Milton Keynes Dons vs Portsmouth
England – League One
Date: Sunday, 29 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadium MK (Milton Keynes)
Portsmouth travel to Milton Keynes high on Christmas spirit and latest victories hoping to make it three in a row when they face struggling MK Dons in Sunday’s League One clash.
Milton Keynes Dons vs Portsmouth: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (4 games): Milton Keynes Dons 0 wins, 2 draws, Portsmouth 2 wins.
- Milton Keynes Dons have 0-1-1 record at home versus Pompey.
- Portsmouth is on a four-game unbeaten run v The Dons.
- Both teams have scored in in three out of four encounters.
- Milton Keynes side has failed to keep a clean sheet in all four head-to-head meetings.
Milton Keynes Dons vs Portsmouth: Prediction
Fantastic game to open a Boxing day at Roots Hall, as Southend United fought tooth and nails, having to come from behind two times to hold MK Dons to a 2-2 draw.
The Dons are still struggling to get used to League One life; they’re currently 21st, two points off Tranmere. To make the matters worse, The Rovers have game in hand and can increase the gap should they win against Shrewsbury.
Thirteen out of their eighteen points they’ve managed to get in front of their own fans, with most of those coming before their mid-September collapse. Since then, Russell Martin and his men got only one point at Stadium MK, before finally winning v Oxford in their latest home game on December 14th.
Pompey provided their fans with the perfect present for Christmas, with victory in the bag over table-topping Wycombe at nearly full Fratton Park.
Kenny Jackett’s men showed no scars after horrendous trip to Accrington and they’ve responded by winning two in a row, against Ipswich and Wycombe nonetheless. This placed them at 8th, one point away from Playoffs, wit h a game in hand.
Pompey’s away form is… Lacking. Two wins and two draws from nine games, with latest trip bringing catastrophic loss v Accrington Stanley. Though it has to be said, that was their first away defeat since mid-October. They’ve massively improved comparing to beginning of the season.
Jordan Moore-Taylor is still out for our hosts. Portsmouth’s injury list is a lot longer; Ross McCrorie, Lee Brown, Brandon Haunstrup, Bryn Morris and Joe Hancott are out. Jack Whatmough is still questionable but most likely won’t see the pitch before January.
Portsmouth’s games on the road of late are usually interesting affairs, with lots of goals being scored. Considering their next opposition and their form, that trend should continue so I’m willing to back them to provide us with another fun afternoon.
With huge proportion of goals lately being scored in the second half (for both teams), one can hope they continue in the similar manner. With another game being just hours away, we can expect stand off-ish first half and few minutes of firework in second one.
Milton Keynes Dons vs Portsmouth: Betting tips
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.95
Half With Most Goals: 2nd Half @ 2.10.