The Race To Stay In League One

Last updated : 17 April 2008 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Looking at this weekends fixtures concerning the bottom of League One, it's looking like an incredibly tight end of the season for all concerned at the foot of the table. Luton Town and Port Vale have already gone, but who is going to join them in League Two?

Walsall v AFC Bournemouth
This is never a happy hunting ground for the Cherries, but if they have any ambitions of pulling off a great escape, then this is one they simply have to win. The task is not going to made any easier given that Max Gradel is out of this particular match. AFC Bournemouth are the form side of League One at the moment. PREDICTION: DRAW at best, but fingers crossed for an AWAY WIN!

Bristol Rovers v Gillingham
For the Gills, this is a must win game. History is not on the Gills side though as they have only won away against Bristol Rovers on 8 occassions since they first played each other in the 1920/21 season. Their last victory against the Gas (away) came in 1999 - admittedly, there have not been too many encounters since! The recent Gills away form does not inspire either with no wins in at least the last 6 away games. PREDICTION: HOME WIN

Crewe Alexandra v Cheltenham Town
Neither side have set the League One world alight this season, but recent form would suggest that the Alex will maintain their 100% winning run against Cheltenham Town at Gresty Road - okay, they have only played a handful of matches since Town joined the League. PREDICTION: HOME WIN

Swansea City v Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town, with their run in cannot be discounted as candidates for the drop to League Two. Their trip to Swansea City, followed with a home encounter against Leeds United and then finishing with a trip to Forest make their run in particularly difficult. Swansea City will be more than keen to take a step closer the League One title against struggling Town. PREDICTION: HOME WIN

Millwall v Leeds United
Never an easy tie, not least of all the rivalry between the fans - so fingers crossed for a quiet day in SE London. Although Millwall *should* be safe from the drop, a win against Leeds United would secure their status and not leave them looking over their shoulders come 5pm. However, recent form sides with Leeds United where this one is concerned. PREDICTION: A DRAW at the worst, with an AWAY WIN more likely.