We’ve previewed the six League One matches from our Soccer 6 Pool 2 competition to give you a little extra help in netting some cash.
Scunthorpe need to bounce back from an agonizing loss at the weekend and MK Dons take on rivals AFC Wimbledon in their first visit to Kingsmeadow.
1 – Gillingham V Bolton
Both sides are coming from wins at the weekend but Bolton’s was a satisfying 4-2 victory over high flying Fleetwood, who were unbeaten in eighteen matches. Gillingham’s was the unlikely result of three penalties turning around a 2-0 loss in the last fifteen minutes of their match with Scunthorpe. Bolton’s was the stronger performance and with Gillingham leaking so many goals this season, only Bury and Northampton have shipped more in League One, the visitors should pick up three points. Bolton away win.
2 – Oldham V Oxford Utd
Oldham have really been lacking goals this season, they’ve got the overall lowest in League One at twenty-three and scored just twelve of them at home. They are just two points above the relegation zone and failed to find the net hosting Bury for a 0-0 draw at the weekend. Oxford have won their last five league games on the road and beat a struggling Peterborough side 2-1 in their away match on Saturday. They only managed a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture with Oldham in December, but this time Oxford could take full points. Oxford Utd away win.
3 – Scunthorpe V Rochdale
Scunthorpe looked like they had stopped the rot when they were 2-0 up over Gillingham at the weekend but were denied their first win in nine league games when three late penalties turned the game around. Luckily they face a Rochdale side who are also in poor form and have failed to win in nine league games. But the visitors have been scoring goals and have netted nine in their last four matches. Scunthorpe left it late to try and win the reverse fixture, scoring twice after 80 minutes but lost the game 3-2. A Close match could be on the cards for two out of form teams. Draw.
4 – Swindon V Sheffield Utd
Swindon are four points from safety in the relegation zone and have only managed two wins from their last ten league games, they’ve drawn one and lost seven. They were hammered 4-0 by Sheffield United earlier this season so will look to avoid another humiliation on their home soil. They’ve found the net eight times in their last four matches so Swindon should be expected to score, but league leaders Sheffield United are unbeaten in seven matches and scored three goals in each of their last two on the road. Sheffield Utd away win.
5 – Walsall V Fleetwood
Fleetwood’s eighteen game unbeaten run came to end at the weekend when they lost 4-2 to Bolton. Before that they hadn’t dropped points since a 2-1 loss visiting Port Vale in November and have become a threat to the Wanderers and Sheffield United for the automatic promotion spots. Walsall have won their last six league matches at home and kept a clean sheet in the last three. They lost the reverse fixture 2-1 this season but have a good record against Fleetwood, beating them in the previous six meetings. They should give them a good game in this encounter. Draw or Fleetwood away win.
6 – AFC Wimbledon V MK Dons
This will be MK Dons’ first visit to Kingsmeadow since their own contentious relocation and the rivalry should make for a heated encounter. The visitors have been hit and miss lately but have frustrated opponents on the road this year and will look to grind out a result. AFC Wimbledon will want to avenge the 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture and before their 1-0 loss hosting Northampton at the weekend, they were unbeaten in four league matches. At home again they could bounce back, they’ve lost just two of their last fourteen league games at Kingsmeadow. Draw or AFC Wimbledon home win.