FM Preview: Crawley Town v Newport County 16 Oct 2010

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History of the Crawley Town v Newport County fixture

Crawley Town play host to Newport County at Broadfield Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, beating their opponents 1 times from 7 games.

The last time the two teams met at Crawley Town was back in April 2004, over five years ago, with Newport Co. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Reds in a (Southern) Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Mon 26 AprCrawley Town1-2Newport Co.SPL
2003/2004Sat 13 SepNewport Co.1 - 2Crawley TownSPL
2002/2003Sat 12 AprNewport Co.3 - 3Crawley TownSPL
2002/2003Sat 07 SepCrawley Town2 - 0Newport Co.SPL
2001/2002Sat 13 AprNewport Co.1 - 1Crawley TownSPL
2001/2002Sat 23 FebCrawley Town0 - 1Newport Co.SPL
2000/2001Sat 05 MayCrawley Town1 - 2Newport Co.SPL

Recent respective form guides

Crawley Town are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Reds, with 4 goals against.

The Exiles have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Exiles's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Crawley Town are leading the way in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, with their 15 games giving them a return of 33 points. Newport Co. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 27 points from 15 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crawley Town641110513
Newport Co.641113713

FootyMad's prediction ...

Reds are in a rich vein of form at home as of late, but the one that FootyMad has marked this down as one of their banker draws, taking into account the quality of the opposition. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Crawley Town Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Newport Co. 5 games since last away draw.