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Preview: Chesterfield v Wycombe

Preview:  Chesterfield v Wycombe


Wycombe Wanderers travel to Chesterfield on Tuesday for their 33rd league game of the season.


The league table currently shows Wycombe in 2nd place with 56 points from 32 games and Chesterfield in top-spot with 62 points from 33 games

Chesterfield Home Record...Won 10 - Drawn 3 - Lost 3 - Pts 33 (Rank-1)

Wycombe's Away Record......Won 7 - Drawn 4 - Lost 4 - Pts 25 (Rank-3)


The Blues followed up an impressive 4-1 victory over Burton with a hard fought 1-0 win at Macclesfield to put a three-match losing streak behind them and restore confidence ahead of their first ever trip to Chesterfield's new stadium.

Yes, two wins in a row have raised expectations again and although the Wycombe fans would be happy with any form of promotion, they will be eyeing this game as an opportunity to throw the title race wide open.

As unlikely as it seemed only a week ago, victory on Tuesday would put the Blues just three points behind the Spireites with a game in hand and further dent the confidence of a Chesterfield side who have won only 3 of their 10 games since the turn of the season.

They may have the best home-record in the division but Chesterfield have only played one top-seven side at the b2net so far this season, and after facing Wycombe on Tuesday they still have Rotherham, Bury, Port Vale and Gillingham to come before the end of the campaign.

The Spireites won at Adams Park on 16th October mainly due to the deadly finishing of Craig Davies, but there was very little in it, and the Blues will believe they can reverse the result this week.

That victory over Wycombe took Chesterfield to the top of the table where they've remained for over four months. It's not easy being the runaway leaders as the Blues discovered in 2009, and the Spireites' recent results - including a 2-0 setback at home to Morecambe on Saturday - could reflect the pressure they're under to stay there.

One possible stumbling block to a Wycombe victory is their lack of central-defenders. Who lines up against the division's top-scorers on Tuesday is anyone's guess. Dave Winfield was sent off on Saturday and is now suspended. Rob Kiernan went off injured, Chris Westwood wasn't deemed fit enough for a place on the bench, Alan Bennett was missing through illness and Leon Johnson was inexplicably left out altogether.


Chesterfield's last five games (All Competitions)

LG2: Burton (A)...............Lost 0-1

LG2: Bury (A)................Drew 1-1

LG2: Lincoln (A)..............Won 2-0

LG2: Bradford (A)...........Won 1-0

LG2: Morecambe (H)........Lost 0-2



Wycombe's last five games (All Competitions)

LG2: Bradford (A)............Lost 0-1

LG2: Southend (A)...........Lost 2-3

LG2: Accrington (H)..........Lost 1-2

LG2: Burton (H)...............Won 4-1

LG2: Macclesfield (A).......Won 1-0



Chesterfield Goal Stats (38 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)..........Lg: 60...Cups: 8...Total: 68

Goals Conceded (Total)......Lg: 37...Cups: 8...Total: 45

Goals Scored (Home).........Lg: 39...Cups: 1...Total: 40

Goals Conceded (Home).....Lg: 24...Cups: 2...Total: 26

Clean Sheets.....................Lg: 10...Cups: 1...Total: 11



Wycombe Goal Stats (38 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)...........Lg: 47...Cups: 11...Total: 58

Goals Conceded (Total).......Lg: 36...Cups: 11...Total: 47

Goals Scored (Away)..........Lg: 20...Cups: 4.....Total: 24

Goals Conceded (Away)......Lg: 17...Cups: 1.....Total: 18

Clean Sheets.....................Lg: 11...Cups: 1.....Total: 12



Chesterfield's Top Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Craig Davies............17

Danny Whitaker........12 (inc 7 pens)

Jack Lester...............10

Dean Smalley............8

Scott Boden...............4

Dwayne Mattis...........4

Dean Morgan.............3

Drew Talbot...............3

One other players has scored two goals.

Four other players have each scored one goal.



Wycombe's Top Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Scott Rendell..........12 (inc 6 pens)

Gareth Ainsworth......8

Andy Sandell............7

Kevin Betsy..............6

Stuart Beavon...........5

Ben Strevens............5

Matt Bloomfield.........3

Lewis Montrose.........3

Four other players have each scored two goals.

One other player has scored one goal



Chesterfield Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Craig Davies...........58 on-target...69 off-target...3 against woodwork

Danny Whitaker......18 on-target...25 off-target...1 against woodwork

Jack Lester.............18 on-target...23 off-target...0 against woodwork



Wycombe Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Kevin Betsy............17 on-target...38 off-target...2 against woodwork

Gareth Ainsworth....18 on-target...29 off-target...3 against woodwork

Stuart Beavon........19 on-target...21 off-target...2 against woodwork



Shooting (Club) - League Games Only

Chesterf'ld..171 on target...188 off target.....9 against w'work (Rank-5)

Wycombe....136 on target...181 off target...12 against w'work (Rank-13)



Most Assists

Chesterf'ld......Talbot & Whitaker...9

Wycombe..............Kevin Betsy.....6



League Form Guide

All Season


Chesterf'ld...Pld: 33...W: 17...D: 11...L: 5...Pts: 62...Pts per game: 1.88

Wycombe.....Pld: 32...W: 16...D: 8....L: 8...Pts: 56...Pts per game: 1.75



First-half of the season

Chesterf'ld...Pld: 23...W: 14...D: 6...L: 3...Pts: 48...Pts per game: 2.09

Wycombe.....Pld: 23...W: 11...D: 7...L: 5...Pts: 40...Pts per game: 1.74



Second-half of the season

Chesterf'ld....Pld: 10...W: 3...D: 5...L: 2...Pts: 14...Pts per game: 1.40

Wycombe......Pld: 9....W: 5...D: 1...L: 3...Pts: 16...Pts per game: 1.78



Last Five league Games

Chesterf'ld......LDWWL - 7 points (Rank-13)

Wycombe........LLLWW - 6 points (Rank-14)



Last Five League Games (Home)

Chesterf'ld.....WWDDL - 8 points (Rank-10)



Last Five League Games (Away)

Wycombe.......LWLLW - 6 points (Rank-10)



Against Top Half Opposition

Chesterf'ld....Pld: 14...Pts: 26...Pts per game: 1.85...(Rank-1)

Wycombe.....Pld: 14...Pts: 21...Pts per game: 1.50...(Rank-3)



Against Bottom Half Opposition

Chesterf'ld....Pld: 19...Pts: 36...Pts per game: 1.89...(Rank-4)

Wycombe.....Pld: 18...Pts: 35...Pts per game: 1.94...(Rank-3)



Previous Meetings

In 24 previous meetings there have been 11 wins for Wycombe, 8 wins for Chesterfield and 5 draws.

In Chesterfield there have been 4 wins for Wycombe, 6 for the Spireites and 1 draw.

1993/94 LG2: Chesterfield 2 Wycombe 3

1995/96 LG1: Chesterfield 3 Wycombe 1

1996/97 LG1: Chesterfield 4 Wycombe 2

1997/98 LG1: Chesterfield 1 Wycombe 0

1998/99 LG1: Chesterfield 2 Wycombe 0

1999/00 LG1: Chesterfield 1 Wycombe 2

2001/02 LG1: Chesterfield 0 Wycombe 1

2002/03 LG1: Chesterfield 4 Wycombe 0

2003/04 LG1: Chesterfield 2 Wycombe 2

2007/08 LG2: Chesterfield 2 Wycombe 0

2008/09 LG2: Chesterfield 0 Wycombe 1



The Man In The Middle

Tuesday's referee is Steve Rushton from Staffordshire who was promoted to the National List of Referees in 2009. His last Wycombe game was a 1-1 draw at Exeter City in October 2009. During the current campaign he's issued 4 red and 66 yellow cards in 23 games.



Prediction

Chesterfield 1 Wycombe 1

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