MK Dons vs Sunderland
England League One
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadium MK (Milton Keynes).
MK Dons have been putting nothing but their best foot forward in their last three clashes at home. However, with Sunderland sporting a 100% winning record in h2h encounters, a fourth successive win seems beyond reach for the hosts this week.
MK Dons vs Sunderland Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous clash saw Sunderland post a 2-1 victory.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in two of their past three meetings.
- Only one of their last three fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Sunderland are unbeaten in their previous three encounters. (W-3, D-0, L-0)
MK Dons vs Sunderland Prediction
MK Dons returned to losing ways last week after Burton got the better of them on the road with a 1-0 scorecard. The hosts have stumbled just twice in their past seven League One fixtures and have amassed a total of twelve points from a possible twenty-one.
Even so, the home team are still hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone. At the moment, they are just three points shy of falling into the same.
On the other hand, Sunderland are sporting a healthy thirteen-point cushion over the hosts on the ladder and are just one point adrift of a playoff spot as well.
It is also worth mentioning that the guests are unbeaten in their previous six fixtures in the third division, and have been tasting nothing but success in their past two on the trot.
Their most recent matchup, in particular, saw them breeze past Wycombe with four unanswered goals to their name. Furthermore, Sunderland have not been at the losing end in any of their previous meetings with this foe.
Taking into account that they are also on a much more promising run of form, in comparison, MK Dons are the underdogs to come away with the win this weekend.
However, the guests have not been consistent in their outings this term. Miserably they have admitted defeat in four of their last six trips on the road. Hence, the safest punt in this one would have to be a draw no bet.
In addition, MK Dons have looked lively in the final third in their recent clashes here. Impressively, they have scored no less than two goals or more, in three of their past four matchups at home.
Meanwhile, fourteen of the twenty-four goals that Sunderland have conceded so far, have come from their clashes on the road. Taking into account that the reverse fixture was also a high scoring affair, expect over 2.5 goals on the scorecards, by all means, this Saturday.
MK Dons vs Sunderland Betting tips
Draw no bet: Sunderland @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).