League One Tips: MK Dons v Coventry (Saturday, 3pm)

March 18, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Football,League One

MK Dons host Coventry in a match between two sides struggling to avoid the drop this season – with the Sky Blues rooted to the bottom of the standings and MK Dons sitting 17th, only six points above the drop zone and a second successive relegation.

We take your through our match preview and betting tips for the fixture at Stadium MK.

MK Dons v Coventry Predictions

Draw 3/1 – bet365

MK Dons v Coventry Best Bet

Kieran Agard Anytime scorer 13/10 – BetStars, Betfair

MK Dons v Coventry Past meetings

Due to the Dons short existence, these sides have only ever clashed on seven previous occasions although all of those have come within the last five years.

The meetings are finely balanced, with two wins for City, three for the Dons and two draws.

The clash earlier in the season saw the Milton Keynes outfit edge out Coventry 2-1 at the Ricoh Arena but City can take heart by the fact they have never previously lost at this away venue, winning twice and drawing once.

MK Dons v Coventry Stats

This game sees the team with the second-worst home record in the division take on the biggest strugglers away from home – the Sky Blues are also the only side to have picked up fewer points at home than Robbie Nielson’s side.

The Dons have picked up a miserly 21 points from their 19 home fixtures to date, while Coventry have won only one of their nineteen away games – picking up eight points.

Coventry are fourteen points from safety and look doomed to relegation with the club deep in problems both on and off the field, although have been boosted by the appointment of Mark Robins as new manager following the dismissal of Russell Slade.

MK Dons v Coventry Team News

MK Dons will be without long-term injury absentee Scott Wootton – the defender is missing with a cruciate ligament rupture.

The Sky Blues have no new injury worries.

Reason for MK Dons v Coventry Bets

Coventry City are a shambles both on and off the pitch with confirmation of their relegation to League Two a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’. They are no pushovers though and will view this game as an opportunity to restore some pride.

MK Dons home form is a genuine cause for concern, so much so that to suggest they will win any encounter at their stadium, even if it is against the league’s basement side, is verging on optimistic. Add in the fact the Sky Blues have a good record on this ground, and will likely bring a large travelling support, ensures this one will be too close to a call and odds of 3/1 on the draw are generous and do not take into account the Dons shocking home record this campaign.

Kieran Agard is the top league scorer for the Dons this campaign, finding the net on eleven occasions – impressive numbers for a non-penalty taker. He’ll fancy his chances against a porous Coventry side, and Agard himself has netted in each of the last two home matches.

MK Dons v Coventry Match Prediction

Draw 3/1 – bet365

Specific MK Dons v Coventry bet prediction

Kieran Agard Anytime scorer 13/10 – BetStars, Betfair

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