MK Dons vs Bradford by Luke
Milton Keynes Dons took a very important victory last weekend when the side visited Bury and managed to take a three pointer that brings them now much closer to the play-off battle. At the same time, they are now undefeated in last four matches in League One, five in official matches and surely want to continue that trend when they await Bradford this Saturday afternoon.
Even though it was close game on the paper, players of MK Dons entered match better their game against Bury and took the lead in sixth minute already via Sow, lowering down the tempo and looking well in the defense, while they scored second in 66th minute via Ebanks-Landell to seal the victory, while the hosts lost the ground and couldn't get back into the match. During the midweek, they also won after penalties against Stevenage in a Checkatrade Trophy game at home after a goalless game.
Doubtful is defender Joe Walsh (1/0) but with chances to play. Other defender, Callum Brittain (7/1) is away with the national selection, while injured remains midfielder Peter Pawlett (4/0).
Bradford, on the other side, managed to respond well after their defeat ten days ago at home against Fleetwood Town unexpected with a 3:0 result, as the side quickly bounced back to their winning ways with a 2:0 home victory over Doncaster last Saturday afternoon. They simply entered better into the game and took the lead in 18th minute via Wyke, sealing it already in 42nd when Knight-Percival scored the second.
Since then, the players of Bradford lowered down the tempo which was expected and reached the end of the game without much problems at the back. It was their third victory in last four matches, as they now stand at third position with just two points less than Wigan and surely aim for a victory on the road today. They are having three victories and two draws so far away from home and in case of a victory, they would be completely back into the fight for the direct promotion which they lost last season in last minutes of the play-off game against Millwall.
Guests will miss goalkeeper Rouven Sattelmaier (anyway didn't perform so far), but also defender Adam Thompson (2/0) who is away with the national selection and injured forward Shay McCartan (4/1). Doubtful is first choice goalkeeper Colin Doyle (11/0), while recovery of defender Timothee Dieng goes well and he should be in the team.
- Last three matches of these two sides ended with both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals.
MK Dons are in a positive momentum and are just two points behind teams battling for play-off position, so there's no doubt that they aim all three points here and involvement into that battle. Bradford, on the other side, is just two points behind directly promoting second placed Wigan and can't afford to drop points here. Both teams are looking for all three points and with both having decent quality attack, I would be really surprise to see this match ending in a defensive way without both teams scoring at least once.