In this weeks PoN's preview to the League One games played on the 16thand 17th of January, six key games have been identified – This includes the important game between MK Dons vs Sheffield United, which several teams within League One will be looking out for. Whilst Doncaster take on Barnsley at the Keepmoat Stadium.
If the Dons win, they could close the gap on Bristol City and Swindon. If the Blades win they could pull away from the sides just outside of the play off places.
* Important Game – **Key Game
Friday 16th January 2015
*Preston v Leyton Orient – Kick Off 7:45pm – Score Prediction (2-1)
Saturday 17th January 2015
Colchester v Walsall – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (1-0)
**Doncaster v Barnsley – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (1-1)
Fleetwood v Oldham – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (1-0)
Gillingham v Coventry – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (0-2)
**MK Dons v Sheffield United – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (2-1)
*Notts County v Crewe – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (2-0)
Port Vale v Peterborough – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (1-2)
Rochdale v Crawley – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (2-1)
*Scunthorpe v Bristol City – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (0-3)
**Swindon v Chesterfield – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (2-1)
Yeovil v Bradford – Kick Off 3:00pm – Score Prediction (1-3)
My Stand-out Games
MK Dons v Sheffield United
Doncaster v Barnsley
Swindon v Chesterfield
MK Dons against Sheffield United looks like the most important game this week as MK Dons try to push for a automatic promotion place whilst Sheffield United try to hang onto a play off spot.
A win for MK Dons could move them up to 2nd whilst Sheffield United could move up to 5th depending on the result of Yeovil v Bradford. Teams around Sheffield United will want them to mess up so that they might be able to gain points on them.
Doncaster against Barnsley is also another game that jumped out at me this week not only because it’s a local derby but also for the fact of whichever team loses could move further down towards the drop zone.
A win for Doncaster could move them up to as high as 8th which will make their fans think more about the play-offs again rather than relegation, whilst a win for Barnsley could move them up to 10th which could also ease their relegation fears.
Whichever team loses could move down to within 3 places of the drop zone which makes it a key game for more then the local rivalry.
Swindon against Chesterfield is a key match for effecting the automatic promotion places aswell as the play-offs and surrounding teams as Swindon try to hang onto top spot or 2nd whilst chesterfield try to push into the play off places.
A win for Swindon will put them top or maybe keep them in 2nd place whilst a win for chesterfield could move them up to as high as 5th and move them away from several chasing teams for a play off spot.
Thoughts on Notts County v Crewe
This weeks match for us should be an easier match then previous weeks whilst at the same time Crewe’s form has picked up as of late.
Our current results against Crewe Alexander have been positive although previously we have had better results away from home.
The last time we dropped points against Crewe was back in 2013 when we drew 1-1 at Meadow Lane in the league.
The overall head to head record shows us as favourites as we have won 20 whilst Crewe have won 12 and drawn 7.
Crewe haven’t beaten us since 1997 when they won us 1-0 at Meadow Lane.
We have picked up 14 points out of 15 from the last 5 meetings.
I believe this is a match we should win but it wont be an easy game as Crewe’s form has improved over the past couple of weeks, I would at least hope for a point but Notts should get all 3 points.