MK Dons travel to the Colchester Community Stadium to face Colchester in match week four of the League Two season. The two sides have had very different starts to the season with MK Dons already having two wins on the board, whereas Colchester started on the back foot and haven’t picked up a single point yet.
Colchester sit rock bottom of League Two currently as the only team without a point yet this season. Having played one less game than those around them, Colchester lack the points but do have a better goal difference than Doncaster above them.
Colchester have had a slower start to the season due to their first game of the season against Swindon Town being postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. On the back foot, Colchester travelled to Cardiff for the First Round of the League Cup where John Akinde and Joe Taylor drew Colchester back level with Cardiff before Samson Tovide was shown a red in the last minute of normal time. However, Tom Hopper, Junior Tchamadeu and Jayden Fevrier all missed their penalties giving Cardiff the 3 - 0 win. Their first game in League Two this season was against Bradford City where despite taking an early lead through Taylor, goals from Clarke Oduor and Alex Pattinson gave Bradford the 2 - 1 win.
Colchester hosted Wimbledon at the Colchester Community Stadium for their midweek clash. Despite having more of the possession, Colchester could only manage four shots on target and eventually fell victim to a James Tiley double in the second half giving the visitors all three points, continuing Colchester’s miserable start to the season.
MK Dons sit fourth in League Two currently with six points out of the nine on offer. Two wins and one loss leave The Dons just one point behind third place Crawley.
The Dons have had a dream start to the season so far. In their opening game MK Dons made the trip to Wrexham where a Eoghan O’Connell own goal, Mohamed Eisa, a brace from Jonathan Leno and a goal from Daniel Harvie gave The Dons a 5 - 3 win over the newly promoted side. For their second game of the League Two season, Eisa scored the only goal of the game, giving MK Dons the 1 - 0 over Tranmere. However, this good run didn’t extend to the League Cup where Brandon Hanlan and Chris Forino-Joseph gave Wycombe the 2 - 0 win and the spot in the Second Round.
MK Dons didn’t have a great showing in their midweek game against Crawley. Eisa managed to get on the scoresheet for The Dons but it wasn’t enough as Nick Tsaroulla and Danilo Orsi gave Crawley the 2 - 1 win.
These two teams have met 20 times in their histories, with their first only coming back in 2004. MK Dons have the advantage in the fixture winning 12 times in comparison to Colchester’s six wins.
The two sides haven’t met since 2019 but in the last five games Colchester have won twice, MK Dons have won twice and there has been a single goalless draw. Despite Colchester winning more recently, it’s likely that the three points will go The Dons way.