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YEOVIL TOWN PREVIEW

11 April 2019

SCENE SETTER

The importance of this game for both sides can't be underestimated. Reds have lost their last five and are now only six points ahead of the bottom two, with five games to go. Yeovil's form is only slightly better after they scored a late equaliser at Swindon last Saturday and drew 1-1. A win for the Glovers would halve the gap between the teams and drag Reds into a relegation battle. 

THE HISTORY

The good news is that Reds have won the last three games, including a first ever triumph at Huish Park in January 2017. Mark Randall and Thomas Verhedyt netted after Yeovil had two players sent off in the first half and the teams came off for 15 minutes in the second period when a drone started buzzing the ground.

 

When we played Yeovil at home this season (above) goals from Ollie Palmer and Ashley Nathaniel-George sealed a 2-0 win, although the visitors had some good chances of their own.

A full review of our previous meetings can be found here

OPPOSITION VIEW

Yeovil's caretaker boss Neale Marmon believes the draw at Swindon could be a turning point in their season, even though Macclesfield's win on Tuesday pushed them into the bottom two. He said: “I think that for our morale it was a massive result. I’ve seen with the fans too, their faces are smiling and with the noise afterwards I think they’ll get behind us on Saturday (against Crawley). 

TEAM NEWS

Some good news for Reds with the return to fitness of Luke Gambin, Matty Willock, Josh Doherty while Ibrahim Meite is available after suspension. Josh Payne and Jimmy Smith are the only absentees. 

THE MATCH OFFICIALS

Ben Toner is in charge on Saturday. If you are looking for a good omen, his last Reds game was the 2-2 draw at Mansfield on the final day of last season. The bad news is that his six previous Crawley appointments all ended in defeat for Crawley. You can find out more about the match officials here

HOW THEY BET*

Crawley win: 17/10

Draw: 2/1

Yeovil win: 13/8

*Odds correct with EFL partners Sky Bet at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly. 

TICKET INFORMATION

Our advice is to buy in advance from the club as matchday prices increase by £3. You can purchase from the Box Office before 4pm on Friday. More information here

COVERAGE

The game will be available for UK subscribers of iFollow from 2.55pm with live commentary from BBC Sussex & Surrey Sport's Gary Smith.

You must be a subscriber to listen (UK) to this service. You can subscribe here. Overseas users can also watch the action live.

There will also be coverage across our social media channels throughout the afternoon. @crawleytown on Twitter, Crawley Town FC on Facebook and crawley_town_fc on Instagram followed by post-match reaction and a match report.

COME ON YOU REDS!


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