AFC Wimbledon vs MK Dons
England – League One
Date: Friday, 22nd September 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Kingsmeadow (London).
There cant be a bigger derby this weekend when AFC Wimbledon and Milton Keynes Dons lock horns in the English League One fixture on Friday night.
It is only last season that both teams get to play in the same league. This is made possible by MK Dons’ relegation from the Championship at the end of 2015–16 season, meantime Wimbledon got promoted from League Two.
It is not an encouraging start to the season for both sides as AFC Wimbledon are 16th on the log with 8 points from their 8 matches. While MK Dons are three places high with a 2 point lead.
The home and away record of both teams are somewhat similar. Wimbledon managed 1 win and 1 draw from their four home matches so far, and lost in 2. On the other hand, MK Dons have 1 win from their 4 away games, while losing the remaining three.
Both teams won their matchday 8 game, Wimbledon 1-0 away at Blackburn and Dons 3-2 at home versus Rochdale.
AFC Wimbledon vs MK Dons: Head-to-head stats
Despite being bitter rivals, the team had met on just five occasions. Dons are slightly ahead with 3 wins while losing the other two.
Last season, we saw the teams winning their respective home matches – MK Dons 1-0 and Wimbledon 2-0.
The Friday’s clash will be MK Don’s second away game at Wimbledon as the first four meetings between the sides were all played at their home turf.
AFC Wimbledon vs MK Dons: Prediction
The teams have so far failed to impress and their performances had come in bits and pieces. Yet, Wimbledon could have a slight advantage here with the match being played at their home ground where they have got on top in South London derby fixtures.
To be honest, MK Dons are a poor away side and they have persistent problems in the defensive department. Their offensive unit had also struggled on the road. Therefore, we do see Wimbledon edging a narrow win here.