Doncaster vs AFC Wimbledon
English League One
Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: The Keepmoat Stadium (Doncaster).
Doncaster Rovers will finally have a chance to bring a horrendous three-loss streak to an end on Saturday afternoon when the struggling AFC Wimbledon come to visit South Yorkshire. The hosts will be desperate for a three-pointer which would get their campaign up and running.
They began the season in a promising fashion, but their form saw a massive slide in the last couple of week. Grant McCann’s men are winless in last five matches in all competitions. They even failed to see off the National League outfit Chorley last weekend in the FA Cup’s inaugural round. A ten-man Chorley side managed to force a replay holding the third-division club to a 2-2 draw on the occasion.
Can Donny bring the aforementioned thread to an end on Saturday against AFC Wimbledon? The visitors are one of the weakest teams at this level of the competition. They sit second from bottom with just 11 points from 17 games so far.
Doncaster vs AFC Wimbledon: Head-to-head
Doncaster Rovers have never scored a goal against the Wombles.
This will be the third head to head encounter between the two teams.
AFC Wimbledon took four points from last term meetings with Donny (2-0 and 0-0).
Doncaster vs AFC Wimbledon: Prediction
There are rumours about AFC Wimbledon’s wishes to part ways with their long-term manager Neal Ardley after a dreadful streak of seven consecutive defeats in League One. The Wombles are struggling badly to get the wanted momentum. They notched just two goals in the process and they shipped two in each of last five league outings.
Recent cup matches (4-0 win over Stevenage in EFL Trophy and 0-1 victory over Haringey Borough) did fix the overall impression, but another defeat here at The Keepmoat could mean the farewell from the bench for Ardley.
AFC Wimbledon will park the bus and try and keep it a low-scoring contest. It actually might work against an out-of-form Doncaster which is why we will go with the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option at 1.75 odds here.
Doncaster vs AFC Wimbledon: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.75 (3/4)
Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 2.62 (13/8).