League One preview: Can AFC Wimbledon edge out victory against Morecambe?

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Competition: England League One
Competition: Sat 15.January
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: The Cherry Red Records Stadium (4850 seats)

Life has been a bit difficult for AFC Wimbledon so far, and you could say the same about Morecambe. These brave battlers have the opportunity for some vital points here.

Insights:
  • AFC Wimbledon have the fewest clean sheets (0) at home in League One
  • Morecambe have the most conceded goals (49) in League One

There haven't been much to rest for the host team, as they had a League One match only four days ago. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Milton Keynes Dons.

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AFC Wimbledon form and stats

AFC Wimbledon, who have the fewest clean sheets (0) at home in League One, have played 9 League One games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 2-5-2 (wins-draws-losses).

Stress levels are on the rise for Wimbledon's attacking players as they have now played 180 minutes without scoring in a league game. Rudoni was their last goal scorer.

No payout for AFC Wimbledon in their previous match, an away game at Milton Keynes Dons that ended in defeat 0-1. Defender Nightingale got the top score of the team in the match with a rating of 7.21/10. Nightingale won 5 of 7 duels.

A FA Cup defeat was the result before that one, 0-2 away at Boreham Wood.

The betting market estimate that the home team has about 55-60% chance of winning this match. There could be betting value if you think differently, so to help you here are the stats from AFC Wimbledon's earlier matches at home being 55%-60% favourite: Played one game, won one match, drawn zero and lost zero.

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for Wimbledon, as the League One home game vs Portsmouth is only three days away.

The AFC Wimbledon fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 15 goals in 9 league matches. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the AFC Wimbledon defense is not exactly impregnable. 15 goals conceded from 9 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Morecambe form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Morecambe so far with only 7 points returning home. The records show 2-1-8 (win-draw-lose). Morecambe seem to be suffering from homesickness with two consecutive losses away. Third time lucky?

Morecambe play their second straight away game, having lost the previous one 1-3 to Tottenham Hotspur. O'Connor, who plays in defense, got the "man of the match" on his team with the rating 8.05. O'Connor scored one goal, hit one key pass and won 2 of 6 duels.

Prior to that match, a home win 4-3 against Doncaster Rovers in the League One.

Looking at the earlier recent performances of Morecambe when being an outsider away as they are today, we find one match with the visitors losing one time, drawing zero and winning zero games.

A quick return to home after this game, as Morecambe are hosting Wigan Athletic in the League One only three days away.

Morecambe have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 11 league away games 15 goals have been scored. The Morecambe manager Robinson has some worries about the defense as 27 goals have been conceded in these travels. When Morecambe is visiting a side on the bottom half, 3 of 4 matches have ended with three or more goals. These are matches against Morecambe, Cambridge United, Doncaster Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Gillingham, Crewe Alexandra and Fleetwood Town.

Head 2 Head

The most up to date past scoreline involving both these sides is the Morecambe - AFC Wimbledon 3-4 played earlier this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Wimbledon three wins, three draws and Morecambe four victories. As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

MorecambeC. Stockton
C. Stockton
15 goals
AFC WimbledonJ. Rudoni
J. Rudoni
7 goals
MorecambeA. Phillips
A. Phillips
5 goals

AFC Wimbledon missing players

Morecambe missing players

AFC Wimbledon Morecambe
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
22 9 4 Played P 4 11 24
6 2 1 Won W 2 2 6
7 5 3 Drew D 0 1 5
9 2 0 Lost L 2 8 13
30 15 9 Scored S 6 15 34
36 15 8 Conceded C 5 27 49
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
77% 89% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 91% 83%
59% 56% 75% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 82% 62%
36% 56% 75% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 64% 50%
14% 22% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 27% 25%
59% 78% 100% BTTS BTTS 75% 73% 58%
9% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 17%
32% 22% 0% Failed to Score F T 25% 27% 29%
 
3.8 4 4.5 Corners for (avg) C F 4.5 4.1 4.7
5.9 5.4 4.2 Corners against (avg) C A 5.8 7 6.5
2 1.8 2.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.8 1.5 1.5
2 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
10.7 12.9 15.8 Shots (avg) S ( 13.8 12.2 10.9
4 4.9 5.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.5 4.2 3.5
34% 34% 43% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 33% 40%
 
12.4 11.3 9 Shots against (avg) S A 11.8 14.5 13.5
4.6 4.1 3.8 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4.5 5.2 4.6
Key stats in League One this season:
  • AFC Wimbledon have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their home matches.
  • AFC Wimbledon have the fewest clean sheets (0) at home in League One
  • AFC Wimbledon haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Morecambe have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Morecambe have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Morecambe have the most conceded goals (49) in League One
  • Morecambe have the most conceded goals in the second half (29) in League One
  • Morecambe haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rotherham United 24 15 5 4 45 17 13 9 2 2 32 13 11 6 3 2 13 4 28 50
2 Sunderland 26 15 5 6 51 32 13 10 1 2 30 9 13 5 4 4 21 23 19 50
3 Wycombe Wanderers 26 14 7 5 42 30 12 8 2 2 22 17 14 6 5 3 20 13 12 49
4 Wigan Athletic 21 14 3 4 40 20 11 6 2 3 15 10 10 8 1 1 25 10 20 45
5 Milton Keynes Dons 25 12 7 6 44 30 13 7 3 3 18 13 12 5 4 3 26 17 14 43
6 Oxford United 25 12 7 6 40 27 14 8 4 2 27 13 11 4 3 4 13 14 13 43
7 Plymouth Argyle 24 12 7 5 38 25 12 7 3 2 18 11 12 5 4 3 20 14 13 43
8 Portsmouth 23 10 7 6 28 22 11 6 3 2 16 10 12 4 4 4 12 12 6 37
9 Sheffield Wednesday 24 9 10 5 30 27 10 5 4 1 15 8 14 4 6 4 15 19 3 37
10 Ipswich Town 25 9 8 8 43 34 13 5 6 2 23 18 12 4 2 6 20 16 9 35
11 Accrington Stanley 25 10 5 10 31 40 13 7 2 4 20 19 12 3 3 6 11 21 -9 35
12 Burton Albion 24 9 5 10 29 30 12 7 2 3 22 13 12 2 3 7 7 17 -1 32
13 Cheltenham Town 25 7 9 9 31 44 13 5 4 4 16 21 12 2 5 5 15 23 -13 30
14 Charlton Athletic 24 8 5 11 30 29 13 5 3 5 19 15 11 3 2 6 11 14 1 29
15 Shrewsbury Town 25 8 5 12 26 29 13 7 3 3 17 12 12 1 2 9 9 17 -3 29
16 Lincoln City 24 7 7 10 29 32 12 3 3 6 12 16 12 4 4 4 17 16 -3 28
17 Cambridge United 24 6 9 9 32 38 13 3 6 4 15 18 11 3 3 5 17 20 -6 27
18 Bolton Wanderers 24 7 5 12 30 37 11 4 4 3 16 17 13 3 1 9 14 20 -7 26
19 Fleetwood Town 24 6 7 11 37 43 12 4 2 6 20 20 12 2 5 5 17 23 -6 25
20 AFC Wimbledon 22 6 7 9 30 36 9 2 5 2 15 15 13 4 2 7 15 21 -6 25
21 Morecambe 24 6 5 13 34 49 13 4 4 5 19 22 11 2 1 8 15 27 -15 23
22 Gillingham 24 3 9 12 18 38 11 2 3 6 7 18 13 1 6 6 11 20 -20 18
23 Crewe Alexandra 24 4 6 14 22 43 11 3 3 5 12 18 13 1 3 9 10 25 -21 18
24 Doncaster Rovers 24 4 4 16 16 44 12 4 3 5 10 14 12 0 1 11 6 30 -28 16

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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.