Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Plough Lane will host Monday’s football game between AFC Wimbledon and Fleetwood Town. The Dons aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Plymouth, and a win over Fleetwood should see them escape the relegation zone. Both Shayon Harrison and Archie Procter are injured for the hosts, but there are no suspended players ahead of the clash. The Cod Army, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Swindon and Peterborough.
Fleetwood have little to play for in the season finale, and given the importance of the match for the relegation-threatened Dons, home win should definitely be considered. Joel Coleman is injured for the visiting team, but there are no suspended players in the away team ahead of the trip to Merton. In the first half of the season AFC Wimbledon defeated Fleetwood thanks to Steve Seddon’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Nikola Tzanev):
Nikola Tzanev is a New Zealand goalkeeper who started his youth career at Crystal Palace. Tzanev then moved to Brentford and he continued wearing the red and white shirt at senior level. After ending his loan spell with Lewes, the 195-cm-tall shoot-stopper moved to AFC Wimbledon in 2017.
During the 2018/2019 campaign he played for Potters Bar Town as a loan player, but at the end of the season he returned to AFC Wimbledon. He made his League One debut with the Dons on August 3, 2019 in a 2-1 loss to Rotherham United. Speaking of his international career, Nik Tzanev made his New Zealand debut in a 1-0 win over Chinese Taipei on June 5, 2018.
The Dons goalkeeper has 3 caps for the New Zealand U20 team as well. Nikola Tzanev was born in Wellington on December 23, 1996 and his preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Fleetwood):
Known for their attacking style of play, Fleetwood Town are a professional football club based in Fletwood, Lancashire. The Fishermen play their home matches at Highbury Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 5,327 (2,672 seated), with the team wearing red and white shirts in home matches.
On the other hand, Fleetwood footballers are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels. The original club was founded back in 1908 under the name of Fleetwood FC and 69 years later they were re-established as Fleetwood Town F.C. In 1998 the club was renamed to Fleetwood Wanderers after the second reformation.
Legendary England footballer Joey Barton is considered one of the club’s most notable coaches. Barton, who was known for his incidents on the field, has been in charge since June 2, 2018. Neighbouring club Blackpool are regarded as one of Fleetwood’s main rivals. The Fishermen have built up rivalries with Morecambe and Preston North End as well.