Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Crawley Town will be aiming to recover from a 3-1 loss to Mansfield Town when they take on AFC Wimbledon in the League Two round 23. The Red Devils are eyeing their eighth home win of the process and they are surely capable of matching the Dons at their Broadfield Stadium. Keep in mind, though, that defender Jay Williams misses the match through suspension.
AFC Wimbledon, on the other hand, outplayed Portsmouth 5-2 in the EFL Trophy and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. All Reeves, Al-Hamadi, and Bugiel should be recalled to the starting XI after the trio came off the bench in the EFL Trophy triumph. Anyhow, the share of spoils is on the horizon as Crawley Town are tough to beat at home. In their last meeting in the English fourth tier Crawley Town defeated AFC Wimbledon 1-0.
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 (Crawley):
Crawley Town are an English football club that compete in the League 2. The club was founded back in 1896 and in the 2011/2012 season they secured promotion to the English fourth tier for the first time. The Devils play their home games at Broadfield Stadium, the venue which was built and opened in 1997.
The stadium has a capacity of 6,144 spectators and is owned by Crawley Borough Council. Crawley Town are well known for their red home kit, with the team wearing white shirts and sky blue shorts when playing on the travels. Crawley Town fans consider AFC Wimbledon the club’s biggest rivals, but they have rivalries with Brighton and Swindon Town as well.
In 1959 the Devils won the Metropolitan League Cup, which is considered one of the club’s biggest successes. Crawley Town won the Sussex Professional Cup in 1970, the Gilbert Rice Floodlight Cup in 1980 and 1984, the Southern Counties Combination Floodlight Cup in 1986, and the Sussex Senior Cup in 1990 and 1991.