Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
MK Dons play host to Coventry City in the opening match of their Carabao Cup campaign. MK Dons have been struggling at the back in preseason, with the team conceding ten goals in total in back-to-back defeats to Norwich City (6-0) and Arsenal (4-1), and it should come as no surprise they are regarded as underdogs in Saturday’s match. The Sky Blues, on the other hand, have been impressive in recent warm-up games, with the team beating the likes of Burton and Peterborough (twice).
Coventry City are likely to stick to their attacking style of play in the opening match of their EFL Cup campaign, and given MK Dons’ shaky defence, away win should be considered. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be experienced attacker Matt Godden, who scored 14 goals in the League One last season.
Highlighted Player (Joe Mason):
Joe Mason is an experienced attacker who plays for Milton Keynes Dons in the League One. Born in Plymouth, England on May 13, 1991, Joe Mason is a product of Plymouth Argyle football academy. The 178-cm-tall forward continued playing for the Pilgrims at senior level, but after scoring 10 goals in 53 appearances for the club in the league, he moved to Cardiff City in the summer of 2011, signing for the Bluebirds for a fee of £250,000.
In the winter of 2016 he signed a contract with Wolverhampton and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Bolton, Burton Albion, Colorado Rapids and Portsmouth on loan as well before moving to Milton Keynes Dons before the start of the 2019/2020 season.
The pacey attacker, whose main position is centre-forward, is eligible to play for both England and Republic of Ireland due to his dual citizenship and he has 3 caps with the Ireland U21 team.
Highlighted Team (Coventry):
Nicknamed the Sky Blues, Coventry City are an English football club that compete in the League One. Coventry City, who were founded on August 13, 1883 as Singers FC, wear sky blue kit when playing on home soil, whilst their away colour is white.
Aston Villa and Leicester City are considered the club’s main rivals, but they have rivalry with fellow West Midlands clubs Wallsall and Burton Albion as well. Coventry City have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to go all the way in the FA Cup in the 1986/1987 season, with the team beat Charlton Athletic in the two-legged final. They share stadium with Birmingham City, with both clubs playing their home games at St. Andrew’s Stadium.
Built in December, 1906, St. Andrew’s Stadium can hold up to 29,409 spectators. Dion Dublin is one of the most famous Coventry City players, with the legendary centre-forward scoring 61 goals in 145 appearances for the club in the league.