FM Preview: Mansfield Town v Crawley Town 30 Oct 2010

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History of the Mansfield Town v Crawley Town fixture

Mansfield Town prepare to entertain Crawley Town at Field Mill on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Stags have drawn both of the previous games against their opponents, however.

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

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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.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Mansfield Town61235105
Crawley Town641111613

FootyMad's prediction ...

Mansfield Town are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Crawley Town running out comfortable winners. Away win

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