AFC Wimbledon already have one competitive match under their belt having lost a Carling Cup play-off fixture at Crawley last week but a home clash against Bristol Rovers represents their introduction to life in the football league and they’re the narrowest of favourites at 8/5 with Betfred to hit the ground running by picking up all three points.
The Pirates are also new to League Two this season having been relegated from League One and boss Paul Buckle has made plenty of changes at the Memorial Stadium. Subsequently, Rovers are expected to challenge for promotion this term, although they’re as high as 15/8 () to make a winning start at Kingsmeadow.
The visitors should certainly avoid defeat but with the Dons likely to demonstrate that they can be more than competitive at this level this season, they will be no pushovers on their own patch and the two sides could cancel each other out.
Totesport’s 12/5 posted against the draw looks the best bet then and in what should be a tight affair producing fewer than 2.5 goals (4/5, Stan James), some punters might fancy Blue Square’s 6/1 for it to end one-each.
A better bet however, is one that also keep a goalless encounter onside and bet365 offer 3/1 for a double on the match to be level and also feature under three goals.
Match drawn and under 2.5 goals – 3/1 (bet365)