Match Preview: v AFC Wimbledon (H) Match Preview: v AFC Wimbledon (H)
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Match Preview: v AFC Wimbledon (H)

Here we take a look ahead to the Saddlers' League Two meeting with AFC Wimbledon.
Don't forget to join us across our social media channels where we'll bring you all the matchday build-up, in-game updates, and post-match reaction as the Saddlers play host to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday afternoon.

PRE-MATCH NEWS

Michael Flynn's Saddlers arrive at the match on the back of a much-needed though unexpected victory over Northampton Town, a victory which snapped a lengthy run of winless games and gave the faithful a little bit of hope.

Scoring the only goal of the game, on-loan Mansfield Town man Danny Johnson moved himself to the brink of double figures as he guided his hopefully not-too-temporary team to victory.

Along with the win came a clean sheet as the Saddlers showed plenty of determination to deny their in-form visitors, who saw a winning streak halted at the hands of the Reds.

Saturday's opponents also arrive at the match with a victory as momentum as a winless run of their own was ended with a narrow 2-1 triumph over fellow strugglers Colchester United, a result which helped the Saddlers edge ever so slightly away from danger.

FORM IN FIVE

Here is how Michael Flynn's Saddlers and visitors AFC Wimbledon have fared in their last five games in Sky Bet League Two.

WALSALL
AFC WIMBLEDON
DLLDW
LLLDW

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Saddlers and Dons have met on just six occasions, and it's all-square in terms of Head-to-Head with each side winning three times.

The first meeting took place at Bescot Stadium on Saturday, 6th August 2016, and saw Walsall win by three-goals-to-one as Erhun Öztümer and Simeon Jackson, who netted a brace, got their names on the scoresheet.

Wimbledon's goal came via the penalty spot as Lyle Taylor slipped the ball past Neil Etheridge from the spot in the last minute of normal time.

THE LAST TIME WE MET

The two sides most recently met on Tuesday, 12th February 2019 in a League One match which was separated by Steve Seddon's second-half goal as Dean Keates' Saddlers slipped to a frustrating defeat.

MATCH OFFICIALS

The EFL confirmed that Adam Herczeg, who is based in Durham, will be the man in the middle, whilst Billy Smallwood and Peter Gooch have been named assistant referees. Nik Barnard will act as Fourth Official.

GAMES
OFFICIATED
8
YELLOW
CARDS
RED
CARDS
19
2
PENALTIES
AWARDED
1

CATCH THE MATCH

If you're not planning on going to the game you can catch the match via the club's in-house service - iFollow Walsall - which takes you through the highs and lows of every Saddlers game.

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