Crawley Town vs Northampton
English League Two
Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Broadfield Stadium (Crawley).
Whilst the rest of League One and League Two teams battled it out in the FA Cup last weekend, Crawley Town played their league tie against Crewe Alexandra on the occasion. They did well there, ending the three-loss thread in some fashion. The Reds destroyed the bottom-half rivals 3-0 on the home patch seven days ago.
Goals came from Josh Payne, Joe McNerney and Dannie Bulman in the absence of team’s top scorer Ollie Palmer. The Englishman was suspended on the occasion and he is expected to be back to the starting line-up here against Northampton Town. Palmer makes a deadly attacking pair together with Dominic Poleon and we expect this dup to shine on Saturday afternoon at Broadfield Stadium.
Crawley Town vs Northampton: Head-to-head
Teams have two wins each ahead of their fifth head to head meeting.
Crawley Town were more successful back in the 2011/12 campaign (1-0 and 3-1), while The Cobblers earned two separate 2-1 wins in the 2015/16 League Two season.
Crawley Town vs Northampton: Prediction
The visitors will come into this low on confidence. They are winless in last three league affairs. The head coach Keith Curle has a lot of work to do in order to fix team’s defensive holes as the Cobblers were particularly easy to break down of late. Northampton allowed seven goals in last there league outings. It will clearly be the music to the ears of Palmer and Poleon.
The value is enormous in backing the Reds to claim the spoils at the 3.50 odds here. Crawley have an impressive 6-2-2 record in ten home matches this season. They are averaging more than two goals per game at Broadfield Stadium this term which is why we have to back them to net two or more goals past the struggling defense of Northampton’s at the odds of 2.62 as well.
Crawley Town vs Northampton: Bet Tips
Crawley Town to win @ 3.50 (5/2)
Crawley Town Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.62 (13/8).