Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Northampton Town and AFC Wimbledon face each other at Sixfields Stadium in the opening match of the season. Northampton Town aim to build on the impressive Carabao Cup win over Cardiff City, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. The Cobblers impressed in the League Two last term, but they will find it hard to secure the League One survival. AFC Wimbledon, on the other hand, were beaten by Oxford United on penalties in their League Cup opener.
The Dons are not regarded as good travellers, and seeing that Northampton Town are eager to shine on their return to the League One, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home side. In their last meeting in the English third tier Northampton recorded a 3-1 win over AFC Wimbledon, and the history is likely to repeat itself.