League Two Preview: March 17

Games are coming thick and fast now in League Two and there are 11 games on Tuesday, with one more also on Wednesday. Here is your League Two Preview:

Tuesday 17th March 

Wycombe Wanderers vs Accrington Stanley 

Wycombe moved up to 2nd following last weeks victory over Shrewsbury, and the Chairboys will look to move level on points with league two leaders Burton as the Brewers don’t play until Wednesday night. Wycombe are unbeaten in five games, and host an Accrington side who are without a win in four.

Morcambe vs Shrewsbury Town 

Shrewsbury will be looking to bounce back from Saturdays defeat to Wycombe when they travel to Morcambe. The Shrimps have lost their last three home games, including Saturdays defeat to bottom club Hartlepool, and slipped to 14th as a result. As for the Shrews, they’ve lost three of their previous six games in the league, and are now five points behind league leaders Burton in 3rd.

York City vs Bury 

Bury will look to move back into 4th spot when they travel to York. Southend, who currently sit 4th, don’t play until Wednesday night, so the Shakers could move above them with a win. Losing just one game in their previous six, you could fancy the visitors for this game, but York are currently unbeaten in three home games. York have won just three times at Bootham Crescent thus season, and are only three points from safety.

Newport County vs Luton Town 

Two sides with promotion ambitions but have fallen short of late meet at Rodney Parade. Newport County are without a home win in five games following Saturdays defeat, and have slipped out of the playoffs in recent weeks. Luton too are in danger of moving the wrong way in the top seven, as they’ve lost their last three games, in addition their last four away games also. Less than a month ago, Luton had the chance to move into the top three but failed to take advantage, and are now seven points off the automatic promotion places in 6th.

Dagenham and Redbridge vs Plymouth Argyle 

Plymouth travel to Dagenham on Tuesday with both sides needing the victory for different reasons. Plymouth occupy the final play-off place, and will look to consolidate that with three other sides three points or less behind them. As for the Daggers, they remain eight points from safety, so they should be OK, but will need a few more points to confirm that.

Exeter City vs Stevenage 

Stevenage are the leagues in-form side, and are unbeaten in seven as they prepare to travel to Exeter. Exeter too are unbeaten in three, with both sides hoping to achieve a play-off result come the end of the season. Stevenage are level on points with Plymouth, whilst Exeter are six points off the playoffs before kick-off.

Northampton Town vs Carlisle United 

Northampton look to pursue their play-off ambitions and record their seventh successive home win when Carlisle visit Sixfields. Cobblers have put an impressive home run in and are just three points off the playoffs. As for Carlisle, they remain perilously close to the drop and are without a win in three games.

Portsmouth vs Cheltenham Town 

Cheltenham remain too close for comfort to the drop as they prepare to travel to Portsmouth. Pompey have lost just once in 10 games and are unbeaten in five at Fratton Park, a run that sees them sit comfortably in mid-table, but the Robins have failed to win in three as they look to avoid the drop this season.

Mansfield Town vs A.F.C Wimbledon 

Wimbledon go into this game without an away win in seven following their defeat at Exeter on Saturday, but Mansfield still could do with a few more points if they’re to avoid the drop. Mansfield lost to Bury on Saturday, so will be interesting to see how both sides pick themselves up.

Cambridge United vs Tranmere Rovers 

Cambridge face a Tranmere side who sit in the relegation zone prior to kick off following five straight defeats. Cambridge have picked up two points in their last two games against Shrewsbury and Stevenage respectively, with late equalizers in both. Tranmere must begin to notch up some points if they’re to avoid relegation this season, and they have lost their last four games on the road.

Oxford United vs Hartlepool United 

Bottom club Hartlepool travel to Oxford this Tuesday to face a U’s side that are unbeaten in five games at the Kassam Stadium. Hartlepool claimed just their third away win of the season on Saturday, and will be looking to make it back to back away wins for the first time as they aim to avoid the drop.

Wednesday 18th March 

Burton Albion vs Southend United 

Burton Albion may be knocked off top spot by the time this game kicks off, and if so they’ll be looking to regain first place immediately. They host a Southend side who are unbeaten in four and sit comfortably in the playoffs in 4th place. Both sides will be aware defeat could prove costly, so a win will be on both teams agenda.

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