Current form take puts Crawley Town sixth
After the thrilling 3-2 away win over relegation rivals Colchester at the weekend the signs that Crawley can stay up appear very promising, especially after Opta-powered fantasy football game www.oulala.com took a detailed look at the current form of the bottom five teams who are all scraping for survival.
The Red Devils have enjoyed 3 wins and a draw from their last 6 games. Their win rate of 50% is more the form of promotion candidates than that of a side threatened by relegation. Their recent form puts them 6th in the overall form league table, only behind the likes of Championship hopefuls Barnsley, Preston and Bristol City, and well ahead of all of the teams that surround them at the bottom of the overall table.
With 12 goals in their last 6 games, Crawley sit second highest scorers behind only Preston (16) in the recent goal scoring table. With 4 goals in his last 6 games and joint fifth top scorer overall with 14 in total, more goals from striker Izale McLeod will be vital in the teams push for survival.
As the side with the second most goals conceded overall this season (62), things appear to have tightened up at the back after only conceding 8 recently, a rate of 1.33 goals per game, reduced from 1.8 goals conceded per game in their first 30 matches. Of the teams battling Crawley at the bottom, only Leyton Orient's defence has been tighter recently with just 6 goals conceded.
The stats clearly show that Crawley are outperforming all of the teams around them in every key area and with just 10 games remaining, the momentum is definitely with the Red Devils in their push for survival.