FM Preview: Mansfield Town v Crawley Town 30 Oct 2010

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History of the Mansfield Town v Crawley Town fixture

Crawley Town face a trip to Mansfield Town at Field Mill on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Both of the previous encounters have resulted in a drawn game.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2009, as they swept to an impressive 4 - 0 win in a (Conference) Premier match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 14 NovCrawley Town0 - 2Mansfield TownCONF
2009/2010Sat 08 AugMansfield Town4 - 0Crawley TownCONF
2008/2009Sat 17 JanMansfield Town1 - 0Crawley TownCONF
2008/2009Sat 13 SepCrawley Town2 - 1Mansfield TownCONF

Recent respective form guides

Mansfield Town have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Stags in those games, with 7 conceded.

The Reds have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Reds, and 6 goals against.

Mansfield Town lie just outside the playoff positions in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, picking up 24 points from their 16 games so far. Crawley Town are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 33 points from 16 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Mansfield Town61235105
Crawley Town641111613

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 Mansfield Town. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Mansfield Town Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Crawley Town Undefeated in last 4 away games.