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David Prutton's EFL predictions
Last Updated: 11/11/17 8:39pm
David Prutton returns with his predictions ahead of this weekend's Sky Bet EFL matches...
But who is our resident expert tipping for victory? Read on to find out...
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Doncaster v Rotherham, Saturday 12.30pm - Live on Sky Sports Football
Always nice to have a South Yorkshire derby on the telly on a Saturday! This should be a cracking game at the Keepmoat between two sides who usually know where the goal is.
Doncaster's inconsistency this season has hindered their progress, and while Rotherham have been on a bit of a bad run in the league of late, I fancy them to get back to winning ways here.
Prutton predicts: 1-2 with Kieffer Moore to score first (25/1 with Sky Bet)
AFC Wimbledon v Peterborough, Sunday 2.30pm - Live on Sky Sports Football
Have AFC Wimbledon found their level in Sky Bet League One? After years of upwards progression, this seems to be the first time in a while that they may have taken a backwards step.
If things don't improve quickly then Neal Ardley's side will find themselves in a relegation battle and Peterborough should have too much firepower for them on Sunday.
Prutton predicts: 1-3 with Marcus Maddison to score first (105/1 with Sky Bet)
Blackpool v Portsmouth, Saturday 3pm
Now this is an interesting one. Both of these sides are on a bit of a dip and have fallen down the table. Neither are likely to be in a relegation battle at the end of the season and this should be an entertaining affair as they both push for three points.
Blackpool have been very good at home all season, though, and this should be a home win.
Prutton predicts: 2-0 (12/1 with Sky Bet)
Bradford v Plymouth, Saturday 3pm
Bradford's home form has been somewhat indifferent this season, which is a surprise considering the fantastic support they get there every week. This should be a banker, though, as they host the team bottom of the league with just one win on the road all season.
Plymouth are on a little bit of an upwards curve and they're unbeaten in four in the league, but three of those games have been draws and they need to turn more of those into wins if they're going to get out of this. I have to back Bradford here.
Prutton predicts: 2-0 (7/1 with Sky Bet)
MK Dons v Fleetwood, Saturday 3pm
Fleetwood have slipped away from the play-offs a little in the last couple of weeks following a poor recent run that has seen them pick up just a single win in their last five games, but that's still better than the recent form of MK Dons, who have won none in that time!
It should be a tense affair in Milton Keynes, and I can't see there being more than a single goal in it either way. It's tough to call, but I think Fleetwood will just about edge it.
Prutton predicts: 0-1 (15/2 with Sky Bet)
Oxford v Northampton, Saturday 3pm
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink looks like he's finally got Northampton back on the up with a couple of wins in a row, and it will be interesting to see if they can turn that into a run when they visit the Kassam Stadium.
Oxford look to be lacking a little bit of confidence lately, and while the league table suggests this should be a home win, I reckon this will be a draw.
Prutton predicts: 1-1 (11/2 with Sky Bet)
Coventry v Mansfield, Saturday 3pm
Mansfield's form is becoming a bit of a problem. No wins in their last five in the league has seen them drop right out of contention for the play-offs and Steve Evans will be desperate to turn things around quickly.
It's hard to see that happening on Saturday, however. Coventry are ticking along nicely and I fancy them to pick up another three points.
Prutton predicts: 2-1 (15/2 with Sky Bet)
Swindon v Chesterfield, Saturday 3pm
Fifth in Sky Bet League Two hosts bottom of the table, and under normal circumstances you'd have to have this as a home banker. That doesn't quite tell the whole story, though, and Chesterfield have been improving gradually under Jack Lester.
A win at Crawley was followed by a slightly unfortunate defeat at Cambridge and a creditable home draw against Carlisle, and I feel as though a slight shock could be on the cards here.
Prutton predicts: 1-2 (12/1 with Sky Bet)