Our prediction for this League 1 match:
There will be fireworks when AFC Wimbledon and Swindon Town face each other in the relegation six-pointer at Plough Lane. The Dons aim to build on back-to-back wins over Accrington and Ipswich Town where they scored eight goals in total, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play. AFC Wimbledon have found their best form when they needed it the most, and it is no wonder the odds for home win have been dropping. Talented midfielder Ryan Longman, who sealed the victory against the Tractor Boys, is pushing for a start.
The Robins, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing each of their previous four league fixtures. Swindon head into Saturday’s clash with the lack of confidence, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling AFC Wimbledon’s party at Plough Lane.
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 (Swindon):
Founded by Reverend William Pitt of Liddington in 1879, Swindon Town are an English football club which compete in the League Two. The Robins welcome their rivals at County Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 15,728 spectators (all-seated), with the team wearing red shirts and white shorts when playing at home.
Gray is the dominant colour of the club which turned professional in 1894. Oxford United are considered the team’s main rivals, but the Robins have rivalries with Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, and Reading as well. In 1969 Swindon Town did remarkably well to win the English League Cup, with the team beating Arsenal 3-1 in the title game at Wembley Stadium.
John Trollope is the club’s player with most appearances as he played 889 first-team games from 1960 to 1980. Premier League attacker Charlie Austin is one of the most notable footballers who played for Swindon Town in the past.