AFC Wimbledon vs Rochdale
English League One
Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Cherry Red Records Fans’ Stadium (Kingston upon Thames).
AFC Wimbledon will try and escape from the rock-bottom of the League One standings with a three-pointer on Saturday afternoon when they host Rochdale at Cherry Red Records Fans’ Stadium. The Wombles currently share the very foot of the league ladder with Bradford City (1t 14 points each).
The hosts were successful last weekend in the FA Cup when they eased past a National League side Halifax Town 1-3 away at The Shay Stadium. Ben Purrington, Anthony Wordsworth and Joe Pigott were goal-scorers. Striker Pigott is team’s most dangerous man. He is the only lad with more than two goals scored after 20 games in League One. The 25-year-old Englishman should have plenty of room to cerate up front here as the Wombles are up against the second weakest defensive line in the league.
AFC Wimbledon vs Rochdale: Head-to-head
A win for Rochdale would make the head to head record all square at three wins, draws and losses for each of teams.
The two sides shared spoils on both occasions when they played each other in the previous term of League One.
Both teams were on the scoresheet in three of past four head to head outings.
AFC Wimbledon vs Rochdale: Prediction
The Dale will enter this low on confidence after losing three of past four matches across competitions. The head coach Keith Hill did make certain rotations to his starting line-up seven days ago when the Dale fell 0-1 at home to Portsmouth in the FA Cup. Nevertheless, team’s top scorer Ian Henderson (12 goals so far in the season) was on the pitch from the first minute on the occasion.
The Dale did not play defense at all of late, particularly on travels. They allowed ten goals in three consecutive defeats to Wycombe Wanderers, Shrewsbury Town and Oxford United. This will be the music to the ears of Joe Pigott who is well worth backing to score anytime for the hosts at the odds of 2.75.
AFC Wimbledon vs Rochdale: Bet Tips
AFC Wimbledon to win @ 2.60 (8/5)
Joe Pigott to score anytime @ 2.75 (7/4).