AFC Wimbledon vs Stevenage – Hosts to continue making history
AFC Wimbledon have already made history by reaching the second round of the FA Cup for the first time and there is every possibility that they will progress further in the competition at the expense of Stevenage.
The hosts have only been in existence for eight years but have already taken giant strides up the football pyramid as they have enjoyed four promotions in this time and currently sit proudly at the head of the Conference.
They have been particularly strong at home this season in their quest to gain another promotion into league football, as they have triumphed on seven occasions from ten games and lost just once.
This form could make them overpriced at 15/8 to beat Stevenage, who themselves were promoted to League Two last season as a result of winning the Conference.
Stevenage have made a steady start to life in the division and have been particularly strong on their travels, losing just three times in ten games.
They are 11/8 to beat AFC Wimbledon and potentially embark on a similar cup run to that they enjoyed in 1998 when reaching the fourth round, before going out to Newcastle.
Goals are likely to be at a premium as both teams have been fairly resolute in defence so far this season, with AFC Wimbledon letting in just eight in ten league games at home.
Meanwhile, Stevenage have conceded six in their nine away outings and just 15 in all of their 18 League Two games.
Therefore a close game is likely to materialise, but with AFC Wimbledon surely recognising that their best chance of qualification comes at home, they can just edge it.
It is 7/1 on AFC Wimbledon to beat Stevenage 1-0, while the same scoreline in favour of the visitors can also be backed at 7/1.
A goalless draw or a 1-1 are the other most likely scenarios and these are available at 8/11 and 11/2 respectively.
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