Our prediction for this League 1 match:
AFC Wimbledon and MK Dons face each other in all-Dons clash at Plough Lane on Matchday 42. AFC Wimbledon are still fighting hard to survive in League One, and this has to go down as a must-win game for the home team. Cheye Alexander is a major doubt, and the defender will be assessed ahead of Saturday’s clash. MK Dons, on the other hand, climbed to automatic promotion berth thanks to a 2-1 win over relegation-threatened Crewe.
Liam Manning’s troops are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win, and they should take advantage of AFC Wimbledon’s anything but good form. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team. Liam Manning is unlikely to make changes to the starting XI that defeated the Railwaymen at the weekend even though experienced attacker Connor Wickham is pushing for a start.
Highlighted Player (Nikola Tzanev):
Nikola Tzanev is a New Zealand goalkeeper who started his youth career at Crystal Palace. Tzanev then moved to Brentford and he continued wearing the red and white shirt at senior level. After ending his loan spell with Lewes, the 195-cm-tall shoot-stopper moved to AFC Wimbledon in 2017.
During the 2018/2019 campaign he played for Potters Bar Town as a loan player, but at the end of the season he returned to AFC Wimbledon. He made his League One debut with the Dons on August 3, 2019 in a 2-1 loss to Rotherham United. Speaking of his international career, Nik Tzanev made his New Zealand debut in a 1-0 win over Chinese Taipei on June 5, 2018.
The Dons goalkeeper has 3 caps for the New Zealand U20 team as well. Nikola Tzanev was born in Wellington on December 23, 1996 and his preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (MK Dons):
Based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes Dons are a League One club that welcome their rivals at Stadium MK. The venue was opened in 2007 and can hold up to 30,500 spectators. Milton Keynes Dons play their home games in white shirts and white shorts, whilst their away kit is red.
The Dons are one of the youngest clubs in England as they were founded in 2004, but they are well known for youth development. English attacker is the club’s all-time top goal-scorer, netting 62 goals in 165 appearances for MK Dons. Dele Alli, who currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur, is the most famous footballer to have played for the Milton Keynes Dons, netting 18 goals in 62 appearances for the club in the league.
Speaking of notable coaches, it has to be noted that former Liverpool superstar Robbie Fowler and ex German international Dietmar Hamman were in charge of the club.