Friday, 16 December 2011

League One Weekend Preview, Game 21

Saturday's nearly here and having packed my work PC away and switched my phone off, it's time to concentrate on tomorrow. My mate Vic is back from Mexico City tomorrow and will be hot-foot to the Valley to feed his Addick Addiction. After dropping some special chilli sauces off at mine he will join us for a few pre-match pints as we eagerly anticipate another powerful home showing and three more promotion points that will move us onto the Bullseye. Assuming we don't trip up, there are some potential pitfalls awaiting the pretenders who covet our crown.

AFC Bournemouth v Sheffield United 
Pitfall number one; AFC Bournemouth are re-finding last season's form having finally got their act together and who better to see off than fifth-placed Sheffield United? I'm going to go with the Cherries to win only their third home game of the season.
Prediction; 2-1

Bury v Brentford
Can the Bees maintain their impressive away form at Bury? I reckon they can avoid defeat but more than three points may be hard to take pre-Christmas.
Prediction; 1-1

Carlisle United v Wycombe Wanderers
Carlisle are up to seventh and should see of feisty Wycombe who have goals in Ibe and Beavon but who have a defence like a sieve.
Prediction; 3-1

Charlton Athletic v Oldham Athletic
I was Über confident of three points last week and had to settle for a point. I am equally confident we will beat Oldham tomorrow. Home advantage and a desire to set-up for Christmas should be sufficient to see us home comfortably here in front of a 20,000 gate.
Prediction; 3-0

Chesterfield v Walsall 
Basement battle and the Spireites will be hoping to get a rare home win. Walsall will also see it as a chance for an equally rare away win. They looked capable last week at that end of the table and who better than rock-bottom Chesterfield?
Prediction; 0-2

Exeter City v Scunthorpe United
Can't see beyond the home team here. Long schlep down from Scunthorpe and this won't be one for the faint-hearted.
Prediction; 1-0

Hartlepool United v Colchester United
Hartlepool are going through a huge depression right now and one might be concerned for Jeff Stelling's well-being if it weren't for the fact the citizens of Hartlepool have seen it all before and most of it's normal. They have lost six successive home matches. it has to stop somewhere but I think a draw would be a step in the right direction.
Prediction; 1-1

Notts County v Leyton Orient
County are hard to beast at home and the O's are easy to beat away. Simple really.
Prediction; 3-1

Rochdale v Yeovil Town
Not one to threaten any attendance records here. Yeovil are resilient away should run close to a draw.
Prediction; 1-0

Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield Town
Pitfall number two and three! A no-lose situation for us. It's a Yorkie derby and I would love to see a blood n thunder affair. Several injuries, a wad of bookings and a red card or two would be perfect. I guess two points shared would be better than either side winning? A win could give Wednesday significant momentum.
Prediction; 2-2

Stevenage v Tranmere Rovers
Rovers are gradually finding their level and have sunk to 15th following their surprisingly good start to the season. They might find this hard going too.
Prediction; 2-0

MK Dons v Preston North End
This should be a straightforward home win. I see it's a late kick-off and one we can watch on Sky. However, Preston have something about them and freed from the burden of Phil Brown, they might just be itching to show what they are capable of again. Not sure where they are with injuries and it's a long-shot but one that's worth an outside bet.
Prediction; 1-2

1 comment:

Suze said...

I hope you're right...enjoy your afternoons entertainment.