Monday, 27 September 2010

League One Midweek Preview, Game 9

After the latest Valley disappointment, we're back on the horse again tomorrow night. There will be less than the 14,800 who braved it on Saturday and I fear we might be grateful for that because it's threatening to be a long night. We have a spate of new injury worries which look certain to force a number of changes and I think Dagenham & Redbridge's sickening late equaliser might take a few games to get out of our system. 

On the positive front, MK have been beaten already three times on their travels but I just can't see us winning tomorrow. Scoring has been a problem all season and I think it's becoming an issue for the forwards. At least Parky has a ready-made excuse if we don't collect three points. 

It's a full programme in League One....

AFC Bournemouth v Exeter City
Like a number of sides, Bournemouth have the chance to make it six points in four days and consolidate their early season challenge. I'll take them to do so here.
Prediction; 2-0

Brighton & Hove Albion v Brentford
Brighton can make it six out of six and they too shouldn't find Brentford too hard in current form.
Prediction; 2-0

Bristol Rovers v Tranmere Rovers
Tranmere are bottom and likely to stay there. Bristol Rovers are another side that can win consecutive home matches.
Prediction; 2-0

Charlton Athletic v MK Dons
I am trying to remain positive but it's hard right now. The Valley could be an eerie place tomorrow night and the boo-boys could be encouraged to start if things don't go our way. We need a hero right now but I can't see one. Another draw would be a poor result.
Prediction; 0-0

Colchester United v Dagenham & Redbridge
Colchester will probably show us how it should be done. David Mooney could also apply salt to wounds by showing us what we're missing. Another side looking for six from six.
Prediction; 3-0

Hartlepool United v Carlisle United
Hartlepool are another six pointer but they will find Carlisle a harder nut to crack than Walsall. Carlisle went down at Bournemouth at the weekend but might be good enough for a share here.
Prediction; 1-1

Leyton Orient v Walsall
The O's started early at the weekend but their win over Brentford at Brisbane Road gives them a shot at two consecutive wins and it doesn't get better than Walsall at home on a night game.
Prediction; 1-0

Peterborough United v Notts County
Posh can make it eight sides who win the second successive home game, but I will stick my neck out and go for County to get a point here.
Prediction; 1-1

Rochdale v Huddersfield Town
Straightforward away win here as Huddersfield bid to make up the ground they lost in the last minute at Swindon. 
Prediction; 0-2

Sheffield Wednesday v Oldham Athletic
Wednesday's early season surge is looking like a flash in the pan. Their defeat at home to Southampton on Saturday wasn't a complete surprise and Oldham will be out to bounce back from defeat at Brighton. Wednesday might have to settle for their first home draw of the season.
Prediction; 1-1

Swindon Town v Plymouth Argyle
Wednesday may have slid down the table but Swindon are on an equivalent rise and they are playing very well right now. Can't see Plymouth holding them up even if they did manage a point at Rochdale.
Prediction; 2-0

Yeovil Town v Southampton
Tough place to go on a Tuesday night but having only managed to win away so far this season, I can see Southampton doing it again here.
Prediction; 0-1

I'll be at Brentford this weekend because I bought the tickets before the game on Saturday. It might be the last time I see us away from home until 2011.

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