AFC Wimbledon vs Sutton United Match Analysis & Prediction
22/11/2022 10:45 pm
League Two rivals AFC Wimbledon and Sutton United will be vying for a spot in the third round of the EFL Trophy on Tuesday at the Cheery Red Records Stadium in London.
The hosts lost their last group game to Portsmouth on penalties, while the visitors beat Oxford United 2-0 in their final match to finish second behind Chelsea U21.
After missing out on the second round of this competition a season ago, Wimbledon have a shot at redemption on Tuesday, having suffered a 1-0 defeat at Sutton United in the group stage in 2021-22, eliminating them from the event.
Following their relegation from League One last season, the Dons brough in Johnnie Jackson as head coach, a former defender with plenty of experience playing in the lower tiers of English football.
Since November, Wimbledon have shown more structure and orgainisation along the backline, allowing a goal or fewer in their six games played this month.
They have suffered just one defeat at home across all competitions since October, though that defeat did come against Sutton United when they managed to fire just one shot on target in the middle of last month.
Meanwhile, Matt Gray saw his Sutton side end a five-game winless run across all competitions by beating Rochdale 1-0 on Saturday.
Sutton have been poor in front of goal in recent occasions, failing to score in their last three games across all competitions before their narrow victory over the weekend.
Domestically, the Amber and Chocolates have managed to collect just five points so far this season away from home, conceding multiple goals in four matches.
Sutton made it into the final of this competition for the first time in 2021-22, winning three of their four elimination matches on penalties before falling to Rotherham United 4-2 after extra time.
AFC Wimbledon vs. Sutton United Head to head
These two teams have previously met on just four occasions across three competitions, where Sutton United have claimed three victories while they have drawn once. Sutton have scored five goals and conceded just one in the process.
07/01/2017Sutton United0AFC Wimbledon0FA Cup
17/01/2017AFC Wimbledon1Sutton United3FA Cup
09/11/2021Sutton United1AFC Wimbledon0EFL Trophy
15/10/2022AFC Wimbledon0Sutton United1League Two
22/11/2022AFC WimbledonN/ASutton UnitedN/AEFL Trophy
AFC Wimbledon Team News
Goals from Ayoub Assal and Ethan Chislett helped Wimbledon to a 2-0 victory over Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, as Nik Tzanev collected his third clean sheet in his last four appearances.
Assal, Isaac Ogundere, Harry Pell, Ryley Towler, Josh Davison and Paris Maghoma all played the full 90 minutes on Saturday.
AFC Wimbledon's Last 5 Matches
05/11/2022Weymouth1AFC Wimbledon1FA Cup
08/11/2022AFC Wimbledon2Leyton Orient0League Two
12/11/2022Salford City0AFC Wimbledon0League Two
15/11/2022AFC Wimbledon3Weymouth1FA Cup
19/11/2022Tranmere Rovers0AFC Wimbledon2League Two
Sutton United Team News
Will Randall scored the only goal for Sutton United on Saturday, as Jack Rose made three saves to preserve the shutout, while captain Craig Eastmond had the only strike in the victory over Wimbledon on October.
On Sartuday, Gray lined up the same XI that he had against Bradford City.
Sutton United's Last 5 Matches
25/10/2022Northampton Town2Sutton United2League Two
29/10/2022Stockport County3Sutton United0League Two
05/11/2022Sutton United0Farnborough2FA Cup
12/11/2022Sutton United0Bradford City2League Two
19/11/2022Sutton United1Rochdale0League Two
AFC Wimbledon vs. Sutton United: Odds and Predictions
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