MK Dons host Swindon this weekend as two sides that are not in the best of form go head to head. The Dons have won the last two meetings between the clubs with an aggregate score of 9-1.
Mike Williamson's team are currently in 16th place in the League Two table after 15 matches. The Dons haven't excelled at either end of the field so far this season, but their defensive record at home is rather solid, conceding just 1.14 goals per game. They have also netted in all but one home match this season and 19 year-old, Max Dean, has scored three goals in his last two games at Stadium MK.
The young forward hit the back of the net last time out, as his side cruised to a 4-1 victory against Bradford City. MK Dons scored just four minutes into the game, but the visitors responded swiftly. The Dons controlled the tie from that point on and could have added to their four goals if they were more clinical.
The Robins went unbeaten in their first nine matches of the new campaign, but they tasted defeat for the third time in five matches this week. Swindon were the favourites going into the tie versus Gillingham, but the visitors walked away with a common 1-0 victory. Michael Flynn's team had 22 shots, missed two big chances and accumulated 71% possession, yet they were still unable to breach the stubborn opposition. It was the perfect performance other than the result.
That defeat puts Swindon in ninth place after 14 games. The Robins have scored the second highest amount of goals per game this season (2.21) and they have created the second highest number of big chances, with a tally of 35. Having said that, teams can get at them on the road as they concede 2 goals on average per game.
Both teams have conceded in the last two matches and I expect that to continue this weekend. Swindon do have one of the best creators in the league (Dan Kemp), which may just give them the edge.
The final prediction is MK Dons 1-2 Swindon.