With two games done and dusted, attention turns to the 2015/2016 season’s first midweek round of League 2 fixtures.
There are a number of interesting looking games looming and, although it is still very early on the season, early results can prove to be very important as the season develops. With this in mind, the teams in the upper echelons of the division will be hoping to continue their impressive starts whilst the sides lower down will be doing all that they can to change their fortunes, starting this gameweek. Here, The72 look at four of the key games in detail and include predictions for all of the matches.
AFC Wimbledon v Cambridge
With a defeat and a victory in their opening two games, Wimbledon head into their second home game of the season looking to overtake their opponents Cambridge United. Wimbledon opened their campaign with a 2-0 home defeat to a very strong Plymouth side but followed that up with a very impressive 2-1 away win at recently relegated Crawley Town, thanks to goals from Adebayo Akinfenwa and Andy Barcham, despite having conceded first. The statistics suggest that Neil Ardley’s side dominated Crawley on Saturday and the Dons will be hoping to recreate this at Kingsmeadow as they look to chalk up another three points.
Cambridge, however, will be extremely tough opposition. Following a season of consolidation on their return to the Football League, United look hungry for success this time around and they have wisely improved their squad with the acquisitions of Barry Corr and Mark Roberts. They opened their campaign with an excellent 3-0 victory over Newport but their most recent game was a ridiculous 4-4 away draw at Carlisle! United clearly have the ability to score, but their defending can be considered questionable if that scoreline is anything to go by.
These two will be setting their sights on a play-off place come May, and, on their day, either could win this one quite comfortably. I expect home advantage to help the Dons make it two wins in two.
The72 Prediction: Wimbledon 2 – 1 Cambridge