Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Memorial Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Bristol Rovers and MK Dons, the two teams who have been struggling to find their forms of late. Bristol Rovers head into the match following back-to-back defeats to Accrington and Morecambe, meaning that they are low on confidence ahead of the visit of MK Dons. All Loft, Ward, and Anderson are pushing for places in the starting line-up as Joey Barton should opt to make changes to the team that faced the Shrimps.
Meanwhile, the Dons, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Shrewsbury and Exeter, and seeing that they will go for a win as well, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Warren O’Hora remains on the sidelines with a long-term injury, with Ethan Robson and Nathan Holland likely to miss out as well.
Highlighted Player (Glenn Whelan):
Probably one of the most underrated footballers in Premier League history, Glenn Whelan was born on 13 January 1982 in Dublin and he went on to enjoy a very successful career on club and international level.
Following spells with Manchester City, Bury and Sheffield Wednesday, the defensive midfielder found his peace at the Britannia Stadium, making over 250 Premier League appearances for Stoke City and keeping his place in the side under both Tony Pulis and Mark Hughes. Predominantly focused on doing the dirty defensive work and helping out the back four, Whelan never quite made the headlines for his style of play or quality of his displays, but remained an important player for both club and country.
The midfielder has so far made over 70 appearances for the Republic of Ireland national team, wearing the captain’s armband on several occasions, and starting all three group games at the Euro 2012 finals, while helping The Green Army qualify for the Euro 2016 as well.
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.