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Wimbledon vs Chesterfield: Our top betting tips
Chesterfield have been going really well of late in the National League where they sit top in the five game form table. Will they see that form continue as the visit League Two Wimbledon? Find out with our Wimbledon vs Chesterfield match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Wimbledon to win it
We begin our predictions for this match by backing Wimbledon to win. Wimbledon would feel a lot worse about this clash if they were away from home but, at home, they should be able to avoid suffering an upset. They've had a rather mediocre start to their League Two campaign where they sit in mid table but things are looking up for them in recent weeks as they've put together a six game unbeaten run including winning each of their last three. Chesterfield are in a good place to mind you; they've won seven of their last eight games without losing. Here though, they're facing a side who possess a bit more quality than those they've beaten in recent weeks and we think they'll come up short.
Expecting at least one side to blank
This second tip is a fairly tough one to call with both teams being in good form and scoring goals at with great regularity. Despite that, we are backing someone to blank in this game as we bet ‘no' in the both teams to score market. Wimbledon have seen 80% of their last five games end with at least one side failing to score whilst Chesterfield have seen both teams score in just two of their last five games. On top of that, the last meeting between these sides ended goalless and three of the last five clashes have seen a ‘nil' in the final score.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Wimbledon vs Chesterfield
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A second round tie set to deliver
As second round FA Cup clashes go, this game between Wimbledon and Chesterfield could be a great spectacle. There is a division between the sides but both are in excellent form and both will hold genuine belief they can win the game. It's not the World Cup but we're expecting an entertaining game – even if goals might not flow.
Wimbledon have started to find their feet in recent weeks and the possibility of a little cup run should motivate them no end to keep it going here. Expect them to go with a strong side in this game. Young Paris Maghoma could have a big say in the outcome.
Wimbledon Predicted lineup – Chivarov, Biler, Towler, Kalambayi, Ogundere, Woodyard, Maghoma, Assal, Pell, Chislett, Davison
Chesterfield's big ambition for the season is promotion to the football league; that's a fact. They will believe they can knock Wimbledon out here though and a money spinning third round tie could set the club up for that push to go up and, more importantly, stay up. They'll need their attacking players to deliver if they're to get a result though.
Chesterfield Predicted lineup – Fitzsimons, Clements, Grimes, Dobra, Jones, King, Mandeville, Oldaker, Williams, Whelan, Quigley
A quickfire FAQ on Wimbledon vs Chesterfield
- Where is the match being hosted? – Plough Lane
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Wimbledon
- What time does the match kick off? 3 PM GMT