Wembley To Await Wycombe After Fleetwood Thrashing

Wycombe welcome Fleetwood to Adams Park on Monday evening having already taken a big step towards the SkyBet League One Play-off final at Wembley after a 4-1 first leg win on Friday night.

An exceptional 90 minutes from Gareth Ainsworth’s side saw them hammer Joey Barton’s side who will need a miracle to overcome the first leg defeat.

Team News

Fleetwood will be without Lewie Coyle and Paddy Madden after their dismissals on Friday night.

Having spent the majority of the campaign playing at left-back, Danny Andrew is the natural replacement for Coyle, while Madden's sending off came after he had been introduced as a substitute.

Kyle Dempsey is also pushing for a recall as Barton inevitably contemplates a change of tactics.

Barring any late injury issues, Wycombe boss Ainsworth may choose to stick with the same team which began the first leg in the North-West.

However, with no substitutions having made been until the 80-minute mark, it would not come as a surprise if he freshened up his side in at least one area of the pitch.

Previous meetings

This will be just the 10th meeting in all competitions, but the fourth of the season after Friday night’s first leg tie and two league meetings in League One. In the three occasions so far this season it is one win apiece and a draw, however Friday nights result will be the one that means most ahead of their latest clash.

Last Five Results

Wycombe

(W) 4-1 vs Fleetwood

(L) 1-3 vs Doncaster

(W) 3-1 vs Tranmere

(W) 2-0 vs Bolton

(L) 0-1 vs Fleetwood

Fleetwood

(L) 1-4 vs Wycombe

(D) 2-2 vs Portsmouth

(D) 0-0 vs Blackpool

(W) 1-0 vs Ipswich

(D) 1-1 vs Sunderland

Prediction

This game was effectively finished on Friday night, however in the play-offs you never know but I can’t see it happening at Adams Park.

The Chairboys have been strong throughout the season and in Gareth Ainsworth they have a manager with experience and a winning mentatility.

No Joey Barton side will be let off for capitulating like they did, so expect changes and more fight but this will be one hurdle too far for his Cod Army.

Score Prediction: Wycombe 1-1 Fleetwood (Wycombe to win 5-2 on aggregate)


Match Preview written by Ryan Day