Date: 12th April 2018 at 6:58pm
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Wycombe Wanderers travel to Yeovil Town on Saturday for their 42nd league game of the season.

The Chairboys were out of action last weekend due to Lincoln City’s involvement in the EFL Trophy final at Wembley.

Their last outing was a crucial 2-1 win over Grimsby Town at Adams Park on Easter Monday.

It was a victory that ensured Gareth Ainsworth’s side would remain in 3rd place despite their 12 day break.

Wanderers are unbeaten in their last 6 games (3 wins & 3 draws) and have now collected 74 points, 15 points more than they had at the same stage last season.

A win over the Glovers on Saturday would confirm the Chairboys’ place in the top seven, guaranteeing them a place in the play offs at worst.

The aim however is automatic promotion, and with nearest rivals Exeter at league leaders Accrington, a win at Huish Park could give Wanderers valuable breathing space going into the last four games.

Ainsworth made four changes to his starting line-up against the Mariners.

Loanee Randell Williams was handed his full league debut, Scott Kashket made his first start of the season, Michael Harriman made his first start in six months, and Dominic Gape returned after recovering from a hamstring strain.

They were preferred to Craig Mackail-Smith and Nathan Tyson who dropped to the bench, while Tafari Moore and Matt Bloomfield both missed out through injury.

Ainsworth has no new injury concerns ahead of this weekend’s trip to Huish Park.

Matt Bloomfield (facial injury) is back in contention but Curtis Thompson (hamstring) remains doubtful.

Anthony Stewart has missed three-and-a-half months with a calf injury but edges closer to a return.

Dan Scarr (ankle ligaments) and Tafari Moore (hamstring) are unlikely to make the squad.

Yeovil Town snatched a share of the spoils with a last-minute equaliser to draw 2-2 at Swindon Town on Tuesday.

The Glovers are now 10 points clear of the relegation zone with two games in hand on 23rd placed Barnet.

They lie 18th in the table with 46 points, exactly the same number of points as they had at the same stage last season.

Their current form is 2 wins 2 draws and 1 defeat in the last 5 games.

Manager Darren Way made four changes to his starting line-up against the Robins, with Bevis Mugabi, Alefe Santos, Oscar Gobern and Otis Khan all handed recalls to the side.

They replaced Jared Bird and Jordan Green who dropped to the bench whilst Ryan Dickson and Francois Zoko were both suspended.

Dickson is available against Wycombe after serving a one-match ban but top scorer Zoko will serve the second of a four-match ban.

Stuart Nelson suffered a wrist injury in midweek which will keep him out for the rest of the season.

The Glovers currently have six loan players on their books and can only name a maximum of five in any matchday squad. Sam Surridge could be the man to miss out as he faces a late fitness test on a hamstring strain.

Nathan Smith, James Bailey, Artur Krysiak, Daniel Alfei and Jake Gray aren`t expected to be fit until next season.

Here are some stats…

Yeovil Home Record…………W 8…..D 4…L 8 – Pts 28 – Ppg 1.40 (Rank-13)

Wycombe Away Record……W 10 – D 6 – L 4 – Pts 36 – Ppg 1.80 (Rank-1)

League positions & comparison with last season

Yeovil (Same number of points)

After 40 games this season the Glovers are 18th with 46 points

After 40 games last season they were 19th with 46 points

Wycombe (15 points better off)

After 41 games this season the Chairboys are 3rd with 74 points

After 41 games last season they were 11th with 59 points

Yeovil’s last five games (All Competitions)

Lg2: Exeter (A)…………………Drew 0-0

Lg2: Colchester (A)……………Won 1-0

Lg2: Coventry (A)………………Won 6-2

Lg2: Luton (H)……………………Lost 0-3

Lg2: Swindon (A)………………Drew 2-2

Wycombe’s last five games (All Competitions)

Lg2: Barnet (A)…………………..Won 2-0

Lg2: Crawley (A)…………………Won 3-2

Lg2: Port Vale (H)………………Drew 0-0

Lg2: Notts County (A)………..Drew 0-0

Lg2: Grimsby (H)………………..Won 2-1

Yeovil Goal Scorers – (All Competitions)

Zoko……………………14 (inc 1 pen)

Surridge……………….11 (inc 2 pens)

Khan……………………10 (inc 3 pens)

Olomola……………….7

Browne………………..5

Fisher…………………..5

Gray…………………….4

Green………………….3

Wing……………………3

Sowunmi……………..2

Smith N……………….2

Bailey………………….1

Barnes…………………1

Davies………………….1

James…………………..1

Mugabi………………..1

Seager…………………1

Smith C………………..1

Whelan………………..1

Own Goals…………..1

Wycombe Goal Scorers – (All Competitions)

Adebayo Akinfenwa………..18

Craig Mackail-Smith………..10

Paris Cowan-Hall…………….8

Luke O’Nien……………………8

Nathan Tyson…………………7

Joe Jacobson…………………..6 (inc 4 pens)

Eberechi Eze…………………..5

Nick Freeman…………………4

Marcus Bean…………………..2

Matt Bloomfield………………2

Sido Jombati……………………2

Sam Saunders…………………2

Josh Umerah…………………..2

Will De Havilland…………….1

Adam El-Abd…………………..1

Michael Harriman…………..1

Scott Kashket………………….1

Dan Scarr………………………..1

Dayle Southwell………………1

Anthony Stewart……………..1

Own Goals………………………1

Wycombe Assists – (All Competitions)

Adebayo Akinfenwa………..15

Craig Mackail-Smith………..8

Nathan Tyson…………………5

Paris Cowan-Hall…………….4

Joe Jacobson…………………..4

Luke O’Nien…………………….4

Nick Freeman………………….3

Dominic Gape…………………3

Michael Harriman…………..3

Sam Saunders…………………3

Matt Bloomfield………………2

Eberechi Eze……………………2

Dan Scarr………………………..2

Scott Brown……………………1

Marcus Bean…………………..1

Adam El-Abd…………………..1

Sido Jombati……………………1

Nathan McGinley…………….1

Jack Williams……………………1

Yeovil Goal Stats (53 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)………..Lg: 55…Cups: 20…Total: 75

Goals Conceded (Total)……Lg: 64…Cups: 14…Total: 78

Goals Scored (Home)………Lg: 27…Cups: 16…Total: 43

Goals Conceded (Home)….Lg: 22…Cups: 10…Total: 32

Clean Sheets……………………Lg: 12…Cups: 4…..Total: 16

Failed to Score…………………Lg: 12…Cups: 3…..Total: 15

Wycombe Goal Stats (48 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)………..Lg: 75…Cups: 9…..Total: 84

Goals Conceded (Total)……Lg: 55…Cups: 14…Total: 69

Goals Scored (Away)………..Lg: 33…Cups: 2…..Total: 35

Goals Conceded (Away)……Lg: 24…Cups: 1…..Total: 25

Clean Sheets……………………Lg:11…Cups: 2…..Total: 13

Failed to Score…………………Lg: 9…..Cups: 2…..Total: 11

Wycombe – miscellaneous stats

Shots on-target (for)………….Lg: 238…Cups: 40…Total: 278

Shots on-target (against)……Lg: 149…Cups: 34…Total: 183

Shots off-target (for)………….Lg: 317…Cups: 53…Total: 370

Shots off-target (against)……Lg: 237…Cups: 40…Total: 277

Corners (for)………………………Lg: 230…Cups: 45…Total: 275

Corners (against)………………..Lg: 190…Cups: 34…Total: 224

Ave possession (for)……………Lg: 51.15%…..Cups: 50.14%

Ave possession (against)……..Lg: 48.85%…..Cups: 49.86%

Shooting comparison (league only)

Yeovil…………….shots on target – 158 (per game: 3.95) – (Rank-17)

Wycombe………shots on target – 238 (per game: 5.80) – (Rank-1)

League Form Guide

All Season

Yeovil………….Pld: 40…W: 12 – D: 10 – L: 18…Pts: 46 – Pts per game: 1.15

Wycombe……Pld: 41…W: 21 – D: 11 – L: 9…..Pts: 74 – Pts per game: 1.80

Last Five league Games

Yeovil………………..DWWLD – 8 points (Rank-9)

Wycombe………WWDDW – 11 points (Rank-4)

Last Five League Games (Home)

Yeovil………………..WWLLL – 6 points (Rank-18)

Last Five League Games (Away)

Wycombe……….DWWWD – 11 points (Rank-2)

First 45 mins v Second 45 mins – Performance Comparison

First 45 mins

Wycombe…….W: 17…D: 14…L: 10…Gf: 35…Ga: 23…Pph: 1.59

Second 45 mins

Wycombe…….W: 15…D: 15…L: 11…Gf: 40…Ga: 32…Pph: 1.46

Discipline *

Yeovil…………….9 Red Cards…81 Yellow Cards

Wycombe………1 Red Card…..81 Yellow Cards

Marcus Bean……………..10 yellow (inc 1 Checkatrade)

Joe Jacobson………………10 yellow

Luke O’Nien……………….7 yellow – 1 red

Scott Brown……………….6 yellow

Adam El Abd………………6 yellow

Paris Cowan-Hall………..5 yellow (inc 1 Checkatrade)

Sam Saunders……………5 yellow

Adebayo Akinfenwa……4 yellow

Matt Bloomfield…………4 yellow

Dominic Gape…………….3 yellow

Sido Jombati………………3 yellows

Craig Mackail-Smith……3 yellow

Dan Scarr…………………..3 yellow (inc 1 Checkatrade)

Anthony Stewart………..3 yellow

Nathan Tyson…………….3 yellow

Dayle Southwell…………2 yellow

Will de Havilland……….1 yellow

Nick freeman……………..1 yellow

Tafari Moore……………..1 yellow

Randell Williams……….1 yellow

From FA website *

Previous Meetings

Since Wycombe entered the Football League there have been 7 wins for Yeovil, 2 for Wycombe and 3 draws.

At Huish Park the tally is 4 wins for the Glovers, 1 for the Chairboys and 1 draw.

2004/05 Lg2: Wycombe 0 Yeovil 1

2004/05 Lg2: Yeovil 1 Wycombe 1

2009/10 Lg1: Yeovil 4 Wycombe 0

2009/10 Lg1: Wycombe 1 Yeovil 4

2011/12 Lg1: Yeovil 1 Wycombe 0

2011/12 Lg1: Wycombe 2 Yeovil 3

2012/13 JPT: Yeovil 2 Wycombe 0

2015/16 Lg2: Yeovil 0 Wycombe 1

2015/16 Lg2: Wycombe 0 Yeovil 0

2016/17 Lg2: Yeovil 1 Wycombe 0

2016/17 Lg2: Wycombe 1 Yeovil 1

2017/18 Lg2: Wycombe 2 Yeovil 1

Boss v Boss

In their managerial careers, Gareth Ainsworth and Darren Way have clashed four times.

The current tally is 1 win for Ainsworth, 1 for Way and 2 draws.

Yeovil’s record last season

Home….W:8…..D:8…..L:7…..GF:25 – GA:24 – Pts:32

Away…..W:3…..D:9…..L:11…GF:24 – GA:40 – Pts:18

Total……W:11…D:17…L:18…GF:49 – GA:64 – Pts:50

Final position: 20th in League Two

Wycombe’s record last season

Home…W:11…D:6….L:6…..GF:29 – GA:21 – Pts:39

Away….W:8…..D:6….L:9…..GF:29 – GA:32 – Pts:30

Total….W:19…D:12…L:15 – GF:58 – GA:53 – Pts:69

Final position: 9th in League Two

The Man In The Middle * late change

Saturday’s referee is now Gavin Ward from Surrey who was promoted to the National List of Referees in 2007.

Earlier this season he took charge of Wycombe’s 2-0 home defeat to Fulham, their 3-1 win at Cambridge and their 2-0 victory at Cheltenham.

During the current campaign he’s issued 4 red and 113 yellow cards in 40 appearances.

Prediction

Yeovil 1 Wycombe 2

 

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