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Match Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs AFC Wimbledon

Wanderers will look to get back to winning ways against the Dons

Northampton Town v A.F.C. Wimbledon - Sky Bet League One Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images

After Tuesday's disappointing 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers, Bolton Wanderers will look to get back to winning ways against an in form AFC Wimbledon. The Dons have recorded back-to-back wins, including an impressive 2-0 away at Scunthorpe on Tuesday night. Wimbledon currently find themselves 12th in the League One table, and with a nine point gap between them and sixth, they have an outside chance of reaching the Play-Offs. Not bad going in what is their first season at this level.

Wanderers will have to be at their best to beat Wimbledon, certainly a hell of a lot better than they were for the majority of the game against Bristol midweek.

Wanderers broke their 495 day wait for an away win the last time the two sides faced each other, coincidentally the first time the two sides had ever faced each other.

With a trip to face promotion rivals Fleetwood Town coming next week, it's vital Wanderers get wins in their remaining four home games if they have any chance of going up automatically. A win today could see Wanderers leapfrog Fleetwood and Scunthorpe into 2nd place.

Team News

Jem Karacan's move won't be completed in time to play today, though he will be in contention to face Fleetwood Town at Highbury next week. Jay Spearing tweaked medial knee ligaments against Bristol on Tuesday and went for tests on Friday, but it's still not known how long he will be out for. Gary Madine has recovered from his illness and should return to the starting line-up.

Chris Long is out for two games through suspension, whilst Tom Thopre faces late fitness tests again.

For Bristol, defender Barry Fuller is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a shoulder injury. Chris Whelpdale and Jon Meades have both returned to full training, though it may be too soon for them to start.


Bolton Wanderers


AFC Wimbledon


Top Goalscorer

Bolton Wanderers

Zach Clough - 9

Gary Madine, Josh Vela - 8

AFC Wimbledon

Tom Elliott - 12

Dominic Poleon, Lyle Taylor - 11

Match Odds

Bolton Wanderers 19/20

Draw 23/10

AFC Wimbledon 3/1

Match Prediction

Bolton Wanderers 2-1 AFC Wimbledon

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