Milton Keynes Dons vs Doncaster by Luke
Milton Keynes Dons come into this match after having one of the best performances in the season, as the team defeated Leyton Orient by 6:1 result. They were completely dominant from the first whistle taking a four goal difference lead already at the halftime. Things didn't change in the second hals either, as they had many other chances to increase the final victory to even bigger margin.
This was their sixth victory in last eight matches, as the team now approached the second placed Preston to only one point and with three matches till the end of hte regular season, they have every right to feel very competitive of getting the direct promotional ticket. Without any doubt the team is in a very good form at the moment, as they also continue to have the best offensive lineup in the League One with 90 goals in 43 games, which is, for example, seventeen goals more than second placed Preston. Injured for this game remain George Williams (midfielder, 4/0), but also other midfielder, much more important Ben Reeves who played 35 matches this season. On the bright side, midfielder Samir Carruthers (35/1) is coming back into the team after serving suspension.
Doncaster, on the other side, comes from a goalless draw at home against Fleetwood Town on Saturday evening. The game itself was very tough, as both teams had their good momentums in offense, but obviously it wasn't even for a goal to be scored. As the game was approaching it's end, neither of the teams were willing to risk a lot, being both much more focused on their defensive tasks and slow tempo game.
This was the third consecutive match which the players of Doncaster didn't lose, however at the same time they are not showing much of a great form, having only two victories in last games. The side is generally playing without any competitive motive in previous weeks, as they can't drop down to the relegation battle, being on 13th position with eleven poitns more than relegating worried Leyton Orient, with only three games till the end of the regular part of the season. Irish midfielder Paul Keegan (40 matches this season) continues to be injured for few matches already, while midfielder Abdul Razak should be back for this game, same as defender Luke McCullough (40/1), as they both missed previous game due injury problems.
MK Dons are playing more than decent football at the moment, especially when playing in front of their own fans. What makes it more attractive, is that the motivation is one sided in this game and everything except an easy home victory the hosts will be huge surprise for me.