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Match Previews


7 April 2017

Match Previews


7 April 2017

Take a detailed look at AFC Wimbledon, ahead of Saturday's game.

Team News: Rovers are without defender Peter Hartley, who remains sidelined with a long-term injury.

Darrell's View: 'Neal Ardley has done a fantastic job there and they have rebuilt themselves. Like ourselves, they are looking over with five games to go, a real positive position.'

Click HERE to watch Darrell's pre-match thoughts.

Opposition: AFC Wimbledon are currently 13th in SkyBet League One, sitting four places and six points below Rovers. In their last last six outings, AFC Wimbledon have picked up two wins, three defeats and a draw, with the Dons heading into Saturday's game on the back on a defeat at Port Vale last Saturday.

One to Watch - #33 - Lyle Taylor: The twenty-seven-year-old forward is AFC Wimbledon's joint leading goalscorer this season, with thirteen goals in SkyBet League One so far this season.

Now in his second season with the Dons, the striker scored twenty-three goals last season to help AFC Wimbledon gain promotion via the play-offs, with Taylor scoring in both the play-off semi-final and the final.

Taylor hit the ground running this season, scoring nine goals between the start of the season and Christmas, with his goals helping AFC Wimbledon to finish 2016 in 11th position.

To date, the striker averages a goal every 238 minutes and has also contributed five assists this season. In recent weeks the striker has bagged goals in his side's victories over MK Dons and Rochdale.

Last Time Out: Rovers defeated AFC Wimbledon by a 2-0 scoreline when they visited the Mem back in December.

Tickets: Rovers have sold out their allocation of away tickets for the fixture, meaning that there will be no tickets available on the day. Over 750 Rovers fans will make the trip to South London for the game.

Betting: League Sponsors SkyBet offer the following betting preview for Saturday's game.

'Bristol Rovers have won four of their last six games as they look to push towards the top six and they are 6/4 with Sky Bet to get the better of AFC Wimbledon.

The Dons were beaten last time out by Port Vale and can be backed at 9/5 to get back on track with a victory. The draw is trading at 23/10.'

.        clicking here match coverage by LIVE Full match commentary of Rovers game with AFC Wimbledon can be heard through Gas PlayerHD. Supporters can access our Keeping Up With The Game:

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