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Vital Preview - League 1, 13th-15th April 2017

Vital Preview - League 1, 13th-15th April 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games to start this Easter weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Previous results

Saturday 8th April 2017 - LEAGUE ONE
AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Bristol Rovers 15:00
Bury 0-2 Bradford City 15:00
Charlton Athletic 2-1 Southend United 15:00
Chesterfield 1-0 Port Vale 15:00
Coventry City 1-0 Peterborough United 15:00
Gillingham 1-1 Millwall 15:00
Northampton Town 1-2 Sheffield United 15:00
Oldham Athletic 2-0 Fleetwood Town 15:00
Scunthorpe United 1-0 Bolton Wanderers 15:00
Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Rochdale 15:00
Swindon Town 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons 15:00
Walsall 1-1 Oxford United 15:00

What will happen in this one though? Cast your vote so we know if you think it'll be all smiles or disappointment come the full time whistle.


Thursday 13th April 2017 - LEAGUE ONE
Bury v Rochdale 19:45

Friday 14th April 2017 - LEAGUE ONE
Bradford City v Oxford United 15:00
Chesterfield v Southend United 15:00
Coventry City v Charlton Athletic 15:00
Gillingham v Bristol Rovers 15:00
Millwall v Northampton Town 15:00
Milton Keynes Dons v Scunthorpe United 15:00
Peterborough United v Fleetwood Town 15:00
Port Vale v Sheffield United 15:00
Shrewsbury Town v Walsall 15:00
Swindon Town v AFC Wimbledon 15:00

Saturday 15th April 2017 - LEAGUE ONE
Oldham Athletic v Bolton Wanderers 12:30

Bury have a chance to open up a four point gap between themselves and the bottom four if they - having failed to win in four, including back-to-back defeats - can overcome the visit of Rochdale on Thursday evening. Dale, ninth, are unlikely to make it into the top six but victory at Gigg Lane could move them to within three points of Millwall - who would have a game in hand - with three to play.

A Bradford, joint-third with Fleetwood, victory over Oxford with other results going for the Bantams - who have an impressive home record - would see them secure a play-off place. The U's are going to fall short of this but will still want a positive end to the season - having lost in the final of the EFL Trophy recently.

Chesterfield, almost certain for the drop anyway, could have relegation confirmed if they lose to Southend - looking to end a run of back-to-back defeats that's cost the Shrimpers a top six position - at the Proact Stadium.

Three wins in four has improved Coventry's form but it's too little too late with the bottom-side poised to have relegation confirmed this weekend - staving this off a week ago. Charlton's own League 1 safety is nearly secured, recording a first win in six after three straight defeats last time round. A victory at the Ricoh Arena should just about do it.

Five without a win for Gillingham - including four defeats - sees the Gills just a place and a point above Port Vale, 21st, outside of the bottom four. Bristol Rovers could push them into the relegation zone with a victory - this would also keep alive the Pirates' outside hopes of a top-six finish.

Three without defeat has taken Millwall, sixth, into the fourth and final play-off spot above Southend. If the Lions record a win over visiting Northampton - four without a win - this play-off spot will be retained whatever happens elsewhere.

MK Dons will aim to extend their unbeaten run to five when play-off hopefuls Scunthorpe come to the stadium:mk. The Irons' recent results would suggest a home win - they'll keep a top-six place regardless but defeat could see this cut to a mere point.

A disappointing season for Peterborough sees Posh merely playing for a top 10 finish now, the play-offs are long gone. Fleetwood's automatic promotion bid has faded in recent weeks but the Cod Army, third, still hold a six points advantage over seventh-placed Southend.

Port Vale welcome already prompted Sheffield United to Vale Park hoping to secure the win - a point could be enough - to take them out of the relegation zone. However, the Blades could confirm the League 1 title with a win should Bolton fail to do so on Saturday - basically if they better the Trotters' result (unless both lose) the championship is secured.

Having won for a first time in seven Shrewsbury moved out of the relegation zone. The Shrews, 19th, would remain at least a point above the bottom-four should they manage another three points from the visit of midtable Walsall - without a win in five.

Should Swindon extended their unbeaten run to four - with a third win in this period - it's possible the Robins' goal difference could take them out of the relegation zone. Visitors Wimbledon, 13th, look to avoid a third straight defeat.

Oldham have to wait until Saturday lunchtime to face neighbours Bolton. The Latics, 17th and three above the drop zone heading into the weekend, bid to extend a run of just one defeat in six. A failure to win at Boundary Park and the second-placed Trotters' outside chances of winning the title could be over - the gap between them and the chasing pack could also shrink too, making for a nervy final three games.

It goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result. But will this happen? We'll find out soon enough.

Ahead of the game we're looking for your views on what way you think it will go, which requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you have been given.

However, don't just look also have a say. We don't just want your vote, which you can do to the right; we also want some thoughts and views ahead of the game as well so share these below.


Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday April 13 2017
Time: 10:14AM

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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 45 29 10 6 97 44
2 Bolton 45 24 11 10 83 29
3 Fleetwood 45 23 12 10 81 21
4 Scunthorpe 45 23 10 12 79 24
5 Bradford 45 20 18 7 78 19
6 Millwall 45 19 13 13 70 8
7 Southend 45 19 12 14 69 16
8 Rochdale 45 19 11 15 68 9
9 Oxford 45 19 9 17 66 11
10 Bristol Rovers 45 18 12 15 66 -1
11 Peterborough 45 17 11 17 62 3
12 MK Dons 45 15 13 17 58 -1
13 Walsall 45 14 16 15 58 -4
14 Charlton 45 13 18 14 57 4
15 Wimbledon 45 13 17 15 56 -3
16 Northampton 45 14 10 21 52 -13
17 Oldham 45 12 16 17 52 -13
18 Shrewsbury 45 13 12 20 51 -15
19 Bury 45 13 11 21 50 -11
20 Gillingham 45 12 13 20 49 -20
21 Port Vale 45 12 12 21 48 -25
R Swindon 45 11 11 23 44 -19
R Coventry 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Chesterfield 45 9 10 26 37 -34
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