Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
A place in the EFL Cup last 16 will be at stake when MK Dons and Morecambe take on each other at Stadium MK on Tuesday. MK Dons played out a goalless draw with Cheltenham in their last League One game, but they head into the midweek clash following a 6-0 crushing of Taunton in their FA Cup opener. The League One side are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence, meaning that a low-scoring affair is on the horizon.
Fit-again MK Dons forward Mohamed Eisa is pushing for a spot in the starting XI. The Shrimps, on the other hand, have been involved in some low-scoring matches of late as well. Under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their last five league fixtures, and, taking everything into account, we are unlikely to see goals galore at Stadium MK. Kieran Phillips should be recalled to Morecambe’s starting XI after coming as a substitute in the FA Cup loss to Sheffield Wednesday.
Highlighted Player (Will Grigg):
Wighan Athletic striker Will Grigg became a viral sensation during the European Championship in France but the chances are any avid football fan will have been well aware of his goalscoring exploits even before 2016. The 27-year-old forward began his career at Stratford Town but it was in Walsall that the world took notice of his presence after 27 goals in 99 performances for the club.
He first came to prominence during the 2012/13 season when he was voted the club’s Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season, but a loan spell at Milton Keynes Dons during his rather unfortunate two-year spell over at Brentford proved crucial for his career.
The total of 20 goals in 44 appearances at Stadium MK was where Wigan Athletic noticed the Northern Ireland man and moved in to sign him on a three year contract for a £1 million fee in 2015. ‘Will Grigg’s on Fire’ was the hit song of the Euro 2016 even though the Northern Ireland striker ended up not getting a chance to make a bow in the tournament.