Burton Albion vs Milton Keynes Dons
England – League 1
Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Pirelli Stadium (Burton upon Trent).
Milton Keynes Dons are yet to hit the ground running in their campaign. Miserably, they are now closer to falling into the relegation than they are in catching up with the hosts.
Given that Burton have also been consistent in salvaging at least a point in each of their recent clashes here, count on the visitors to be given a run for their money.
Burton vs MK Dons Head to head (h2h)
Their only previous encounter was the reverse fixture of this clash which Burton won 3-0.
Burton vs MK Dons Prediction
Burton were knocked out of the FA Cup last week by Northampton, with the latter posting an impressive 4-2 scorecard at the end of the ninety minutes.
The hosts however have shown signs of conviction in their clashes in the League One, as of late. They have picked up the win thrice in their past four games, the most recent of which was a 4-3 win over Bolton on the road.
It is also worth mentioning that the home side have stumbled in just three of their last eight third division fixtures here.
Meanwhile, Milton Keynes Dons had their three-match unbeaten run brought to a close by Newport CO who slotted three unanswered goals past them in the EFL Trophy. The visitors were far from at their best in that clash and were at the receiving end of all three goals right in the opening forty-five minutes.
To make matters worse, the guests are undoubtedly one of the worst away sides in the cluster. They have dropped points in all of their past eight outings. Furthermore, despite home advantage, Milton Keynes Dons failed to bag even a consolation goal to their name in the reverse fixture of this encounter.
With the visiting contingent evidently struggling in their trips on the road this season, Burton are sizing up to be the front runners to secure all three points.
Be that as it may, Burton have been held to a draw thrice at home so far. Hence, a double chance is sizing up to be the safest punt in this one.
Furthermore, the visitors have hardly been a threat in the final third. They have gone without scoring in four of their last seven outings. Disappointingly they have found the back of the net just four times in the process too.
On the other hand, eight of the previous ten League One clashes at Pirelli Stadium have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts. As such, a low scoring affair is certainly in the reckoning.
Burton vs MK Dons Betting tips
- Under 2.5 goals @ 19/20 (1.95).