Middlesbrough vs Crewe Alexandra Match Info
Date: Tuesday August 13 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough vs Crewe Alexandra Head-To-Head Record
Last 2 matches
February 25 1998: Middlesbrough 1-0 Crewe Alexandra
October 18 1997: Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Middlesbrough
Total head-to-head matches played (all competitions): 4
Middlesbrough wins: 2
Crewe Alexandra wins: 1
Middlesbrough vs Crewe Alexandra Stats
- This is the second ever League Cup tie between these clubs, Middlesbrough having won the first 3-1 at home in 1961-62
- Their only league meetings took place in the Championship in 1997-98, when Middlesbrough were promoted
- Both teams have scored in all of Crewe’s last five League Cup ties
Middlesbrough vs Crewe Alexandra Match Preview
Jonathan Woodgate should register his first victory as a manager at the third attempt when Middlesbrough begin their 2019-20 Carabao Cup campaign against Crewe Alexandra.
The former England defender was appointed as replacement for Tony Pulis this summer in his first senior managerial role and has collected only one point from his opening two games.
Middlesbrough drew the very first match of the English season 3-3 away to Luton and then lost 1-0 at home to Brentford on Saturday to get their Championship promotion bid off to a fairly disappointing start.
But this tie should serve as a confidence-booster against a club from two divisions below, albeit Crewe have looked a significantly better team since Christmas than they did in the first half of last campaign.
The Alex lost their opener this term 3-0 at home to Plymouth, but that may have been no disgrace because the team who are managed by former Crewe striker Ryan Lowe are now favourites for promotion from League Two. Then David Artell’s side won 2-1 at Oldham on Saturday with a Chris Porter double.
Boro could ring the changes here with several players sure to be eager for a chance to impress and get into their Championship team and they are backed to record a routine success.
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Middlesbrough vs Crewe Alexandra Betting Tips
Middlesbrough to win to nil @ 27/20 with Coral
Middlesbrough to win and under 3.5 goals in the match @ 6/5 with Coral