MK Dons V AFC Wimbledon Betting Tips: Both Teams to Score – 7 September 2019

Bitter rivals to produce goals

League One/Two Tips

MK Dons V AFC Wimbledon

Saturday 7th September 2019 – 12:00 Kick-Off
English League One
Pick: Both Teams to Score
Odds: 3/4
Bookmaker: Sportingbet

1 X 2
93/100 49/20 27/10

* (All betting odds displayed were correct as of 4th September 2019 at 17:10)

Preview: League One action here as AFC Wimbledon, who seem to spend every season these days flirting with the relegation zone in this division, renew their rivalry with MK Dons. Stadium MK, the home of MK Dons, is the venue for this clash which will be shown live on Sky Sports.

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MK Dons Preview – Home side seeking third win of the campaign?

There may only have been the three previous meetings but MK Dons are still to lose at the hands of AFC Wimbledon. In this season’s League One, however, losing has been what they have been doing a little too much of. A 2-1 defeat away to Accrington Stanley last weekend making it three such outcomes in five league outings in 2019/20, and the second in succession following a 4-0 hammering inflicted upon them by Peterborough last time out on home soil.

However, their form is still a considerable upgrade on that of the opposition, who are one of three teams still without a league win to their name. MK Dons have managed the two so far, with both coming at Stadium MK in the shape of 1-0 and 2-1 wins over Shrewsbury and Lincoln City, respectively. That win against the Shrews was, however, the only occasion The Dons kept a clean sheet this season.

An interesting trend in MK’s early home encounters has been the amount of goals scored in the opening half: their matches at Stadium MK have produced eight goals in total, six of which were netted before the half-time interval. The Highest Scoring Half market at Coral offer 12/5 on the first half producing more goals, which could be a decent bet based on what we know.

Although that heavy margin of defeat in their most recent home game does stand out like a sore thumb, when losing 4-0 to Peterborough, home fixtures still account for 100% of the points MK Dons have accrued so far. Furthermore, in last season’s League Two they collected 15 more points at home (W14 D5 L4) compared with on their travels, scoring 9 more goals whilst shipping 21 fewer.

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11/4

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AFC Wimbledon Preview – Visitors to end barren run at home of their bitter rivals?

Last season, Wimbledon needed to produce some astonishing form towards the end of the league campaign to fend off what seemed for a long time like inevitable relegation. We might only be in the first week of September but already the early signs are ominous regarding the likelihood of another superhuman effort being required in the second half of the season.

Six matches down and the club are one of only three in the division still without a win, having taken only two points out of a possible eighteen. Neither of those points were earned on the road either, which is what they are tasked with here, with draws with Accrington (1-1) and Wycombe (0-0) both earned back at their Kingsmeadow stadium.

Their latest result, which was that goalless encounter with Wycombe, was the first occasion Wally Downes and his team had kept a clean sheet this season, with only three other sides having conceded more than their figure of 10. Seven of those were shipped whilst on their travels, all in losing efforts away to Fleetwood (2-1), Ipswich (2-1) and Sunderland (3-1).

Two of those encounters saw Wimbledon net the first goal of the game before contriving to throw their lead away and lose: that bet (MK Dons to come from behind and win) is a 10/1 shot with BetVictor. However, Wimbledon were a more capable side on their travels in last season’s League One. Despite scoring six fewer goals, The Dons picked up four more points away from home (W7 D6 L10).

 

MK Dons V AFC Wimbeldon Key Facts:

  • MK Dons have won two of their first five League One fixtures in 2019-20 (W2 L3), but both were at home (W2 L1).
  • AFC Wimbeldon are without a win in League One so far this season (D2 L4), with all three of their away encounters resulting in defeat but also producing both teams on the scoresheet.
  • This will be the fourth competitive meeting between the two, with MK Dons the only one of the pair to have won inside 90 minutes so far (W1 D2).

 

Betting Summary

The MK Dons have made a stuttering start on their return to League One. Yet their two wins from five games is still two more than their matchday opponents have managed. Both of MK’s victories were attained at home as well, where they boasted superior numbers in all the key categories during their successful promotion campaign out of League Two last term.

It was a minor miracle AFC Wimbledon survived to live another day in League One last time around, but their stay in the division is predictably under threat once again following a dismal start which has seen them fail to win any of their first six fixtures. Furthermore, their only points were earned back at home, losing on all three away outings whilst conceding a minimum of two goals in each.

If we had to choose between the two, MK Dons would earn a tenative vote. A better bet would appear to be goals. More specificially, goals for both sides. These teams have kept only two clean sheets between them so far, with MK 1/3 for BTTS at home and Wimbledon 3/3 in their away encounters.


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