Crewe Alexandra host Preston NE in the 23rd round in League One.
Home team stand in the relegation zone and they desperately need points. After serie of bad results, Crewe have improved their performance and won the last two matches.
The main problem in home side is their defence. They have one of the worst defences in League One. On the other side, their attack is also one of the worst.
For this match they will be without few important players.
Adam Dugdale (17/1 d), George Ray (20/1 m), Chris Atkinson (10/0 m), Brad Inman (14/1 m), their second top scorer Billy Waters (14/2 m), Ryan Colclough (0/0 f) and Lauri Dalla Valle (0/0 f) are all out, while Jon Guthrie is (13/0 d) doubtful.
The visitors are near top of the table and their main goal is to promote in Championship. Preston have one of the best defences in league. In the last five league matches they conceded only one goal.
On the other side they have very good attack. Problem for the visitors could be the absence their top scorer Joe Garner (18/11 f). Jordan Hugill (3/0 f) is also out, while Scott Wiseman (12/2 d) and Kyel Reid (10/0 m) are both doubtful.
Preston is a favorite to win this match. It won’t be an easy game for them, but I believe that they will find the way to take all three points.
Crewe vs Preston Betting Tip: 2 @ 1.73 (Bet365)