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Blues aim to break Glovers curse


Wycombe Wanderers travel to Yeovil Town on Tuesday for their 7th league game of the season.


The league table currently shows Wycombe in 19th place with 5 points from 6 games and Yeovil in 18th spot with 5 points from 7 games.

Wycombe's Away Record (All competitions)...Won 1 - Drawn 1 - Lost 1

Yeovil's Home Record (All competitions)........Won 1 - Drawn 0 - Lost 2


The Glovers were League Two Champions in 2005 and are now enjoying their seventh consecutive season in League One.

Since winning promotion, they've finished 15th, 5th, 18th, 17th, 15th and most recently 14th in the higher division.

When Wycombe made a flying visit to League One two seasons ago, both their encounters with Yeovil were the stuff of nightmares.

Firstly the Glovers ruined Christmas by trouncing the Blues 4-0 at Huish Park on Boxing Day, and six weeks later they proved it was no fluke by dishing out a 4-1 drubbing at Adams Park.

The two sides clashed plenty of times before joining the Football League, but since then, Yeovil have enjoyed the upper hand with three wins and a draw from their four meetings with the Blues.

Wycombe's controversial loss to Brentford on Saturday was their third consecutive league defeat, and with the Glovers also struggling at the wrong end of the table, Tuesday's game has taken on an extra significance.

Blues boss Gary Waddock has picked various line-ups and employed a range of different formations so far this season, but the nucleus of his side is beginning to take shape by virtue of their individual performances.

Bull, McCoy, Tunnicliffe, Johnson, Lewis, Donnelly and Beavon have arguably proved themselves to be the best available option in their position, which leaves Ainsworth, Grant, Betsy, Strevens, Benyon, Rendell, Bloomfield, Harding, Sandell and Foster to fight it out for the remaining four places.

This leaves Waddock plenty of scope to choose any of the 4-4-2, 4-5-1, 4-3-3 or 4-3-1-2 formations that have been tried so far.

Rather like Hereford away on a Tuesday night last season, this fixture has "don't go" written all over it, but it's the hope that kills you, and we are due a clean sheet....

Here are some stats.......


Yeovil's last five games (All Competitions)

Lg1: Franchise (H)..........Lost 0-1

Lg1: Walsall (A)............Drew 1-1

Lg1: Sheff Utd (H)...........Lost 0-1

Lg1: Tranmere (A)........Drew 0-0

Lg1: Preston (A).............Lost 3-4



Wycombe's last five games (All Competitions)

Lg1: Bury (H)........................Lost 0-2

Ccp: Nottingham Forest (H)....Lost 1-4

Lg1: Huddersfield (A).............Lost 0-3

JPT: Bristol Rovers (H)...........Won 3-1

Lg1: Brentford (H)..................Lost 0-1



Yeovil Goal Stats (8 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)..........Lg: 7.....Cups: 0...Total: 7

Goals Conceded (Total)......Lg: 10...Cups: 2...Total: 12

Goals Scored (Home).........Lg: 3.....Cups: 0...Total: 3

Goals Conceded (Home).....Lg: 3.....Cups: 0...Total: 3

Clean Sheets.....................Lg: 1.....Cups: 0...Total: 1



Wycombe Goal Stats (9 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)..........Lg: 5...Cups: 7...Total: 12

Goals Conceded (Total)......Lg: 9...Cups: 8...Total: 17

Goals Scored (Away).........Lg: 4...Cups: 0...Total: 4

Goals Conceded (Away).....Lg: 5...Cups: 0...Total: 5

Clean Sheets.....................Lg: 0...Cups: 0...Total: 0



Yeovil's Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Steven MacLean.......2 (inc 1 pen)

Anthony Edgar.........1

Andrew Williams.......1

Edward Upson..........1

Gavin Williams.........1

Paul Wotton.............1 (inc 1 pen)



Wycombe's Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Stuart Beavon..........4

Joel Grant................2

Scott Donnelly..........2 (inc 1 pen)

Ben Strevens...........1

James Tunnicliffe......1

Elliot Benyon............1 (inc 1 pen)

Scott Rendell............1 (inc 1 pen)



Yeovil Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Andrew Williams.......7 on-target...4 off-target...0 against woodwork

Gavin Williams..........5 on-target...4 off-target...1 against woodwork

Anthony Edgar..........6 on-target....1 off-target...0 against woodwork



Wycombe Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Scott Donnelly.........5 on-target...8 off-target...0 against woodwork

Joel Grant...............6 on-target...5 off-target...0 against woodwork

Andy Sandell...........3 on-target...6 off-target...0 against woodwork



Shooting (Club) - League Games Only

Yeovil............32 on target...27 off target...1 against w'work (Rank-20)

Wycombe.......18 on target...25 off target...1 against w'work (Rank-24)



Previous Meetings

In 4 Football League meetings there have been 3 wins for Yeovil, 0 for Wycombe and 1 draw.

2004/05 Lg2: Wycombe 0 Yeovil 1

2004/05 Lg2: Yeovil 1 Wycombe 1

2009/10 Lg1: Yeovil 4 Wycombe 0

2009/10 Lg1: Wycombe 1 Yeovil 4



The Man In The Middle

Tuesday's referee is Oliver Langford from the West Midlands who was promoted to the National List of Referees in 2008. Last season he took charge of Wycombe's 4-1 win at home to Burton Albion and their goalless draw at Hereford United. So far this season he's issued 1 red and 15 yellow cards in 8 games.



Prediction

Yeovil 0 Wycombe 1




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Writer: Len Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 12 2011

Time: 1:15AM

 

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