AFC Wimbledon (@2.8) vs Wycombe (@2.45)
31-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Wycombe will win

AFC Wimbledon – Wycombe Match Prediction | 31-08-2019 10:00

Bolton, if they remain in existence, will be relegated at the end of the campaign, while both Bristol Rovers and Southend wont be fighting for much more than survival. In contrast, Wycombe, who undoubtedly deserve lots of credit for the start that theyve made this term, have benefitted from mainly facing sides that are unlikely to be challenging for a place in the top six. The Chairboys only real test came away against a very solid Fleetwood side, and although they did cling on for a point, their performance wasnt overly encouraging.

There is also a small flat standing area beside the stand which also leads to the refreshment area and toilets. In addition, we have received 74 tickets for seats in the John Green Stand, which is a relatively new covered stand.Spare time on your hands?There are two bars inside the main Paul Strank Stand and away supporters are usually admitted. Another option is to visit Kingston or New Malden town centres bus number 131 goes past the ground from both towns. Away fans are located towards the John Green Stand side of the terrace and are adequately separated from the home fans. One option is the Bricklayers Arms on Hawks Road, which is around a ten-minute walk from the stadium. Facilities for away fansThe ground capacity is 4,850 (seating for 2,265). Away fans are mostly housed on one side of the Rygas Stand at one side of the pitch. The terrace is shared with home supporters. On New Malden High Street there is a Wetherspoons outlet called The Watchman. There is not much around the stadium. Where the road forks, bear left (signposted Surbiton) into Hawks Road and the pub is down on the right. To find this pub go along Kingston Road which becomes Cambridge Road. This small shallow terrace is partly covered to the rear and we have received an allocation of 700 tickets.

Milton Keynes Dons are seen as the clubs main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Buckinghamshire derby. Wycombe Wanderers made it to the FA Cup semis in the 2000/2001, with the team repeating the success in the League Cup six seasons later. Wycombe Wanderers host their rivals at Adams Park, a small stadium in Sands Industrial Estate which can hold up to 10,137 people.

Wycombe Wanderers

Charlton Athletic were reduced to ten-men in the very first minute of their match at home to Wimbledon, as Frenchman Sarr was shown a straight red card. Wimbledon failed to capitalise on their one man advantage and instead levelled things up in the thirty-third minute when striker Pinnock picked up his second yellow card of the game. Former Wimbledon favourite Taylor broke the deadlock on the hour mark much to the dismay of the travelling Dons faithful, and Jamaican substitute Marshall wrapped up all three points for Charlton with the hosts second goal four minutes from time.

The Chairboys will make a late call on the fitness of Paul Smyth and Fred Onyedinma after the pair picked up knocks in recent weeks, while Adam El-Abd, Curtis Thompson and Sido Jombati are nearing a return.AFC Wimbledon can call Will Nightingale back into the side but Rod McDonald misses out through injury, while Joe Pigott - who scored twice against Wycombe in April - is in line for a recall.

In their only other match, Wally Downes men drew 1-1, so when you look at it that way, theres probably not as much cause for concern as first appears. However, at times, Wimbledon have been unlucky this season, while theyve not exactly benefitted from the fixture list either, as four of their first five opponents have been teams that are highly likely to be in the top-six shake-up come May.

From a betting point of view, although the early league table suggests that Wycombe are considerably better than Wimbledon, the hosts make plenty of appeal at the prices. Theyre yet to win a game but facing the Chairboys at home is far less daunting than most of the Dons assignment so far this term. Consider this in conjunction with the fact that neither of Wycombes two away efforts have been particularly impressive they werent great when drawing 0-0 with a weak Bristol Rovers side and were outplayed away against Fleetwood and its not tough to conclude that Wimbledon, whove scored goals at home than the visitors have on the road, deserve more respect in the betting. Therefore, a punt on the hosts to collect their first three points of the season offers punters some value.

Prediction AFC Wimbledon - Wycombe Wanderers

On the face of it, Wimbledon, who pulled off something of a great escape last term, have struggled massively over the first five match-days. Theyve taken just one point from a possible 15, have conceded more than once in four of their five games, have scored more than once in none of those five, are averaging a poor 0.44 expected goals for and have surrendered an average of 1.67.

Wycombe Wanderers are chasing a play-off place this season, but currently sit six points outside the top six in ninth place. The visitors cant move out of the drop zone on Saturday, but three points could be enough for the Dons to move up two places. On Saturday the Chairboys play host to a Wimbledon side that occupy last place in the League One table with just fifteen points from their twenty-two matches this season.

AFC Wimbledon have been struggling to find their form at the start of the season, with the team still eyeing their first win of the 2019/2020 League One campaign. The Dons experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Sunderland at Stadium of Light and you should bear in mind that they have yet to keep a clean sheet in the new season.

With three wins, two draws, and one defeat from their last six matches Wycombe head into Saturdays game as the clear form favourites. The last time Wycombe and Wimbledon met was for a pre-season friendly during the summer of 2017, which Wanderers won 2-0 in their own backyard. The last competitive meeting between the pair took place in 2016 where two goals from the now Wycombe Wanderers striker Taylor proved enough for Wimbledon to claim all three points on the road. Wimbledon have lost three of their last six and only managed two wins, only one of which was in the league, so confidence is bound to be low in the visitors camp.

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Former Wimbledon favourite Taylor broke the deadlock on the hour mark much to the dismay of the travelling Dons faithful, and Jamaican substitute Marshall wrapped up all three points for Charlton with the hosts second goal four minutes from time. Wimbledon failed to capitalise on their one man advantage and instead levelled things up in the thirty-third minute when striker Pinnock picked up his second yellow card of the game. Charlton Athletic were reduced to ten-men in the very first minute of their match at home to Wimbledon, as Frenchman Sarr was shown a straight red card.

New Malden station is also within walking distance. POST CODE: KT1 3PBUsing the car? These are the recommended road directionsHead towards London on the M40. Leave the station via the back exit, and take the first left onto Norbiton Avenue. Street parking is available in the local area, however please park considerately if using local roads.Using the train?The nearest railway station is Norbiton which is less than a mile from The Cherry Red Records Stadium. After around 11 miles, at the exit for New Malden/Worcester Park, turn off and take the left turn into Malden Road (A2043) towards Kingston. The main entrance to Kingsmeadow is 400 yards down on the right, with the away entrance a little further on past this on the right-hand side and is well sign posted. Take the first exit into Kingston Road (A2043 still) and the stadium is one mile on the left.Mileage from High Wycombe = 44 (approx. journey time a little under one hour)Recommended area for car parkingThe car park at the Cherry Red Records Stadium is free to use, but can be full up to 90 minutes before kick-off. Trains run from Waterloo every 15 minutes via Clapham Junction and Wimbledon. Follow this to the next roundabout. Leave the motorway at Junction 1A and take right-hand lane, and then join the M25 anticlockwise following signs to Heathrow. Turn right at the end onto Gloucester Road. Take a left on to Cambridge Road. Continue to Junction 10 and take the A3 northbound towards London.