Soccer betting preview: AFC Wimbledon welcomes Gillingham in what could be a tight duel

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Competition: England League One
Competition: Tue 23.February
Match begins: 18:30 (UTC)
Venue: Plough Lane

Season ticket holders at Plough Lane haven’t seen too many victories this season, with AFC Wimbledon languishing in the 21st position so far. The guesting Gillingham will be hopeful to defend their higher league position in this one.

Insights:
  • AFC Wimbledon has the most dropped points from leading position (23) in League One
  • Gillingham have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

It's no vacation for neither Wimbledon nor Gillingham as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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AFC Wimbledon form and stats

The home fans haven’t been spoiled with victories in the League One this season. AFC Wimbledon, who have the fewest points (8) at home in League One, have only managed 2 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses from their games here at Plough Lane. The home stadium (Plough Lane) is supposed to be a fortress, but for AFC Wimbledon it's been a house of straw as the last five games here have all been lost. Can they turn things around?

Wimbledon are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 0-3 away versus Peterborough United. In the game before, an away victory match versus Wigan Athletic with a 3-2 scoreline.

This is expected to be a close game, with Wimbledon perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with AFC Wimbledon as a small favourite), we find 13 games. AFC Wimbledon has won four of these, drawn six and lost three.

The match schedule is unforgiving for Wimbledon as they have a new game in only four days, a League One match thankfully also at home. Hull City are visiting.

AFC Wimbledon are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 14 goals in 11 games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Goals are flowing in at the wrong end for AFC Wimbledon with 23 goals conceded in these matches.

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Gillingham form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their League One travels is 6 wins, 2 draws and 5 defeats.

Impressive finishing from John Akinde (2) secured the home win 2-0 against Bristol Rovers in their previous game. A loss against Peterborough United was the result prior to that, in a home game.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found nine similar matches played by Gillingham in our archives, and the results are: four wins for Gillingham, five draws and zero defeats.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Gillingham manager S. Evans as the team has another away game coming up in only four days, this time against Portsmouth.

Gillingham have scored 19 goals on their travels this season, from 13 away games in the league. Gillingham have conceded 17 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Gillingham - Wimbledon 2-1 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): AFC Wimbledon won four games, four matches ended with a draw and Gillingham has two wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: six / four

Top Goalscorers

WimbledonJ. Pigott
J. Pigott
13 goals
GillinghamJ. Graham
J. Graham
7 goals
GillinghamJ. Akinde
J. Akinde
7 goals

AFC Wimbledon missing players

Gillingham missing players

AFC Wimbledon Gillingham
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
27 11 4 Played P 5 13 29
6 2 1 Won W 3 6 12
7 2 1 Drew D 1 2 4
14 7 2 Lost L 1 5 13
29 14 6 Scored S 11 19 38
50 23 8 Conceded C 7 17 40
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
78% 82% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 69% 83%
52% 73% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 60% 46% 41%
26% 27% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 60% 38% 31%
15% 18% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 40% 23% 14%
56% 64% 50% BTTS BTTS 80% 54% 45%
15% 9% 25% Clean Sheets C S 20% 23% 21%
30% 27% 25% Failed to Score F T 0% 23% 34%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.4 1.3 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.4 0.8 1.4
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 2
 
10.2 10.1 12.2 Shots (avg) S ( 11.4 9.8 10.3
3.6 3.5 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.6 3.8 3.8
30% 36% 38% Goal Efficiency G E 48% 39% 35%
Key stats in League One this season:
  • AFC Wimbledon has the fewest points (8) at home in League One
  • AFC Wimbledon has the most dropped points from leading position (23) in League One
  • AFC Wimbledon have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • AFC Wimbledon haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Gillingham have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Gillingham haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Lincoln City 28 17 5 6 42 23 14 7 2 5 21 17 14 10 3 1 21 6 19 56
2 Peterborough United 28 17 4 7 46 25 14 11 2 1 32 10 14 6 2 6 14 15 21 55
3 Hull City 30 16 5 9 49 27 14 8 2 4 15 8 16 8 3 5 34 19 22 53
4 Doncaster Rovers 27 15 4 8 46 34 15 9 3 3 28 17 12 6 1 5 18 17 12 49
5 Portsmouth 28 14 6 8 45 27 16 6 4 6 22 16 12 8 2 2 23 11 18 48
6 Sunderland 28 12 11 5 42 24 14 5 5 4 18 16 14 7 6 1 24 8 18 47
7 Accrington Stanley 27 13 7 7 39 28 14 7 4 3 18 10 13 6 3 4 21 18 11 46
8 Oxford United 27 13 5 9 43 34 12 7 2 3 19 11 15 6 3 6 24 23 9 44
9 Charlton Athletic 29 12 8 9 44 39 13 4 4 5 23 24 16 8 4 4 21 15 5 44
10 Plymouth Argyle 29 11 9 9 39 43 15 8 4 3 23 19 14 3 5 6 16 24 -4 42
11 Milton Keynes Dons 29 11 8 10 42 36 14 5 6 3 23 18 15 6 2 7 19 18 6 41
12 Ipswich Town 27 12 5 10 30 27 16 8 2 6 16 14 11 4 3 4 14 13 3 41
13 Blackpool 26 12 4 10 30 26 11 7 1 3 14 10 15 5 3 7 16 16 4 40
14 Crewe Alexandra 29 11 7 11 37 37 14 7 4 3 22 14 15 4 3 8 15 23 0 40
15 Gillingham 29 12 4 13 38 40 16 6 2 8 19 23 13 6 2 5 19 17 -2 40
16 Fleetwood Town 29 9 9 11 33 26 15 6 6 3 20 10 14 3 3 8 13 16 7 36
17 Shrewsbury Town 26 8 10 8 27 29 12 3 5 4 15 15 14 5 5 4 12 14 -2 34
18 Rochdale 29 6 9 14 41 55 15 1 7 7 17 31 14 5 2 7 24 24 -14 27
19 Bristol Rovers 28 7 6 15 27 46 13 4 1 8 14 21 15 3 5 7 13 25 -19 27
20 Swindon Town 29 8 3 18 34 54 16 6 1 9 17 24 13 2 2 9 17 30 -20 27
21 AFC Wimbledon 27 6 7 14 29 50 11 2 2 7 14 23 16 4 5 7 15 27 -21 25
22 Northampton Town 29 6 7 16 23 47 14 3 3 8 8 20 15 3 4 8 15 27 -24 25
23 Wigan Athletic 29 6 6 17 29 56 15 2 4 9 15 34 14 4 2 8 14 22 -27 24
24 Burton Albion 27 5 7 15 32 54 14 3 2 9 18 31 13 2 5 6 14 23 -22 22

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The English Football League One (usually referred to as League One) is the third highest division in English football. The League One league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Three teams are promoted and four relegated.