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MK Dons host guests Rochdale at Stadium MK in the League One game on Sunday.
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MK Dons enter this game coming off the back of a 1-1 League One drawn result against Fleetwood Town.
The only player to score from MK Dons was Charlie Brown (83'). Gerard Garner (61') was the scorer for Fleetwood Town.
A common theme in more recent MK Dons games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their prior 6 matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would have been a loser.
Looking at their past form shows that MK Dons:
- have not been beaten in the league by Rochdale in their last 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Doncaster Rovers in League One competition, Rochdale will be aiming to make amends here.
The only scorer from Rochdale was Matt Done (83'). Taylor Richards (30', 56') was the scorer for Doncaster Rovers.
Rochdale have had no problems opening up opposition defences leading up to this encounter, scoring 11 goals in their last 6 matches. While their manager Brian Barry-Murphy will no doubt take that as a positive sign, The Dale have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same outings. We will just have to find out if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Their previous form shows that Rochdale:
- have not emerged victorious against MK Dons in games played away from home for the previous 6 league matches. Not good.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 11/03/2017 shows us that MK Dons have won 3 of these & Rochdale 1, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
An aggregate of 19 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 11 for The Dons and 8 for The Dale. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The last league contest featuring the two was League One match day 22 on 09/02/2021 when it ended Rochdale 1-4 MK Dons.
The match was refereed by Carl Boyeson.
Team News: MK Dons
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the MK Dons manager Russell Martin to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Ben Gladwin (Knee Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Rochdale
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad ready to go, Rochdale manager Brian Barry-Murphy has zero fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash.
In our opinion, Rochdale will surely be able to find the back of the net against this MK Dons outfit, but it is unlikely to be enough to prevent defeat.
Our selection here is for a 2-1 advantage for MK Dons when the full-time whistle blows. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadium MK (30,500)
Captain: Dean Lewington
Chairman: Pete Winkelman
Manager: Russell Martin
Competitions: League One position 9
🔑 Key Player: Scott Fraser
Generally deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Scott Fraser was born in Dundee, Scotland. After making a first senior appearance for Dundee United in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has managed to score 14 league goals in this League One 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 43 appearances.