This is a top v bottom fixture in League Two on the weekend with Swindon having started off in such positive fashion with seven points on the board. So is this game looking a bit of a foregone conclusion? Probably. Crawley haven’t been close to getting themselves out of the early mire that they find themselves in at the foot of League Two and already they can feel the National League grabbing at their heels. They are in desperate need of a boost but it is hard to see an upset happening in this one. Crawley are a big 19/5 price at Betfred to win this one, with the Robins odds-on at 8/11.
It has been good stuff from the Robins with a W2 D1 record so far. The two wins happened out on the road as well. Their one home game so far saw them play out a good 1-1 draw with Exeter, the only other side level on points with them. There hasn’t been a great deal of goals from the Robins mind you, just the four in the three games and their 1-0 victory at Morecambe was their first clean sheet of the season. This will be their easiest game of the season so far though.
Crawley are already looking desperate after three straight defeats. To make this worse for them, their last two defeats have been against fellow strugglers Cheltenham and Chesterfield whose only three points so far ahead of this weekend’s game against yes, Crawley. So how are they supposed to handle the top side in the division in this fixture? The goals juts are not there from them, with only one scored in three games and they have lost their last two games by a 1-0 scoreline.
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If Crawley are looking for a boost somewhere then they can just look back to the 2014/15 season when they won both games against the Robins in League One. Crawley are actually unbeaten in their last five against Swindon now (W2 D3) but right now, Swindon are in the ascendancy in form and it’s hard to see Crawley sticking in there for a win. The limited head to head between these two overall completions is even at three wins each with four draws.
Top Betting Tips
Swindon have been efficient more than spectacular this season but that should be more than enough to beat out Crawley in this one. There is value enough in the 8/11 odds on the Robin to win this but you may as well push the boat out a bit and back them to win to nil on home soil against the bottom side in the league for an 9/4 price at bet365.