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Blues & Spireites in must-win game for both sides


Currently on a run of seven games without defeat, Wycombe Wanderers travel to Chesterfield on Monday for their 42nd league game of the season.


The league table currently shows Wycombe in 21st place with 42 points and the Spireites in 24th spot with 33 points, both sides having played 41 games.

Chesterf'ld Home Record..W 5 - D 6 - L 9.....Pts 21...Ppg 1.05 (Rank-22)

Wycombe Away Record....W 4 - D 4 - L 12...Pts 16...Ppg 0.80 (Rank-20)


Thirteen months ago Wycombe made their first ever trip to the b2net stadium hoping to catch Chesterfield in a race to the fourth division title.

It was an evening to forget for the travelling support as the Blues gave arguably their worst performance of the season and were lucky to escape with only a 4-1 thrashing.

The Spireites went on to claim the crown and Wycombe were promoted in third place.

How times change.

On Monday the two sides clash again but the stakes are very different.

A win for Wycombe would confirm Chesterfield's relegation back to the basement division.

A win for Chesterfield would very likely scupper Wycombe's chances of avoiding the drop themselves.

A draw could relegate Chesterfield depending on results elsewhere and would be of little use to Wycombe who are currently four points adrift of safety.

It's a must-win game for both sides.


Here are all the stats....


Chesterfield's last five games (All Competitions)

Lg1: Franchise (H)...........Drew 1-1

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

Lg1: Sheffield Utd (A)........Lost 1-4

Lg1: Scunthorpe (H)..........Lost 1-4

Lg1: Walsall (A)................Lost 2-3



Wycombe's last five games (All Competitions)

Lg1: Bury (A)....................Won 4-1

Lg1: Exeter (A).................Won 3-1

Lg1: Franchise (H)............Drew 1-1

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

Lg1: Carlisle (H)...............Drew 1-1



Chesterfield's Goal Stats (49 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)............Lg: 44...Cups: 16...Total: 60

Goals Conceded (Total)........Lg: 73...Cups: 12...Total: 85

Goals Scored (Home)...........Lg: 18...Cups: 7.....Total: 25

Goals Conceded (Home).......Lg: 29...Cups: 7.....Total: 36

Clean Sheets.......................Lg: 7.....Cups: 2.....Total: 9



Wycombe's Goal Stats (46 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total).............Lg: 59...Cups: 8.....Total: 67

Goals Conceded (Total).........Lg: 74...Cups: 13...Total: 87

Goals Scored (Away)............Lg: 27...Cups: 0.....Total: 27

Goals Conceded (Away)........Lg: 42...Cups: 2.....Total: 44

Clean Sheets........................Lg: 4.....Cups: 0.....Total: 4



Chesterfield's Top Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Craig Westcarr...........10

Jordan Bowery.............9

Leon Clarke.................9

Danny Whitaker...........5 (inc 4 pens)

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

Jack Lester..................4

Dean Morgan...............4 (inc 1 pen)

Four other players have each scored 2 goals.

Six other players have each scored 1 goal.



Wycombe's Top Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Stuart Beavon.........22

Marcello Trotta..........8

Paul Hayes...............6

Scott Donnelly..........5 (inc 2 pens)

Joel Grant................4

Ben Strevens...........4

Three other players have each scored 2 goals.

Eleven other players have each scored 1 goal.



Chesterfield Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Craig Westcarr....34 on-target...41 off-target...2 against woodwork

Jordan Bowery....34 on-target...26 off-target...1 against woodwork

Noel A Mendy......22 on-target...24 off-target...0 against woodwork



Wycombe Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Stuart Beavon......60 on-target...23 off-target...0 against woodwork

Joel Grant............18 on-target...13 off-target...0 against woodwork

Stuart Lewis.........14 on-target...17 off-target...1 against woodwork



Shooting (Club) - League Games Only

Chesterf'ld..197 on target...218 off target...10 against w'work (Rank-14)

Wycombe...192 on target...174 off target.....6 against w'work (Rank-20)



Most Assists

Chesterfield - Craig Westcarr..........8

Wycombe - Ainsworth & Beavon......6



League Form Guide

All Season


Chesterf'ld..Pld: 41...W: 7.....D: 12...L: 22...Pts: 33...Pts per game: 0.80

Wycombe...Pld: 41...W: 11...D: 9.....L: 21...Pts: 42...Pts per game: 1.02



First-half of the season

Chesterf'ld...Pld: 23...W: 3...D: 6...L: 14...Pts: 15...Pts per game: 0.65

Wycombe.....Pld: 23...W: 5...D: 5...L: 13...Pts: 20...Pts per game: 0.87



Second-half of the season

Chesterf'ld....Pld: 18...W: 4...D: 6...L: 8...Pts: 18...Pts per game: 1.00

Wycombe......Pld: 18...W: 6...D: 4...L: 8...Pts: 22...Pts per game: 1.22



Last Five league Games

Chesterfield.......DLLLL - 1 point (Rank-24)

Wycombe......WWDDD - 9 points (Rank-6)



Last Five League Games (Home)

Chesterfield.....LWDLL - 4 points (Rank-23)



Last Five League Games (Away)

Wycombe.......LLWWD - 7 points (Rank-9)



Against Top Half Opposition

Chesterfield...Pld: 22...Pts: 15...Pts per game: 0.68...(Rank-21)

Wycombe......Pld: 21...Pts: 19...Pts per game: 0.90...(Rank-17)



Against Bottom Half Opposition

Chesterfield...Pld: 19...Pts: 18...Pts per game: 0.95...(Rank-24)

Wycombe......Pld: 20...Pts: 23...Pts per game: 1.15...(Rank-23)



Previous Meetings

In 26 previous meetings there have been 12 wins for Wycombe, 9 for Chesterfield and 5 draws.

In Chesterfield the tally is 7 wins for the Spireites, 4 for the Chairboys, 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

2010/11 Lg2: Chesterfield 4 Wycombe 1



The Man In The Middle

Monday's referee is Trevor Kettle from Berkshire who was promoted to the National List of Referees in 2003. Earlier this season he took charge of Wycombe's 3-2 home defeat to Yeovil. During the current campaign he's issued 8 red and 86 yellow cards in 19 games.



Prediction

Chesterfield 1 Wycombe 1




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Date:Sunday April 8 2012

Time: 12:59AM

 

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