Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Following a 2-1 win over Port Vale, MK Dons will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Accrington Stanley in the League One round 5. MK Dons have regained a much-needed confidence, and a win over Accrington should see them escape the relegation zone. In Will Grigg’s absence, a man to watch in the home team will be Bradley Johnson, who scored a brace in the midweek triumph, while all Eisa, Watson, McEachran, Holland, and Harvie have been struggling with injuries of late.
The Accy Stanley, on the other hand, were not in action in midweek as their game against Forest Green was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Given the number of absentees in the home side, we predict that the visitors are going to grab something from Saturday’s clash. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Mo Eisa):
Born on the 12th of July, 1994, in Khartoum, Sudan, Mo Eisa is a Sudanese professional footballer who plays for Peterborough United in the third tier of English Football. The 6ft tall striker/ winger is a Pro Touch Soccer Academy product.
The initial years of his career were spent playing non-league football with teams like Dartford, Leatherhead, and Greenwich Borough, the latter for whom he scored over 50 goals in 100 appearances. On the 7th of July, 2017, Eisa signed a contract with League Two outfit Cheltenham Town and made his league debut on the 5th of August, 2017.
A prolific season with the Robins earned him the Supporters' Player Of The Year and the Players' Player Of The Year awards at the end of the season. For the 18/19 season, the 25-year-old joined Championship side Bristol for a brief stint before returning to League One with Peterborough for the following season on a four-year contract.
Highlighted Team (Accrington):
Founded back in 1891 and reformed in 1968, Accrington Stanley are an English football club that compete in the League One. The original team competed in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, spending the last four seasons in Lancashire Combination.
The Accy are well known for their red home kit, whilst they wear sky blue shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The League One side play their home games at Crown Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 5,450 spectators (3,100 seated). Accrington have been playing at Crown Ground since 1970.
Listed as the all-time favourite player amongst fans, Chris Grimshaw is one of the most famous Accrington Stanley footballers. However, George Stewart is the team’s top scorer, netting 136 goals in total from 1954 to 1958. It has to be noted that the Accy have yet to represent England in European competitions.