Friday, 9 March 2012

League One Weekend Preview, Game 36

Atonement weekend approaches. After the slip-ups in the week, I can't predict too many more looking at this lot. The Blades face a tricky trip to Griffin Park as Wednesday and Hudders snap at their heels. They will need to focus here because they play their game in hand on Tuesday and it's at Colchester. They need to slam the door on their pursuers.

Brentford v Sheffield United
Two successive 3-2 defeats for United and a third in-a-row would look like a major wobble. I'm backing them to grind out a point at least here to steady the ship.
Prediction; 1-1

Carlisle United v Bury
Carlisle can clamber above Notts County if they win here as I expect and we do the honours at the Valley. Bury were hit for four at Hillsborough on Tuesday but have a seven point cushion.
Prediction; 2-0

Charlton Athletic v Notts County
Notts County will come looking after Colchester's cheeky victory in the week and I expect them to be punished for it. This is one match where the result will outshine the performance. We haven't lost two on the spin all season and now is not the time.
Prediction; 2-0

Huddersfield Town v Rochdale
The Board at Huddersfield deserve to miss out on promotion again this season. Dale are fighting for their survival in this league and a defeat here will leave them even closer to League Two.
Prediction; 2-0

MK Dons v Exeter City
Having demonstrated considerable empathy with us in the week, Milton Keynes should bounce back here just like us. Exeter have picked up points in 12 of their 17 away games this season, so there is hope.
Prediction; 2-1

Oldham Athletic v Yeovil Town
Can't see lightning striking twice. Home win.
Prediction; 2-0

Preston North End v Scunthorpe United
Northern drab-fest.
Prediction; 1-1

Sheffield Wednesday v AFC Bournemouth
Come on the Cherries! You looked capable enough last week and you have a decent away record. Cheer me up on Saturday evening.
Prediction; 0-1

Stevenage v Chesterfield 
Stevenage need the points here after slipping back in the battle for a play-off place. They should be far too good for Chesterfield.
Prediction; 3-0

Tranmere Rovers v Leyton Orient
The O's were woeful apparently at Wycombe in the week but I am backing them to recover against against a Parry-less Tranmere who I hope are heading down.
Prediction; 1-2 

Walsall v Hartlepool United
The Saddlers' spirited victory over Sheffield United in the week deserves recognition. Perhaps they deserve another season in League One?
Prediction; 2-1

Wycombe Wanderers v Colchester United
Goals, goals goals! That what you get with a Wycombe season ticket. Sixyu at home so far - trouble is that's 30 apiece home and visitors. No reason to suspect this will be any different.
Prediction; 3-2


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