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Vital Preview - League 1, 22nd April 2017

Vital Preview - League 1, 22nd April 2017

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

Previous results

Monday 17th April 2017 - LEAGUE ONE
Sheffield United 3-0 Bradford City 12:15
AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Peterborough United 15:00
Bristol Rovers 1-0 Oldham Athletic 15:00
Charlton Athletic 3-0 Gillingham 15:00
Fleetwood Town 1-0 Millwall 15:00
Northampton Town 1-1 Shrewsbury Town 15:00
Oxford United 2-0 Port Vale 15:00
Rochdale 2-0 Coventry City 15:00
Scunthorpe United 3-1 Chesterfield 15:00
Southend United 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons 15:00
Walsall 1-0 Swindon Town 15:00

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

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

Saturday 22nd April 2017 - LEAGUE ONE
Bradford City v AFC Wimbledon 15:00
Bury v Northampton Town 15:00
Chesterfield v Charlton Athletic 15:00
Coventry City v Walsall 15:00
Gillingham v Fleetwood Town 15:00
Millwall v Oxford United 15:00
Milton Keynes Dons v Sheffield United 15:00
Oldham Athletic v Rochdale 15:00
Peterborough United v Bristol Rovers 15:00
Port Vale v Bolton Wanderers 15:00
Shrewsbury Town v Southend United 15:00
Swindon Town v Scunthorpe United 15:00

Bradford, which is already highly probable anyway, will secure a top-six place - and could keep alive slim hopes of an automatic finish too with a victory over Wimbledon. The midtable Dons haven't won in four - a point for City will definitely confirm this play-off spot.

Six without a win for Bury, 20th, means the Shakers are just two points above the relegation zone before the visit of Northampton to Gigg Lane. Northampton, League 2 champions last season - but also without a win in six - are already secured a place in League 1 next season.

Second-bottom Chesterfield had relegation confirmed over Easter - they are now battling with Coventry to avoid the bottom-placed finish, not that it make too much difference. Three without defeat - including two wins - has ensured Charlton aren't going to join the Spireites in League 2.

Coventry could move off the bottom of the league if they avoid defeat against Walsall. However, the Sky Blues are going down to the bottom tier of professional football regardless.

Gillingham can't drop into the bottom-four but would virtually secure their League 1 status with a win over promotion chasing Fleetwood. But the Cod Army, third, head to Priestfield knowing victory could take them above Bolton into the second automatic position.

Despite defeat last time round Millwall, sixth, managed to cling onto the fourth and final play-off place. If the Lions are beaten by Oxford - who can't make it into the top-six - there's a good chance they'll drop out heading into the final game next weekend.

MK Dons become the latest side looking to end - already promoted and crowned champions - Sheffield United's winning run. A sixth straight win at the stadium:mk and the Blades will go into the final game knowing another would take them to 100 points for the season.

If Oldham can bounce back from a defeat last time round the Latics could be all but mathematically certain of avoiding the drop. However, Rochdale head to Boundary Park knowing they have to win in order to take their bid for a top-six finish to the final day.

The season can't end soon enough for Peterborough now with Posh set to take stock an go again next term. A Bristol Rovers win would take them into the final game with a chance of finishing in the top-six… if Millwall, Southend and Rochdale all fail to win.

Port Vale will have a game in hand but still need to end a four game losing run if they're to climb out of the relegation zone. Bolton, second, are without a win in three but could lose the second automatic spot if they are beaten for a third time in four.

The superior goal difference would see Shrewsbury stay out of the bottom-four regardless but the Shrews would sooner extend their three game unbeaten run to keep survival in their own hand from a visit of promotion chasing Southend. The Shrimpers, seventh, will definitely take a top-six bid to their final game of the season with a victory at Greenhous Meadow.

Swindon could be relegated if beaten by promotion chasing Scunthorpe. The Robins need the points really or they could be left with too much to do on the final game with the Iron knowing a fourth straight win might be enough to take their top-two hopes into the final day?

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:Friday April 21 2017
Time: 9:30AM

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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
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