to this effect once again on Saturday.
Unfortunately for Tranmere, their season couldn’t have really got off to a worse start. The Rovers have played seven games so far and have lost six of them. This puts them In 22nd place and they are in desperate need of a win which they hope will change their fortunes and act as a catalyst for development.
Last weekend, they were absolutely dominated on the road to Colchester, the following opposition stats will provide context to the performance: 30 attempts at goal, 12 shots on target, 11 corners and nine big chances created with only 50% possession. Ian Dawes needs to change his approach to the game otherwise we could witness another embarrassing performance.
Crawley will have been confident that they can beat Tranmere weeks ago, but the Rover’s performance last week will only increase their confidence and encouragement. The visitors need a drastic change of plan if they are to put up a fight.
The final prediction is Crawley 3-1 Tranmere.