Peterborough vs MK Dons by Luke
Peterborough is winless in last six rounds in Legue One and the team would really benefit from a victory, even if it's in Checkatrade Trophy competition. They didn't look that desperate on the field, since the team has five draws and only one defeat in those six, however without getting a victory since 27th August.
In the most recent game, they took a point in a 1:1 draw against Southend, in a game where they might have been favorites prior to it. The game itself was quite a defensive and boring one, with neither of the teams wanting to risk a lot, while their hosts took the lead in 78th minute with a goal from Wordsworth, but the visitors responded, luckily for them, in second minute of additional time via Maddison. After this point taken, the team remains in the middle of the table with three victories, five draws and three defeats, being just two points above the relegation zone. It's too little for a team that looked like decent favorite to get into the play-off zone, but on the other side, they are still only three points below sixth placed Port Vale.
As for Checkatrade trophy, Peterborough got completely outplayed in the first round losing to U23 team of Norwich with 6:1 result on the road. Midfielder Bradden Inman is injured from the start of the season.
MK Dons comes from a 2:0 victory away from home against Oldham last weekend, continuing their good run away from home as the side has three undefeated matches streak recently. They looked superior to their opponents, getting the victory maybe even more easy than what was expected, thanks to goals from Reeves in 36th and Agard in 55th minute.
After this three pointer taken, MK Dons is now very close to the play-off positions, being at ninth position with two points below sixth placed Port Vale. As for Checkatrade Trophy, they got two points in the first round, winning over Barnet at home after penalties (2:2 result in the ninety minutes game).
Their manager already announced he will rest quite a few players for this match, saying that the next players might not get involved today: left full back Dean Lewington (11/0), central midfielder Darren Potter (10/0), goalkeeper David Martin (11/0), forward Ryan Colclough (6/4) and striker Nicky Maynard (10/0). Moreover, they won't be able to count at injured right defender George Baldock (11/0), central defender Scott Wootton (1/1), forwards Daniel Powell (7/1), Chuks Aneke (0/0) and offensive midfielder George Williams (7/0).
MK Dons' manager was quite clear that he is not very interesting into tonight's game, saying that he is only concentration on his team's Sunday's clash. Peterborough won over them back in August 2:0 on the road, and even though the home team will rotate the squad for sure, normal logic says that the visitors will rotate more and under such circumstances, I definitely see the home team as favorites here. Bigger than what the current odds suggest.