Tranmere vs Crewe
English League Two
Date: Friday, 8 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Prenton Park (Tranmere).
Tranmere broke into the top-seven in the League Tow standings thanks to a streak of three straight wins in the competition. The Super White Army still have a mountain to climb to secure a place in the promotional play-offs in the post-season. Nevertheless, we have to praise the magnificent work the head coach Micky Mellon did on improving his team’s defensive line.
Rovers shipped only one goal in last four league affairs and they kept their net untouched in a super-important 0-1 victory over direct rivals Exeter City last weekend on the road. Tranmere have thus done well without being prolific in the final third as they notched just four goals in last five league matches.
Can the hosts maintain the winning streak on Friday evening when they take on bottom-half Crewe Alexandra at Prenton Park?
Tranmere vs Crewe: Head-to-head
Teams have 10 wins apiece coming into 24th head to head encounter.
They met each other twice this season and Crewe Alexancdra came on top on both occasions netting seven goals in total.
The Railwaymen clinched a 3-4 victory in the EFL Trophy tie, while they took a 3-2 victory in the first half of the season in League Two.
Tranmere vs Crewe: Prediction
The hosts should really have a nice chance to bring the negative H2H trend to an end here as they enter this fixture as clear form favourites. Crewe lost last two league fixtures to Exeter City and Northampton Town, both on the home patch.
The Railwaymen generally struggled badly to pick up results on travels this season. They have a poor away record of 2 wins, 5 draws and 10 defeats in 17 outings on the road in this term. It’s hard to see such record improved here at Prenton Park where Rovers won 10, drew 4 and lost 3 of 17 ties this season (22-9 goal difference).
Tranmere’s rock-solid defense should make the difference and we have to recognize the value in backing the home win pick at the odds of 2.45.
Tranmere vs Crewe: Bet Tips
Tranmere to win @ 2.45 (29/20)
Tranmere to keep a clean sheet @ 3.40 (12/5).