AFC Wimbledon’s worrying propensity to concede early goals makes Swindon good bets to be ahead at the interval and the full time whistle when the two League Two teams meet in the Johnstone’s Paint trophy this evening.
Only League Two relegation zone incumbents Barnet and Plymouth have conceded more goals than Wimbledon, who have let in 31 in 17 games.
With 14 of these goals conceded by the Dons before the interval, Swindon manager Paolo di Canio will be confident his team can exploit Wimbledon’s defensive frailty and establish an early lead.
For Swindon have the fourth-best first half record in the division, thanks largely to the meanest defence in the league.
Only 15 goals have been let in over the course of Swindon’s 17 matches to date, with just four of these coming before the interval.
With an average of 1.66 goals scored in their last six games, the Robins’ defensive solidity is married with a capable attack and given this form Wimbledon look to be there for the taking.
This assertion is backed up by the odds in bwin’s 3Way football market, where Swindon are priced at 31/50 for the win, the draw is at 27/10 and an away victory is available at 7/2.
But given the disparity between the two teams’ first half performance, the best bet could be on Swindon being ahead at half time and full time at odds of 29/20.
A successful £25 free bet on a Swindon/Swindon result at half time/full time would return £61.25, with the free bet available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account.
Alternatively, punters could choose to bet on Swindon’s defence to hold firm for the fifth game in succession and keep another clean sheet.
This is available at odds of 7/4, making a £25 free bet worth £68.75.
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