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Vital Preview - League 1, 17th-18th April 2017

Vital Preview - League 1, 17th-18th April 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games to round off this Easter weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Previous results

Thursday 13th April 2017 - LEAGUE ONE
Bury 0-1 Rochdale 19:45

Friday 14th April 2017 - LEAGUE ONE
Bradford City 1-0 Oxford United 15:00
Chesterfield 0-4 Southend United 15:00
Coventry City 1-1 Charlton Athletic 15:00
Gillingham 3-1 Bristol Rovers 15:00
Millwall 3-0 Northampton Town 15:00
Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Scunthorpe United 15:00
Peterborough United 1-2 Fleetwood Town 15:00
Port Vale 0-3 Sheffield United 15:00
Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Walsall 15:00
Swindon Town 0-0 AFC Wimbledon 15:00

Saturday 15th April 2017 - LEAGUE ONE
Oldham Athletic 1-0 Bolton Wanderers 12:30

What will happen in this one though? Cast your vote so we know if you think it'll be all smiles or disappointment come the full time whistle.

Fixtures

Monday 17th April 2017 - LEAGUE ONE
Sheffield United v Bradford City 12:15
AFC Wimbledon v Peterborough United 15:00
Bristol Rovers v Oldham Athletic 15:00
Charlton Athletic v Gillingham 15:00
Fleetwood Town v Millwall 15:00
Northampton Town v Shrewsbury Town 15:00
Oxford United v Port Vale 15:00
Rochdale v Coventry City 15:00
Scunthorpe United v Chesterfield 15:00
Southend United v Milton Keynes Dons 15:00
Walsall v Swindon Town 15:00

Tuesday 18th April 2017 - LEAGUE ONE
Bolton Wanderers v Bury 20:00

Sheffield United's already secured promotion was followed up by confirmation of the title on Sunday when Bolton were beaten at Oldham, following on from an earlier Blades win. Bradford still have hopes of finishing in the top-two but will have to get a victory at Bramall Lane to keep alive these hopes.

Wimbledon v Peterborough will be a fixture again next season as both will remain in League 1 - the Dons could move above the Posh into 11th if the win at Kingsmeadow.

A Good Friday defeat for Bristol Rovers probably ended their top-six hopes so they'll stay in this division into next season - this is Oldham's aim too, with these chances improved after a victory over Bolton took them six points above the bottom-four.

Charlton should be safe from relegation but an Addicks defeat against visiting Gillingham - four points above the relegation zone and unbeaten in two - could see them dragged back into a dogfight.

Two wins in three has brought Fleetwood back into automatic promotion contention - another against play-off hopefuls Millwall, sixth, could take this potential three-team race down to the wire? The Lions' four game unbeaten run has seen them open up a point advantage over Southend, seventh.

Northampton haven't won in five but still hold a six point lead over the bottom-four. Shrewsbury's two unbeaten has taken them out of the relegation zone up to 19th, two points above Port Vale.

A top-10 finish is what Oxford are looking to secure having slipped out of play-off contention - that would be taken by relegation threatened Port Vale, who are a point from safety after a three game losing run.

With Rochdale six off the play-off zone with three to play a win is a must for Dale to have any chance of finishing in the top-six, which is probably unlikely. Coventry had relegation confirmed on Good Friday so are now playing for pride.

Scunthorpe could have a play-off place secured should they beat Chesterfield - and other results go their way. Anything but a win for the second-bottom Spireites and they'll join Coventry in League 1. However, a victory probably isn't going to be enough ultimately with them nine points from safety and only nine points to play for and an inferior goal difference.

A Southend win and they could move back into the top-six, should Millwall, sixth, fail to collect all three points. MK Dons will look to damage the Shrimpers' hopes with a win to react to a first defeat in six.

Walsall are six without a win ahead of the visit of relegation threatened Swindon. The Robins could move out of the bottom-four if they extend an unbeaten run to five with a victory against the Saddlers.

Having seen the slim title hopes ended on Sunday, Bolton - beaten at Oldham - look to react to keep the Trotters' automatic promotion hopes in their own hands. Bury go to the Macron Stadium aiming to end a three game losing run - the Shakers are five without a win - that would ensure they'll be out of the bottom-four with two to play.

It goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result. But will this happen? We'll find out soon enough.

Ahead of the game we're looking for your views on what way you think it will go, which requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you have been given.

However, don't just look also have a say. We don't just want your vote, which you can do to the right, we also want some thoughts and views ahead of the game as well so share these below.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Sunday April 16 2017
Time: 5:49PM

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2 Bolton 45 24 11 10 83 29
3 Fleetwood 45 23 12 10 81 21
4 Scunthorpe 45 23 10 12 79 24
5 Bradford 45 20 18 7 78 19
6 Millwall 45 19 13 13 70 8
7 Southend 45 19 12 14 69 16
8 Rochdale 45 19 11 15 68 9
9 Oxford 45 19 9 17 66 11
10 Bristol Rovers 45 18 12 15 66 -1
11 Peterborough 45 17 11 17 62 3
12 MK Dons 45 15 13 17 58 -1
13 Walsall 45 14 16 15 58 -4
14 Charlton 45 13 18 14 57 4
15 Wimbledon 45 13 17 15 56 -3
16 Northampton 45 14 10 21 52 -13
17 Oldham 45 12 16 17 52 -13
18 Shrewsbury 45 13 12 20 51 -15
19 Bury 45 13 11 21 50 -11
20 Gillingham 45 12 13 20 49 -20
21 Port Vale 45 12 12 21 48 -25
R Swindon 45 11 11 23 44 -19
R Coventry 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Chesterfield 45 9 10 26 37 -34
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