EFL League One Preview: Matchweek Seven

KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Managers Wally Downes, of AFC Wimbledon and Paul Tisdale of MK Dons share a laugh ahead of kick off in the Carabao Cup First Round match between AFC Wimbledon and Milton Keynes at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on August 13, 2019 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

There is still a number of games this weekend, despite seven sides not playing in Matchweek seven. Here is your EFL League One preview of Matchweek seven.

EFL League One Preview: Matchweek Seven

Key Games

MK Dons v AFC Wimbledon

The ninth fixture between the two sides and there is still just as much friction between the two sides as there was from the first meeting in 2012.

MK Dons have started the better of the two sides in their opening fixtures. They currently lie in 15th, having taken six points from their first five games. However, they have suffered back-to-back defeats in League One, losing 4-0 to Peterborough United and 2-1 away to Accrington Stanley.

Meanwhile, AFC Wimbledon are struggling at the foot of the League One. They are yet to pick up their first win of the season. However, last time out in the league saw them draw 0-0 with high flying Wycombe Wanderers.

The two sides have already met once so far this season. MK Dons beat their rivals on penalties in the first round of the Carabao Cup, with Alex Gilbey scoring the decisive spot-kick.

Doncaster Rovers v Rotherham United

Another derby takes places this weekend in League One, as these two South Yorkshire rivals meet at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Both Doncaster Rovers and Rotherham United are currently lingering in mid-table of League One, although both will be hoping to finish higher up in the division come May. The former are yet to be beaten so far this season in the league, taking eight points from their opening four games.

Rotherham, like their opponents Doncaster, have also only played four games so far this season in League One due to their game against Bury being postponed. The Millers have had a shaky start to life back in League One, winning two games out of four. Last time out saw them conceded a last-minute equaliser at home to Tranmere Rovers.

LWOF Predicts

MK Dons v AFC Wimbledon

A hostile fixture that neither side will want to lose. It is the home side who edge the head-to-head record, however, their inconsistency could cost them in this vital fixture.

MK Dons 2-2 AFC Wimbledon

Doncaster Rovers v Rotherham United

The home side are in a good run of form, with three consecutive wins in all competitions. Manager Darren Moore will be hoping that his side can do enough to fend off Rotherham and edge towards the play-off spots.

Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Rotherham United

Bristol Rovers v Accrington Stanley

The visitors picked up their first win of the season last time out and will be hoping to have a change in fortune. However, Bristol Rovers are yet to lose at home this season, and will see this as a game they have to take three points from.

Bristol Rovers 1-0 Accrington Stanley

Coventry City v Blackpool

Third faces fourth as Coventry City take on Blackpool. Both sides have had similar starts, having both won three games and drawn three. The desperation to maintain their unbeaten runs should see this end in a draw.

Coventry City 1-1 Blackpool

Fleetwood Town v Oxford United

The visitors are struggling at the moment, languishing just one point above the relegation zone. In contrast, the home side sit just outside the play-offs, and a win could see them rise into the automatic promotion places.

Fleetwood Town 3-1 Oxford United

Tranmere Rovers v Gillingham

Gillingham picked up their first win of the season last time out. They will be hoping to make it back-to-back wins as they head to Tranmere.

Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Gillingham

Wycombe Wanderers v Lincoln City

Two of the surprises packages so far this season face off at Adams Park. Wycombe Wanderers were touted as relegation candidates before the start of the season, while nobody expected Lincoln City to start this well. An action-packed afternoon should entail between these two.

Wycombe Wanderers 2-3 Lincoln City

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