As we travel northwards to face a Crewe side that has struggled so far this season, Matt Peck brings us some stats from previous visits to Gresty Road. With Crewe losing four of their first five fixtures, Oxford will be hopeful of earning their first victory at Crewe in fifteen years.
Oxford: LDWWD (8pts)
Crewe: LLLLW (3pts)
Times played (at Crewe): 7
Last league Result (At Crewe): (25 September 2009)
Crewe 1 v 1 Oxford
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Crewe and Oxford went for 30 years without playing each other, between 1964 and 1994. The two then met in 4 seasons throughout the 1990s before Oxford’s steady decline meant they were not to meet again until Oxfords return to the Football League in the 2010/2011 season.
The last time Oxford won at Crewe was in 1996. A 1-2 victory kept up Oxfords push for automatic promotion.
Collective bookmaker’s odds make Crewe marginal favourites to win on 37.5%, with Oxford’s chance of winning at 35%.
Crewe and Oxford have endured different starts to the season. Crewe have struggled, collecting 1 win from 5 attempts, and are laying 22nd. Oxford are unbeaten in the league since their opening day defeat, collecting 2 wins and 2 draws. Currently in 9th, they will be eyeing an early berth in the play off places.