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League One Preview


In this weeks PoN's preview to the League One games played on the 10th and 12th of January, several key games have been identified – None more important than the Sheffield United v Preston North End game, which several teams within League One will be looking out for.

If the Blades win, it will start to close the gap whereby sides hoping for the Play-Off will start to find it harder, if Preston North End win it keeps it wide open.


* Important Game **Key Game


Saturday 10th January 2015

Barnsley v Yeovil – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (2-0)

*Bradford v Rochdale – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (1-0)

Bristol City v Notts County – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (2-1)

**Chesterfield v Port Vale – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (1-1)

Crawley v MK Dons – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (0-3)

Crewe v Gillingham – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (1-0)

*Leyton Orient v Fleetwood – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (1-1)

*Oldham v Doncaster – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (0-0)

*Peterborough v Colchester – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (3-0)

**Sheff Utd v Preston – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (1-2)

*Walsall v Scunthorpe – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (1-0)


Monday 12th January 2015

*Coventry v Swindon – Kick Off 7:45pm – Score Prediction (0-3)


My Stand-out Games

Sheff Utd v Preston

Crewe v Gillingham

Bristol City v Notts County


Bristol City could go back to top of the league temporarily with a win on Saturday until Swindon Town play on Monday who will be hoping to beat Coventry away from home.

Crewe will be hoping to ease their relegation fears with a win against fellow strugglers Gillingham.

Sheffield United's game against Preston North End gives the invitation for up to 6 sides to contest 6th place, with Chesterfield, Port Vale, Rochdale, Notts County, Peterborough and Fleetwood all in pursuit.

With several top teams and bottom clubs playing each other this weekend, I can see teams shooting up the league or dropping down a few places.


Thoughts on Bristol City v Notts County

This week’s match is a tough one for us.

Our current results against Bristol city have been poor especially away.

Our last victory against them away came back in 2005 in the F.A Cup when we beat them 2–0.

The overall head to head record slightly favours Bristol city also with them winning 41, us winning 38 and 22 draws.

Since Bristol city came back down from the championship we have only picked up 1 point from the possible 9.

I believe if we manage to get a point from the match we have done well, though that said I see us losing the match and I predict the final score to be 2-1 in their favour.

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I said I expected Chesterfield to fall, yet I think they'll ride the storm and come out good before burning out. The fixtures could be kind to us, if the right teams win that is.

Otherwise it could push us to remain with 10-12th for a considerable time.

We need to get back to collecting points and building confidence. Thanks William!

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Some very interesting fixtures there.It will be interesting to see which teams suffer a slump and which teams push on.

This makes it all the more important we take something from the game on Saturday.

Nice read William.

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