MK Dons vs AFC W’don
Sky Bet League One
12:00pm Saturday 7th September
MK Dons face AFC Wimbledon at Sky Bet League One on Saturday. Coverage gets underway live on Sky Sports Football from 11.30am, while kick-off is in midday.
Winger Brennan Dickenson could be handed a league start against opponents AFC Wimbledon by MK Dons manager Paul Tisdale. Dickenson, a summer signing from Colchester, was one of eight changes for the 3-0 midweek Leasing.com Trophy triumph over Stevenage and is expected to become involved .
Striker Sam Nombe is also in contention after the impressed two goals on Tuesday night. Summer registering Joe Mason (hamstring), shield Jordan Moore-Taylor (knee) and midfielder Ben Reeves, who picked up a leg injury following accidentally kicking himself during training, all keep their restoration.
AFC Wimbledon can hand debuts to each of three of the newest signings. Finnish striker Marcus Forss signed on a loan from Brentford, whilst defender Ryan Delaney joined from Rochdale on loan until January.
England Under-19s midfielder Max Sanders completed a loan switch to come back after his previous brief spell in the academy for a child to the club. Midfielder Anthony Wordsworth has resumed training following a shoulder problem and an Achilles tendon injury, although Dylan Connolly has combined Bradford on loan.
15th at the League One standings currently sits following a start that lost three times and has seen them win double. Their recent cup strikes – a 3-0 victory over Stevenage in the Leasing.com Trophy and a 4-1 away beating of Southend in the Carabao Cup – conceal the fact they’ve dropped their 2 previous league fixtures, against Accrington and Peterborough, scoring just one goal in the procedure.
AFC Wimbledon avoided relegation by the skin of their teeth term and the opening of this season has suggested they may face a similar fate this year. Wally Downes’ men having scored and sit 21st ahead of kick-off, without a win for their name.
Paul Tisdale:”It is not another match. We must prepare in exactly the identical manner and it’s a soccer area since the people on the periphery make it distinct, but it’s another game. Our job is to create it as regular as you can.
“Let’s be fair about itwe know the dynamic of this game. There is the small matter of trying to win against the opposition and there’s only three things at stake. That is the reality of this. We are aware that it’s another game, however, we are going to try as hard as we do in any game.”
Wally Downes:”The feelings would be just similar to a derby: Liverpool vs Everton, Man Utd vs Man City. The opinions do run high, the form book goes out the window and it is all about the effect on the bragging rights along with the afternoon later.
“They were not even a team once I was playing I’ve got the burden of the sensation of the fans in my shoulders as well as the team have, but that’s a terrific point to continue because they built the club. It’s just like playing a derby and also three more points.”
For only the ninth time in history enemies AFC Wimbledon and MK Dons meet at Stadium MK that Saturday as well as ever, there is tons of emotion. There’s absolutely no love lost still.
To get AFC, the bragging rights have just twice fallen within their favour: Triumphing in October 2014, in addition to a League One triumph in March 2017. MK boast a record that is better up to now this season, but will the loan signings of both Marcus Forss, Ryan Delaney along with Max Sanders before this week boost their competitions’ fortunes this weekend?
The last two meetings involving MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon in all competitions have completed degree – that a 0-0 draw Stadium MK at January 2018 along with a 2-2 draw a month at a League Cup match in the Cherry Reds Records Stadium – a game that saw MK Dons advancement on penalties.
AFC Wimbledon have managed only one victory in five previous visits to MK Dons in all contests (P5 W1 D1 L3), a 3-2 victory back in October 2014 at a Football League Trophy encounter.
MK Dons have dropped three of their last four league matches (W1), as many as they’d done in their previous 10.
Wimbledon have only won one of their past 12 League One excursions (D7 L4), with a current winless run of seven games (D3 L4).
Wimbledon have surrendered five goals than every other hand in the division; two more in the corners in League One this season.
This ought to be a occasion! MK Dons come creating a decent fist of it was relegated a couple of seasons back in fashion that is rather dismal and back in League One.
AFC Wimbledon, as I’ve mentioned previously, enjoyed a survival last year and are set for another season of battle. These two have met in the Carabao Cup in which it was cut by MK penalties. I think they will win this one too.
David Prutton forecasts: 2-1 (15/2 with Sky Bet)