Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Following back-to-back wins over Cambridge United and Accrington, MK Dons will look to escape the danger zone when they take on Morecambe on Matchday 38. The Dons are desperate to secure yet another League One survival, and they must be brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Morecambe. With no fresh injury worries to report, Mark Jackson is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Accy Stanley.
The Shrimps, meanwhile, failed to win the previous six league fixtures. Since Morecambe had no more than five goal attempts in a 1-1 draw with Oxford United, we predict that the in-form hosts are going to pick up all three points from Saturday’s encounter. Forward Ashley Hunter is widely expected to return to the starting XI after scoring the equalizer as a substitute against Oxford. You should know that MK Dons are eyeing their fifth consecutive win over Morecambe in all competitions.
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.
Highlighted Team (Morecambe):
Based in Lancashire, England, Morecambe are a professional club that compete in the League 2. The Shrimps were founded in 1920, and they welcome their home rivals at Globe Arena. The venue, which was opened in August, 2010, can hold up to 6,476 people.
Morecambe wear red shirts and red shorts when playing in front of home fans, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit. Fellow Lancashire-based club Accrington Stanley are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals. The Shrimps have rivalries with the likes of Lancaster City, Fleetwood Town, Barrow, Kendal Town, and Southport as well.
In 1974 Morecambe won the FA Trophy as they defeated Dartford 2-1 in the title game, and 14 years later they lifted the Conference League Cup trophy. The Shrimps secured promotion into the Football League with a 2-1 win over Exeter City in the 2007 play-offs final.