Bristol Rovers vs AFC Wimbledon
England – League One
Date: Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Memorial Stadium (Bristol).
AFC Wimbledon have struggled to score goals in October and the Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Blackpool brings more to the point, as they travel to Bristol for their Matchday 15 clash looking for a return to the winning ways after four outings without one.
Dons have suffered narrow losses to similarly struggling Bradford City and Plymouth earlier, as well as a 1-2 loss to table-toppers Portsmouth, which does show a general feeling of worry at Cherry Red Records Fans’ Stadium. They’ve found the net just once in last four outings and Neal Ardley needs to find a cure for their goal scoring woes quickly.
However, Bristol Rovers have been a very tough side to score against and now come into the match on the back of a goalless draw against Oxford, which was their third clean sheet in last five games – with just two goals conceded along the way. They have struggled for consistency and sit above the rivals just for the goal difference but Rovers do seem to be in better shape at this point, especially at home ground.
Bristol Rovers vs AFC Wimbledon: Head-to-head
The sides last met in February, where Wimbledon earned a 1-0 win and connected two in a row in head-to-head clashes.
Bristol have better records at this ground, with five wins over the rivals in six matchups at Memorial Stadium.
We’ve seen two or fewer goals in three of the sides’ last four games, which does promise another narrow occasion in the making.
Bristol Rovers vs AFC Wimbledon: Prediction
We will now back Bristol Rovers to turn it their way and keep building on the fine records against the rivals this time around, going for a Home win at 2.20. We have seen Dons struggling to end the losing streak and this could prove costly once again.
However, Rovers could have to base such a success on another tough defensive display and we expect to see a tough deadlock to break, as we also go for Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.80 – which could as well prove the best way to go about the market at this point.
Bristol Rovers vs AFC Wimbledon: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.20
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80.