SATURDAY BANKER DOUBLE
SATURDAY BANKER DOUBLE
- 16:00 Sat: Blackburn v AFC Wimbledon England / League 1 Tip: 1 Odds:-149
- 16:00 Sat: Wigan v Bristol Rovers England / League 1 Tip: 1 Odds:-133
BLACKBURN ROVERS began life in League One with consecutive defeats, although Tony Mowbray refused to panic and the Lancashire side are now starting to click into gear.
Rovers sit tenth in the table after four straight wins and we’re likely to see them climb higher by beating a Wimbledon side who are twentieth in the division and could be set for a season of struggle.
The Dons have lost two of their three away matches and have to compete against clubs in this division with a generally bigger budget than themselves. This certainly applies to a team who have previously been a top-flight entity.
Marcus Antonsson has found the net in consecutive games, with Danny Graham being kept out of the team at the moment, while Rovers have now kept three consecutive clean sheets and it’s hardly a surprise considering Charlie Mulgrew is marshalling the defence.
We’re expecting a solid win for Blackburn and that would be a fifth consecutive victory as Rovers look to illustrate that their stay in the third tier will be a short one.
Wigan Athletic are also looking to make an immediate return to the Championship and it’s been a yo-yo few seasons for a club who have been relegated twice in the past three seasons.
In between, the Latics have enjoyed automatic promotion although it now falls to Paul Cook to steer them back up the table, with the home side likely to get the better of a Bristol Rovers side who simply don’t look the same team without Bob Taylor.
Wigan smashed Bury 4-1 at home earlier in the campaign and they enjoyed a 3-0 midweek win at Charlton. Gavin Massey is the man surprisingly finding the net at the moment, with the former Leyton Orient player scoring twice at The Valley.
Nick Powell and Will Grigg mean that Wigan are always capable of scoring goals, with Rovers having already lost two on the road this season.
Seven goals have been conceded by the visitors in the past three games and The Gas don’t seem capable of shutting up shop, with only one clean sheet and that came in a League Cup match against Fulham.