Kingsmeadow, Saturday 21st February, 15:00

Odds (William Hill): Wimbledon 7/4 Draw 2/1 Luton 7/4

AFC Wimbledon (Last League Starting XI): Shea; Fuller, Winfield, Oshilaja, Kennedy, Francomb, Bulman, Reeves, Azeez, Connolly,Tanner

Luton Town (Last League Starting XI): Tyler, Harriman, Franks, Lacey, Griffiths, Smith, Robinson, Drury, Howells, Stockley, Cullen

AFC Wimbledon Form (Last 6): LDWDWL

Luton Town Form (Last 6): LWDDWD

Team News

Wimbledon: Dons keeper James Shea is likely to start having recovered from mild concussion, Shea was stretchered off during the Wombles’ defeat to Shrewsbury last weekend but has returned to full training and is ready Saturday. The Hatters clash is the 1st of 3 games in 8 days for Wimbledon but boss Neil Ardley believes he has enough depth in his squad to freshen up the side. Full back Jack Smith has been deemed fit for first team action but Ardley has hinted that he may not return until midweek.

Luton: First choice centre-backs Steve McNulty and Luke Wilkinson both remain suspended so Alex Lacey (who has said to be relishing the chance to do battle with colossus Adebayo Akinfenwa) will remain at centre-back alongside Fraser Franks from the Hatters 1-0 defeat at Mansfield. Nathan Doyle remains unavailable but midfielder Cameron McGeehan could make his second debut after rejoining the club last week and striker Elliot Lee is likely to be named on the bench after signing on-loan from West Ham until 24th March.

History

The Hatters have met the original Wimbledon side many times in the top division during the 1980s and 90’s, and Wimbledon beat Luton at White Hart Lane in the semi-final of the FA Cup in 1988, but the Hatters have met the new AFC club just six times, Luton coming out on top just once. More recently though, the reverse league two fixture at Kenilworth Road back in August saw the Wombles win 1-0 – Matt Tubbs with the winner shortly before half time.

Betting Tips:

Match Result with both teams to score: Score Draw (3/1)

Correct Score: 2-2 (16/1)

Anytime Goalscorer: Adebayo Akinfenwa (17/10)

First Goalscorer: Andy Drury (14/1)

My Prediction: AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Luton Town (11/2)

All odds from this article have been taken from William Hill.


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