Our prediction for this League 1 match:
MK Dons will be aiming to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Accrington when they host Burton Albion at their Stadium MK on Matchday 17. The first half of the season has been a mixed bag for the Dons, and, as a result, they sit in the 17th place in the standings ahead of Saturday’s clash. Russell Martin’s troops failed to impress in their last league match, but it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course.
The Brewers have been playing below expectations in the 2020/21 season, with the team sitting in the relegation zone. Burton Albion are not regarded as good travellers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling MK Dons’ party at Stadium MK. Carlton Morris, who found the net at the weekend, is likely to keep his place up front, alongside experienced attacker Cameron Jerome.
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 (Burton):
Burton Albion are one of the four clubs that secure promotion to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign. The Brewers welcome their rivals at Pirelli Stadium, the venue that was opened in 2005. The capacity of the stadium is 6,912, while the seating capacity of the venue is 2,034.
Burton Albion won the FA Trophy in 1987, with the team winning Football League Two in 2015. During the club’s non-League period, the Brewers’ local rivals were Nuneaton Borough, Tamworth, Stafford Rangers and Gresley Rovers, but while they were playing in the Football League the club’s rivals were Crewe, Port Vale, Notts County and Chesterfield.
Derby County are considered Burton Albion’s rivals as well, but the rivalry with the Rams is rather friendly. The colour of Burton Albion’s home kit is black and yellow, while they wear white and grey jerseys on the travels.