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Matchday 28: Sky Bet League Two preview

There are some tasty games in Sky Bet League Two this weekend, which fixture are you most looking forward to?

11 January 2019

There are some huge games at both ends of the table in Sky Bet League Two this weekend, here is what is coming up on Matchday 28...

Battle of the promotion front-runners

2nd meets 3rd as MK Dons make the trip to Greater Manchester to face Ryan Lowe's in-form Bury side at Gigg Lane.

The home side are looking to win three straight League Two games for the second time this season, with the first coming in September, but face somewhat of a 'bogey' side - at least according to previous meetings.

The Dons are unbeaten in their last six EFL visits to Bury, with the home side winning just once in their previous ten meetings in total. 

However, after losing just one of their opening nine league games away, MK Dons have suffered defeat in two of their last three away from Stadium MK... Some encouragement for Bury?

The race for League Two survival

From top to bottom, a potentially pivotal fixtures takes place at Meadow Lane as Neal Ardley's Notts County welcome Cambridge United.

The home side sit bottom of the EFL as things stand, with the U's just three places higher. However, Cambridge have struggled on the road so far this season, losing their last five games in the league.

County have an astonishing 30 fewer points than at the same stage last season, and part of that has come thanks to their inability to hold the advantage. They have dropped 22 points from winning positions so far this season, the most in the division.

Play-Off's calling...

We've been to the automatic promotion chasers, the sides fighting for survival - now it is the turn of the teams hovering in and around the Play-Off picture.

Forest Green Rovers have been impressive all season, currently occupying sixth position, whilst Oldham Athletic have overcome distractions of the pitch to remain in the running in 10th place.

The visitors have generally travelled well, only losing once in their previous six away fixtures, whilst Oldham are looking to win four straight matches in all competitions for the first time since October 2017.

League Two leaders on the road...

Danny Cowley's Lincoln City face a difficult away trip to Swindon Town tomorrow afternoon looking to extend the four point lead they currently hold at the top of the standings.

The Imps have built magnificently on an overall positive first campaign back in the EFL last season - they currently have eight more points than they did at the same stage in 2017/18, which is in fact their best return in the EFL since 1982/83.

Swindon have lost their last two home fixtures by the same single goal scoreline, so expect another tight affair at the County Ground on Matchday 28.

Around the grounds

Exeter City host Morecambe tomorrow afternoon having lost just once in ten previous meetings with the Shrimpers. In fact, the away side have won just one of the last seven away matches against the Exiles in League Two.

Fourth-placed Mansfield Town, who are unbeaten in their last eight League Two matches at home, face 20th placed Yeovil Town, who themselves are winless in their last ten.

Elsewhere, Carlisle United are looking to win a seventh straight league game for only the second time in their history when they travel to Northampton Town, and Sol Campbell's Macclesfield Town make the trip to Grimsby Town, whose manager Michael Jolley has just been named the Manager of the Month in League Two for December.

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