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Sky Bet League One preview: 8-9 March

7 March 2019

There are some huge games in Sky Bet League One this weekend! Here's what's coming up...


After being tipped for relegation at the start of the season Doncaster Rovers find themselves proving everyone wrong by occupying the final Play-Off spot in Sky Bet League One with 12 games to go.

Rovers picked up their first every victory over AFC Wimbledon in League One, when they ran out 2-1 winners back in November 2018.

But the Wombles won their only previous home game against Doncaster, winning 2-0 with goals from Kwesi Appiah and Andy Barcham.


After suffering relegation from the Sky Bet Championship last season, Barnsley went about restructuring their back room staff after the departure of former manager José Morais.

Now-Tykes boss Daniel Stendel has done a superb job at the South Yorkshire outfit, leading them to second in the table, andto 21 games unbeaten at Oakwell.

Accrington Stanley are the visitors on Saturday, looking for revenge on their 2-0 loss at the Wham Stadium in November.


A 508-mile round journey awaits league leaders Luton Town on Saturday as they head south to play   Plymouth Argyle.

The Pilgrims have recaptured some of their form last season, which has seen them pull clear of the relegation by four points as it stands.

However, since Mick Harford’s first League One match back in January, only Barnsley have picked up more points than his Luton side.


It’s fourth v fifth in League One at the weekend with Charlton Athletic taking on Portsmouth in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

A win for the Addicks would move them to within two points of their counterparts, and three points would also see them win three in a row against Pompey for the first time since October 1999.

Away from Fratton Park has not been great viewing for Kenny Jackett, his side have only won one in their last seven on the road.


This weekend’s Sky Bet League One action gets underway on Friday evening, with Burton Albion travelling to the Ricoh Arena to take on Coventry City.

The Brewers won on their last visit to the Ricoh, with goals coming from Calum Butcher and Stuart Beavon in a 2-0 victory.

Third-placed Sunderland will be keen to keep up the pressure on Barnsley in the automatic promotion places with a win over Wycombe Wanderers at the weekend.

Peterborough United got back to winning ways last time out with an impressive 4-2 victory over Wycombe, they travel to second-bottom side Bradford City.

Over 13,000 Seasiders will be hoping Blackpool can make it two wins from two in the league as they entertain Southend United at Bloomfield Road.

Elsewhere, Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town are looking for their fourth consecutive away league win for the first time since joining the EFL back in 2012, they take on Walsall at the Banks’s Stadium.

Attention returns to league action after Bristol Rovers bowed out of the Checkatrade Trophy in a 2-0 Semi-Final defeat to Sunderland at the Memorial Stadium.

The Gas will be looking to make it seven away games unbeaten in all competitions with victory over Scunthorpe United.

Gillingham take on Oxford United and managerless Rochdale welcome Shrewsbury Town to the Crown Oil Arena.

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