Friday, May 08, 2009




Dons boss Roberto di Matteo has implied that he will be looking to keep things very tight tonight and this game could easily fizzle out into a draw, which has been the result in three of the home team's last four starts.

However, I will take the visitors off level ball, they have been incredible on the road in recent seasons, going 32-8-6, winning almost 70%. Since losing 2-0 at Leeds, they have won four straight road games without conceding, including a 1-0 victory here last month. The win was even more impressive as it came whilst they were without Aaron Wilbraham and Peter Leven and with Sam Baldock only fit enough to take a spot on the bench, these were the three top goalscorers for the Dons at the time and shows the quality available to di Matteo.This is a very accomplished team, with a strong spine and they are able to dictate play and keep possession of the ball, wherever they are playing. I have to take them at level ball, they have lost just six from 46 on the road and come into the game in much better form than Scunny, who are very dependant on their strikeforce of Hayes and Hooper, winning just three games this season when either of the two has not scored, stop them and you stop United.

Dons created 17 attempts on goal in the last match here, if they make a similar number tonight, with their starting offensive players available, they should win comfortably.

6 points MK Dons level ball 2.07 asian 1.95

Good Luck.

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