AFC Bournemouth vs Milton Keynes Dons
England – League Cup
Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth.
AFC Bournemouth enjoyed a deep League Cup run last year when they were stopped only in the quarter-final by the likes of Chelsea 2-1. The Cherries begin the new campaign in the second round of the competition and the opposition comes in the likes of Milson Keynes Dons who got off to a fine kick off to their League Two campaign this year.
The Dons climbed up to the second place in the league ladder thanks to an important 1-0 victory over direct promotional rivals Exeter City on Saturday afternoon. The lone goal came from Kieran Agart who was safe from the spot to bag his second of the season and make the difference between the two sides, The Paul Tisdale’s men thus took 11 out of possible 15 points from five games in the fourth tier of the English football and they will come into the cup tie with the top flight opponents high on confidence aiming to build on recent successes and make an early upset at Vitality Stadium.
AFC Bournemouth vs Milton Keynes Dons : Head-to-head
The two teams will take on each other for the first time in five years, following their League One clashes from the 2012/13 campaign.
Bournemouth have been slightly more successful so far, winning 5 and losing 4 of 12 meetings with the Dons.
Milton, however, won three and lost only two of six games at Vitality Stadium over the course of history.
AFC Bournemouth vs Milton Keynes Dons: Prediction
Eddie Howe can be thrilled with the start to the new Premier League campaign as the Cherries took seven points from three opening ties. They bagged two goals in each of matches against Cardiff City, West Ham United and Everton, meaning Tisdale’s defensive line will be under a huge pressure on the occasion.
Even though Howe will likely give rest to his star men (including Callum Wilson and Joshua King), we do expect the hosts to cruise past their rivals given there are three divisions separating the two teams. We expect the hosts to keep on scoring and we’ll shoot for them to bag two or more goals as an alternative betting option at the odds of 1.53.
AFC Bournemouth vs Milton Keynes Dons: Bet Tips
AFC Bournemouth to win @ 1.44
AFC Bournemouth Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.53.