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What's the story: Wycombe vs Yeovil

12 January 2017

We look ahead at the key storylines ahead of Saturday's clash at Adams Park.

Banish the jinx
Wycombe have never beaten Yeovil at home in the EFL era - and the same trend applies to the Chairboys' next two opponents at Adams Park, Luton and Portsmouth. But alas, Newport's 100% win record at this ground was destroyed a fortnight ago, and all runs must come to an end at some point.

Bouncing back
Remember the reverse fixture in October? The Glovers won it 1-0 in a game devoid of many goalscoring chances, but Wycombe haven't lost an away game since then.

Best ever
It's official - this is Wycombe's best ever run of form in the EFL. They've picked up 26 points from a possible 30, beating the previous run best of 25 points in a 10-game stretch in 2006.

Change of fortune?
Yeovil have only picked up two points from their last five league games, but whereas the Checkatrade Trophy may be an unwanted distraction for some, it could serve as a well-timed confidence-boost for the Glovers. They defeated Reading in midweek to get back amongst the goals and return to winning ways.

Keeping it tight
Town arrive with a better defensive record than four of the sides in the top seven, but only three clubs have scored fewer. In fact they've only scored two or more goals on five occasions in the league. On the flip side, Wycombe are enjoying their best ever season in front of goal under Gareth Ainsworth, averaging 1.6 goals per game in all competitions.

Man in the middle
Yeovil have a 100% win record with Rob Jones as the referee - that was just the one occasion, when he officiated their 2-0 EFL Cup victory at Walsall in August. This will be his first match in charge of a Chairboys match.

Friends reunited
Gareth Ainsworth and Darren Way shared a warm embrace when the two managers met ahead of kick-off in October; that's because they did their coaching badges together some years ago.

Coming along? Benefit from a £2 discount on your ticket when you book in advance. Call 01494 441118, visit the shop at Adams Park, or go online.

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