FM Preview: Barrow v Crawley Town 09 Oct 2010

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History of the Barrow v Crawley Town fixture

Crawley Town face a trip to Barrow at Holker Street Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. The two previous games have resulted in one drawn game and one defeat for the Reds.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2010, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4 - 1 thriller, in a (Conference) Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Thu 15 AprBarrow4 - 1Crawley TownCONF
2009/2010Sat 10 OctCrawley Town0 - 1BarrowCONF
2008/2009Sat 18 AprBarrow3 - 3Crawley TownCONF
2008/2009Sat 11 OctCrawley Town4 - 0BarrowCONF

Recent respective form guides

Barrow have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 4 conceded.

The Reds have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The Reds have managed to tuck away 10 goals in this period, and concede just the 3.

Barrow find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 14 points from their 14 matches. Crawley Town are leading the way in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, with their 14 games giving them a return of 32 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Crawley Town are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Barrow. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Barrow Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Crawley Town 7 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.