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League One Preview

15 September 2014

We look ahead at the midweek games.

At the weekend, Bristol City capitalised on a Peterborough United slip up at home to Notts County with both teams drawing a blank, while Bristol cruised to a 3-0 win at home to Doncaster.
Following a busy Saturday afternoon, we can now look forward to another set of matches coming in the midweek, as League One hits full pace.

MK Dons and Chesterfield also benefited from other results, with both Bradford City and Fleetwood falling to defeats to Swindon and Crawley respectively.

At the other end of the table, both Colchester and Crewe pushed on to get their first wins of the season, as did Walsall, who pulled out the stops to gain a fantastic three points against Preston.

Bristol will look to maintain first spot when they travel to Port Vale to take on Micky Adams’ struggling side.

Vale lost to Crewe who previously hadn’t won a game, subsequently falling into the bottom four. This game is crucial for both teams, as Bristol hope to extend their one point gap over Peterborough while Port Vale look to escape the relegation zone at this early stage.

Peterborough will travel to Gillingham on the back of a 0-0 draw with Notts County the previous weekend. Gillingham, who also drew 0-0 at the weekend with Oldham, will be looking to maintain their unbeaten home form for this season, already getting 2 wins and a draw from the previous three home games. 

League top scorers MK Dons will host Bradford City, who themselves have goals within the team, with the visitors wanting to avenge their recent 1-2 home loss against Swindon, who are now unbeaten in five games.

MK Dons are unbeaten at home with two wins and 1 draw, with Bradford holding the same record, but with away fixtures.

In form Chesterfield will travel north to face Preston at Deepdale, and will be looking to build on their recent form of two consecutive wins. Preston, who were convincingly beaten by Walsall on Saturday will need to put that behind them as they host a Chesterfield side who have only lost one game all season.

Swindon will host mid table Oldham, who have yet to keep a clean sheet away from home. Swindon, who are also unbeaten at home this season, will be looking to add another three points after getting their first away win of the season on Saturday against a strong Bradford side.

Oldham who performed well against Gillingham will need to be more clinical with their finishes after dominating both possession and shots in the previous game.

Coventry will travel to Scunthorpe with the wind in their sails off the back of another win after returning to the Ricoh arena. Scunthorpe, who let in 4 goals against Chesterfield at the weekend, fell to 23rd with just 1 win all season.

Fleetwood and Barnsley will play on Wednesday night, with both teams going into the game off the back of losing games. Barnsley lost 3-5 at home to MK Dons, while Fleetwood lost 1-0 away to Crawley, with both teams not getting any wins in either of their previous two games.

Sheffield United will travel to Essex to face Colchester who mustered a heroic performance against Leyton Orient at the weekend, gaining their first three points of the season.

The Blades also got three points at the weekend, defeating Rochdale 1-0 at home, as Colchester look to get their first home win of the season.

Crawley will look to make it two wins from two as they travel to the Keepmoat stadium to face struggling Doncaster, who were easily beaten by league leaders Bristol City at the weekend. Crawley got their first win off the back of 4 straight defeats, against an out of form Fleetwood side.

Under pressure Leyton Orient will travel to Notts County with the away boss knowing it could be his last game in charge if they don’t get a result, after only winning one game all season, and falling to defeat to the U’s on Saturday.

Notts County managed an impressive 0-0 draw against high flying Peterborough at the weekend and will look to take advantage of the struggling Leyton Orient side.

Yeovil will host a Crewe side who not only gained their first points of the season on Saturday, but also their first win against Port Vale at home. Yeovil travelled to Coventry, only to lose 2-1 to the Sky Blues, but will need to bounce back to winning form, as seen the previous week away to Bradford.

Finally, Rochdale will host Walsall after Rochdale lost 1-0 to Sheffield United at the weekend, while Walsall managed their first win of the season against Preston. The home side will be looking to replicate their previous form, which saw them hammer Crawley 0-4 the weekend before. 

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