Crawley Town vs Northampton
England – League 2
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Broadfield Stadium (Crawley).
Crawley have been dropping points rapidly, and are edging closer and closer to the bottom of the ladder. With Northampton faring well in their previous trips to Broadfield Stadium as well, a change in fortune seems unlikely for the hosts this week.
Crawley Town vs Northampton Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash ended as a 2-2 draw.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their past five meetings.
- Two of their last five games have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- A stalemate has occurred just once in their previous five clashes.
- Northampton have registered the win thrice in their past seven fixtures. (W-3, D-2, L-2)
Crawley Town vs Northampton Prediction
Crawley made a swift return to losing ways last week on the road after Oldham mustered a comeback to post a 2-1 scoreline. Despite heading into the break with a one-goal advantage, the hosts failed to keep their foes at bay, post the restart and went on to concede two quick goals in a span of ten minutes.
It is also worth mentioning that Crawley are now without a win in their past six games in all competitions. Currently, the home side are sitting eighteenth on the ladder, with a colossal twelve gap separating them from their foes for the weekend.
Meanwhile, Northampton are on a two-match unbeaten streak. Their last clash on the road saw them hold Mansfield to a 1-1 draw. Prior to this, they took down Forest Green at home with a 1-0 scorecard.
The visitors have stumbled just once in their past nine games in the league as well, garnering twenty points from a possible twenty-seven. Furthermore, the guests have admitted defeat in just one of their past four outings in League two.
In sharp contrast, Crawley have not had a taste of success in any of their League two clashes at home since mid-October.
Taking into account that the visitors have also been securing the bragging rights in their past two visits here, Crawley’s chances of coming out on top are certainly looking bleak.
However, the visiting contingent have shared the spoils four times already on the road. Considering that the reverse fixture of this matchup also ended as a tie, the safest punt would have to be a double chance.
Additionally, there was certainly no dearth of goals when they met at Sixfields Stadium Stadium two months ago. Both teams scored two goals apiece, and Northampton would have added a third as well, had Chris Line not missed from the spot.
Moreover, thirteen of the thirty-two goals for Northampton this season have come from their fixtures on the road. As such, expect over 2.5 goals on the scorecards in this one.
Crawley Town vs Northampton Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Northampton @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).