Grimsby made a positive start to the season but it has all been downhill for them since then and they are starting this weekend just outside of the drop zone. So they will be feeling the pressure to stop the rot as they play host to Crewe. Unfortunately for the Mariners, Crewe are running in some great form with back to back league wins under their belt and they haven’t been beaten this season either. Crewe’s strong form sees them go at 9/5 on their travels, making them underdogs, but appealing. Grimsby are 7/5 for a much-needed home win.
Football League Two – Blundell Park, Cleethorpes 2nd September – 16:00 UK Time
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Grimsby then are on a three match losing streak in League Two, which has been a disappointment after they had won their opening game of the season. They have shipped eight goals in their last three games which is a huge worry for them and it also means that they have lost both of their games at Blundell Park this season in the league, conceding five goals in those home defeats against Coventry and Wycombe.
Crew’s form has been standing up, even though they aren’t overpowering teams through a powerful attack. They have gone W2 D2 so far, winning their last two. Both of those wins were by a 1-0 scoreline only and they have scored just the five goals in their four games, which shows how well their defence has done with the Mariners having stayed unbeaten. They took a 1-0 win at Port Vale last weekend in what was their first away game of the season and will be looking to build on that against their out of form opponents.
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Grimsby have lost their last three on home soil against the Railwaymen and have conceded a total of nine goals in those three defeats. So they don’t have home form, which throws even more appeal at Crewe in this one. The Railwaymen scored a 2-0 win in this fixture last season and followed up with a 5-0 win at home over the Mariners. Crewe are on a six match winning streak in all competitions against Grimsby with clean sheets in five of those wins.
Top Betting Tips
It’s hard to figure out why Crew are such a big price going into this one as they look great value for the win. Grimsby are out of form, plus they have horrid form going against Crewe as well. With the strengths of Crewe showing up well this season, the visitors are value in the outright market but it may be worth pushing for Crewe to win to nil for extras at 4/1.