Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Tuesday’s football game at Plough Lane pits together AFC Wimbledon and Gillingham. The Dons kicked off the new League One campaign with a 2-1 win over Doncaster, with the team sharing the spoils with Bolton at the weekend. AFC Wimbledon have been impressive in front of goal of late, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play.
Both Mebude and Pressley are pushing for a start after the duo scored in the thrilling 3-3 draw with Bolton. The Gills, on the other hand, are still eyeing their first win of the season. Gillingham failed to impress in the 1-0 loss to Plymouth, and given AFC Wimbledon’s attacking potential, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. As for the visitors, all Lloyd, Lee, and Bennett aim to sneak into the starting line-up.
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 (Gillingham):
Founded back in 1893, Gillingham FC are an English club that compete in the League One. The Gills are well known for their blue shirts with black stripes, but they wear white shirts with a little yellow and blue, and yellow shirts when playing on the travels.
Priestfield Stadium is the club’s home ground, with the venue holding up to 11,582 spectators. Gillingham City have been playing at the stadium since the club’s foundation. Speaking of the club’s main rivals, over the years the Gills have built up a rivalry to Swindon Town. However, it has to be noted that Swindon fans do not consider Gillingham their biggest rivals.
Former goalkeeper Roy Hillyard is the Gillingham City player with the most appearances. The English shot-stopper played for Gillingham City from 1974 to 1991, making 655 appearances for the club. Brian Yeo is the team’s all-time top scorer, netting 149 goals in 387 appearances for the club from 1963 to 1975.