Live on Skysports 1: Mon 12.15: AFC Wimbledon are 11/5 () but could upset the odds against Oxford in League Two.
AFC Wimbledon have slipped quickly down the League Two table having registered three draws and six defeats in their last nine outings and they’re 11/5 outsiders as they welcome Oxford to Kingsmeadow.
The U’s, fresh from a 2-0 triumph over Northampton a week ago, are just 7/5 with Ladbrokes to inflict further misery on the Dons but this could be the match that sees Wimbledon get back to winning ways and as they’re outsiders, that gives punters the chance to replenish the depleted Christmas coffers at big prices.
Terry Brown’s side threatened a reversal of fortunes last weekend, dominating for long periods and missing a host of chances at a decent Rotherham side so back on home soil they can turn that form into three points against an Oxford team whose away record is nothing to write home about.
Stan James price the hosts at 15/4 to shade it by one and Totesport post a massive 10/1 against a 2-1 Dons triumph and while both bets tempt, it could be worth siding with an individual player, especially given Wimbledon’s form.
Striker Jack Midson is the home side’s top scorer this term having bagged nine league goals and determined to impress against his former club, the Dons front man is hard to resist at 6/1 (Betfred) to break the deadlock.
Elsewhere in the fourth tier, enticing wagers are hard to come by. Leaders Crawley should get the better of Gillingham but their opponents are strong enough to make Coral’s 8/13 look a touch risky while Southend (7/4, bet365) and Cheltenham (6/4, Sportingbet) both face tricky clashes against Aldershot and Shrewsbury respectively.
The other team that stands out on the coupon then are 10/11 favourites Bristol Rovers, who can worsen struggling Plymouth’s poor away record by beating the Pilgrims at the Memorial Stadium. Doubling the Pirates up with AFC Wimbledon pays at over 5/1 via .
Jack Midson to score first for Wimbledon – 6/1 (Betfred)
AFC Wimbledon and Bristol Rovers to win – 5/1 ()