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Sky Bet League One preview: 2 March

28 February 2019

This weekend's fixtures in Sky Bet League One could be crucial for Clubs battling for promotion and against relegation. Scroll down for our preview...


Saturday afternoon sees Doncaster Rovers take on Charlton Athletic, with just five points separating the sides ahead of kick-off. If recent history is anything to go by, we can expect an entertaining encounter, with only one of the previous 11 meetings between the two ending in a draw. Doncaster have scored 31 goals in their last 11 home games, but will have to be wary of Charlton's attacking threat; the Addicks have scored more goals from set pieces han any other side in League One this season.


Luton Town are currently 21 EFL games without defeat, the longest run in the top four divisions of English football. This weekend, they welcome struggling Rochdale to Kenilworth Road, who have conceded four or more goals on nine occasions in league games this season. Keith Hill's men will undoubtedly go into this one as underdogs, but know that victory could lift them out of the drop zone.


Sunderland have taken advantage of Portsmouth and Barnsley's dropped points by winning their last two games, and can leapfrog the Tykes if results go their way this weekend. The Black Cats remain the only side in the top four tiers to have scored in every league games this season, but face a resurgent Plymouth Argyle who netted five goals on their last outing.


Portsmouth will be looking to get back to winning ways in the league when they take on Bradford City this weekend, having drawn each of their last five League One games. They booked their place in the Checkatrade Trophy Final in midweek and remain in the hunt for promotion, while Bradford are winless in four but still just three points from safety.


Despite drawing their last two league games, Barnsley are unbeaten since December, and will hope to keep up with Luton by beating Southend United at Roots Hall. Tykes forward Cauley Woodrow has been in fine form since the turn of the year, scoring six goals so far in 2019, including four in his last four.

Towards the bottom, Shrewsbury Town face AFC Wimbledon, with both sides looking to build on some encouraging recent results. The Shrews have won their last two, and Wimbledon two of their last three, but both remain in need of points - particularly the Dons, who are seven points from safety.

Fleetwood Town are the form team outside of the top six, with three wins from their last four league games, and face Gillingham at Highbury Stadium on Saturday. The Cod Army have a disappointing recent record against the Gills, but victory here could see them put pressure on the sides above them.

One of those teams is Peterborough United, who have won one of their last seven league games but remain in touching distance of the Play-Off places. The Posh welcome Wycombe Wanderers this weekend, who have lost each of their last three in League One, but have scored in 17 consecutive league games against Peterborough.

Two sides with contrasting ambitions for this season go head-to-head at the Memorial Stadium, as Bristol Rovers face Blackpool. The home side's priority will be three points in their battle against the drop, while the visitors will be looking to reignite their Play-Off bid. 

Oxford United are just above Bristol Rovers in the table, two points above the relegation zone, and take on Scunthorpe United. Finally, Burton Albion face Walsall, who are also looking to steer away from trouble, and Coventry City head to Accrington Stanley.

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