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Preview: League One and Two take centre stage

14 November 2020

It's business as usual for Clubs in Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two this weekend, during the international break!

We've picked out just six of the key fixtures to keep an eye out for...


Crewe Alexandra v Peterborough United

The leaders return to action this weekend and will certainly be favourites to pick up three more points, against a Crewe Alexandra side who have lost four of their last five league games. By contrast, Peterborough United have won four of their last five, including a 2-0 win at Bristol Rovers last time out. These sides have had exactly 50 previous meetings, but this will be the first since April 2016, when the Posh ran out 3-0 winners.

Shrewsbury Town v Swindon Town

Two sides in need of a win go head-to-head this weekend, as managerless Swindon Town - who suffered a shock defeat against Darlington in the FA Cup last time out - head to 22nd-placed Shrewsbury Town. Each of the last two league meetings between these sides have ended in a 1-1 draw, but both will no doubt be targeting a maximum return on Saturday, with things looking tight at the bottom of the table.

Plymouth Argyle v Portsmouth

Monday evening brings a huge clash in front of the Sky Sports cameras, with Plymouth Argyle taking on Portsmouth in the 'Dockyard Derby'. There's an added incentive this time around, with the sides sitting eighth and seventh in the table respectively ahead of Saturday's action, meaning a place in the Play-Off spots could well be up for grabs by the time they kick-off. Both sides also come into this clash on the back of a win, making it an excellent match in prospect.


Bolton Wanderers v Salford City

There's an all-North West match-up to look forward to on Sky Sports on Friday evening, as Bolton Wanderers host Salford City and their new manager, Richie Wellens. For Salford, it's a chance to move into the Play-Offs ahead of Saturday's action, while a win for Bolton could see them move up as many as five places in the standings. These two sides have never met in a competitive match, meaning there will be plenty of intrigue ahead of kick-off, but who will come out on top?

Carlisle United v Cheltenham Town

These sides occupy two of the four Play-Off spots in Sky Bet League Two as things stand and will be looking to make a real statement of intent here. Fifth-placed Carlisle United are going well and beat high-flying Newport County in their most recent league match; Cheltenham Town sit a point and a place below them but come into this following defeat at Oldham Athletic. However, both progressed in the FA Cup at the weekend, and will therefore be in confident mood. This looks a tough one to call.

Forest Green Rovers v Mansfield Town

Nigel Clough's reign as Mansfield Town manager got off to the perfect start as the Stags side knocked Sunderland AFC out of the FA Cup at the weekend, and they'll be looking to follow that up with more of the same against Forest Green Rovers. It won't be easy, though; Rovers are currently in the automatic promotion places and have won three of their last four league matches, setting this up to be an interesting clash.

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