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MK Dons face off with Northampton Town in Tuesday’s forthcoming EFL Trophy clash.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for MK Dons v Northampton Town can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
MK Dons enter this match following on from a 0-0 League Two drawn match against Newport County.
It’s been seldom in recent times that MK Dons have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, MK Dons have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 8 goals during that time. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, however.
Northampton Town will go into this game following a 2-0 League One win as they beat Burton Albion in their most recent match.
For Northampton Town, the scorers were Marc Leonard (54') and Sam Hoskins (78').
The stats don’t lie, and Northampton Town have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals in total. At the back, Northampton Town have not been doing too well.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head results stretching back to 20/10/2018 reveals that these encounters have been pretty painful for Northampton Town. They’ve not managed to get themselves any victories at all while MK Dons have just been stronger than them, finishing as winners in 67 per cent of those match-ups.
A sum of 18 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 12 of them from The Dons and 6 for The Cobblers. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The previous league match featuring the two was League One match day 30 on 20/02/2021 which ended up with the score at MK Dons 4-3 Northampton Town.
The referee was Samuel Barrott.
Team News: MK Dons
The MK Dons manager Mike Williamson has no fitness concerns at all before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: Northampton Town
Thanks to a completely healthy squad available to select from, the Northampton Town boss Jon Brady has zero fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game.
Our assessment is that Northampton Town have the ability to breach the defence of this MK Dons outfit, although that possibly won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our tip is for both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for MK Dons at the end of the 90 minutes. Let’s see what eventuates.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadium MK (30,500)
Captain: Dean Lewington
Chairman: Pete Winkelman
Manager: Mike Williamson
Competitions: League Two position 13, EFL Trophy (Group F - South)
⭐ Key Player: Mo Eisa
Typically playing in the Striker position, Mo Eisa was born in Khartoum, Sudan. Having made his senior debut playing for Dartford in the 2012 - 2013 season, the gifted Forward has got 5 league goals in the League Two 2023 - 2024 season so far coming from a total of 15 appearances.