Date: 30th October 2015 at 6:00pm
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It’s the battle of the top-two in League One as second-placed Walsall welcome leaders Gillingham to the Bescot.

The Saddlers have collected four points from their last two matches after a dramatic 4-4 draw against Colchester last week, but Dean Smith’s side have won just three of their seven home matches.

Justin Edinburgh’s Gills have collected 11 points from seven away matches and are unbeaten in their last six, while both sides have lost just two games each in the third-tier.

With the top-two going head-to-head, third-placed Burton know they will move into the automatic promotion places with a victory over Oldham.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who has this week been linked with the Charlton job, has seen his side win four of their seven away games.

1st August 2015 - Pre-Season Friendly - Burton Albion v Derby County - Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been linked with the Charlton job

Meanwhile, David Dunn’s side welcome Albion to Boundary Park on a three-match unbeaten run but having won just once on their own turf this term.

Fourth-placed Coventry are on a steady five-match unbeaten run but they will like to end a sequence of three successive draws when they play Peterborough at the Ricoh.

Former England international Joe Cole is expected to make his home debut for the Sky Blues against a side who sit three points off the play-offs after winning three of their last five games.

Another side on a good run of form is Wigan Athletic, and they will be confident of securing a ninth game without defeat when they host stugglers Swindon.

Gary Caldwell’s side have yet to taste defeat at the DW this term, while their visitors are two points from safety after failing to win any of their last nine league matches, losing seven.

10 April 2015 - Sky Bet Championship - Fulham v Wigan Athletic - Wigan Athletic manager, Gary Caldwell - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Caldwell’s in-form Wigan are unbeaten at home

Sheffield United sit on the same points as Wigan (24) and they will also be confident of maintaining the pressure on those above them when they make the trip to Crewe.

Nigel Adkins’ side lost at home to Millwall last time out but they have lost just two of their seven away matches.

Crewe, on the other hand, are bottom of the division and have yet to win at home this term.

The Blackpool revival seems to be in full swing after a five-match unbeaten run, and this weekend they take that record to Bury.

Despite their run, Neil McDonald’s Tangerines are just two points above the drop zone, while David Flitcroft’s Shakers, who are seventh and outside the top-six on goal difference, have lost their last two after previously going 10 unbeaten.

Like Blackpool, Millwall are also experiencing an up-turn in form, and they’ll be hoping that continues when they welcome Bradford to the Den.

Neil Harris’ side have won their last three at home and are unbeaten in four, taking them up to eighth in the division.

Their opponents are also four games without defeat though and have lost just two of their seven matches away from Valley Parade this season.

Lee Johnson is under-pressure at Barnsley and faces a crucial match this weekend as his side travel to Scunthorpe.

The Tykes were one of the pre-season favourites for promotion but they find themselves in the relegation zone after losing their last five games.

A Scunny win could spell the end of Johnson’s short-reign and the hosts have won three of their last four outings.

All League One Matches:
Bury vs Blackpool
Coventry vs Peterborough
Crewe vs Sheffield United
Doncaster vs Colchester
Fleetwood vs Chesterfield
Millwall vs Bradford
Oldham vs Burton
Port Vale vs Shrewsbury
Scunthorpe vs Barnsley
Southend vs Rochdale
Walsall vs Gillingham
Wigan vs Swindon

 
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