Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Fleetwood Town and AFC Wimbledon face each other at Highbury Stadium in what is expected to be a very exciting game. Fleetwood kicked off the new League One campaign with a 2-1 win over Port Vale, but promotion-chasing Peterborough proved to be a big catch for them on day. Anyhow, the Fishermen aim to keep their 100% record at home intact, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football game.
The Dons, on the other hand, have been scoring goals for fun at the start of the season, but their defence has been anything but solid to date. Considering that AFC Wimbledon are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on both teams to score. It has to be noted that 14 goals in total have been netted in the previous four meetings between the two clubs.
Highlighted Player (Glenn Whelan):
Probably one of the most underrated footballers in Premier League history, Glenn Whelan was born on 13 January 1982 in Dublin and he went on to enjoy a very successful career on club and international level.
Following spells with Manchester City, Bury and Sheffield Wednesday, the defensive midfielder found his peace at the Britannia Stadium, making over 250 Premier League appearances for Stoke City and keeping his place in the side under both Tony Pulis and Mark Hughes. Predominantly focused on doing the dirty defensive work and helping out the back four, Whelan never quite made the headlines for his style of play or quality of his displays, but remained an important player for both club and country.
The midfielder has so far made over 70 appearances for the Republic of Ireland national team, wearing the captain’s armband on several occasions, and starting all three group games at the Euro 2012 finals, while helping The Green Army qualify for the Euro 2016 as well.
Highlighted Team (AFC Wimbledon):
Based in Kingston upon Thames, AFC Wimbledon are a professional football club that compete in the third tier of English football, commonly known as the League One. AFC Wimbledon were formed by former Wimbledon FC supporters in 2002 following the FA decision to allow the club to relocate to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, only 90 kilometers north of Wimbledon.
The Dons welcome their rivals at Kingsmeadow, the stadium with the capacity of 4,850. AFC Wimbledon play their home games in blue shirts and blue shorts, whilst the colour of their away kit is yellow. The Dons won the Lanes Cup on two occasions (2007/2008, 2011/2012), Supporters Direct Cup three times (2002/2003, 2005/2006, 2009/2010), while lifting the Surrey Seniors Cup in the 2004/2005 season.
Popular British actor Vinnie Jones is considered one of the most famous Wimbledon players, scoring 14 goals in 177 appearances for the club. Jones has 7 Premier League red cards, making him one of the dirtiest players in the history of English football.