Tuesday, April 28, 2009
DIVISION 1 DRAWING TO A CLOSE .............
ENGLAND .... DIVISION 1
NORTHAMPTON TOWN - MK DONS
I see a lot of value in the draw here, one or two bookmakers agree, but most have priced this up like a normal league game. However, a point would ensure survival for Northampton and mean that they travel to Elland Road without fear and enjoy their final start of the season. Automatic promotion is no longer a possibility for Dons, but a share of the spoils would take them into third place, meaning that in their final start, away to Hereford, a win would ensure they finished in this position. That would mean meeting Tranmere or Scunthorpe in the playoff semi-finals, instead of facing Millwall or Leeds, who IMO and those of most observers of football at this level, are much stronger teams. It would also mean playing the second leg at home.
With an Italian (Roberto di Matteo) boss in charge, I am sure that Dons have done all these permutations and he will be aware of exactly what his team need. Both teams to get the result that will suit, a draw for me.
5 points draw 3.20 + ..... up to 3.45 available on the exchanges.