grimsby town, ‘Worst possible time’ – Crawley Town vs Grimsby Town prediction: The72

‘Worst possible time’ – Crawley Town vs Grimsby Town prediction: The72

The72’s writers offer their Crawley Town vs Grimsby Town prediction ahead of the League Two clash on Saturday.

Crawley Town need to win against Grimsby Town this weekend and hope Doncaster Rovers, Crewe Alexandra or Barrow drop points to get into the play-offs. The Red Devils are sat in 8th place in the table.

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They are a point outside the top seven. Bradford City are also breathing down their neck in 9th position.

Scott Lindsey’s side drew 2-2 away at relegation battling Sutton United last time out. Klaidi Lolos scored a last-gasp equaliser for them against the U’s.

As for Grimsby Town, they have booked their place in League Two again for next season. They won 2-0 at home to Swindon Town last Saturday.

Cheltenham Town loan man Liam Smith and striker Donovan Wilson got their goals against the Robins. The Mariners are safe now and have nothing to play for.

David Artell will be keeping one eye on the summer with a busy few months expected at Blundell Park with both comings and goings anticipated. They could leapfrog Salford City and finish 20th if they win this weekend.

Here, a handful of our writers make their predictions for the game…

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Harry Mail

Crawley Town need to get their job done this weekend. If they do, it is likely that one of Doncaster Rovers, Crewe Alexandra or Barrow could drop points.

“The Red Devils’ form has started to stutter at the worst possible time. They are winless in their last four league games which has seen them slip out of the play-offs.

Grimsby Town are safe and will be pleased that they aren’t needing to go to Broadfield Stadium this Saturday and have to win to stay up. They can afford to relax and potentially play some fringe players and youngsters.

David Artell’s side have won one in their last nine away matches and I think they could lose here as well.”

Crawley Town vs Grimsby Town prediction: 2-1

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James Ray

Crawley Town are the ones with everything to play for here so you have to think they’ll be able to get the result they need. It still might not be enough to get in the play-offs though.

“That said, the pressure being off Grimsby Town and all on the hosts makes for an interesting dynamic. It’s one that Lindsey will have to carefully manage.

“I do think the hosts will claim the victory they need given Grimsby’s position and struggles on the road.

“Whether it’s enough to break into the play-offs though, other results will decide.”

Crawley Town vs Grimsby Town prediction: 3-1

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