Saturday Select #33

This Saturday sees the last games of the League season being played out in the Football League’s Championship and League Two whilst League One matches are scheduled to kick off on Sunday with MK Dons and Preston battling it out for automatic promotion and a whole host of clubs that are scrapping to avoid relegation. The Championship and League Two are more cut and dried but the race for the league title is still on in both divisions.

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Brentford v Wigan

Brentford will need to win and also need Derby to lose at home to Reading to secure a playoff spot. They have not been playing well at Griffin Park though of late. The Bees have not won in their last four home games. A 2-0 win at Reading last Saturday was their first win in 5 games.

Added to their poor home form is the fact that they have struggled to beat Wigan in recent history. Wigan are unbeaten in the last five meetings between the two clubs having won three of them.

However Wigan are already relegated and are in poor form. They have only won once in their last 8 games. They are also set to field a team with youngsters as they have a depleted squad so Brentford should be able to claim a win in this match.

Wolves v Millwall

Wolves are still fighting to make the playoffs. They are in eighth position just two points off Derby County in sixth. However they would need Derby to lose and Brentford not to win which seems very unlikely. Nonetheless with home advantage at Molineux, the Wolves fans will be demanding that Kenny Jackett ensures his playing staff is determined to win against his old club.

Millwall will be massively deflated after being condemned to relegation in midweek after Rotherham United picked up a win. The assembled squad just hasn’t been good enough for the rigors of the Championship this season.

MK Dons v Yeovil

MK dons sit in third position in the league table just one point off Preston going into the final game of the season. They therefore need to win and hope Preston draw or lose in order to clinch the automatic promotion spot.

Manager Karl Robinson and his charges will know that Preston have a tough match away against a Colchester side that are fighting for their survival so have every incentive to ensure that they take all 3 points from this fixture against the Glovers.

Yeovil are already relegated and therefore have nothing meaningful to fight for. This match sees the best attacking side in the division up against the one of the worst teams at defending.

MK Dons have rattled in 96 goals so far this season and in their last 4 matches – all of which they have won- they have averaged an impressive 4 goals per game. Meanwhile Yeovil on the other end of the spectrum have conceded as many as 70 goals so far this season.

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