Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Saturday’s football game at Stadium mk pits together MK Dons and Oxford United, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the League One standings. MK Dons are fighting hard to secure the survival, while Oxford United are eyeing promotion to the Championship. The Dons did well to hold Doncaster Rovers to a draw at the Keepmoat Stadium, with the team putting an end to their five-game losing run in the League One.
However, the Yellows are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals. Oxford United quickly bounced back from their slow start to the season, and they seem to be on top of their game ahead of the trip to Buckinghamshire. In their last meeting in the League One Oxford United recorded a 3-1 win over Milton Keynes Dons, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the promotion-chasing team.
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 (Oxford United):
Oxford United are one of the oldest clubs in the League One as they were founded back in 1893. However, Oxford United adopted their current name 67 years later and have been playing under it ever since.
Over the years the Yellows have built a great rivalry with Swindon Town and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two sides. Oxford United play home matches at Kassam Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 12,500. The stadium was built in 1997 and has been Oxford United’s home ground ever since. The Boys from Up the Hill are well known for their yellow and blue colours, but they play their away games in dark blue (with a little yellow) or black kits.
Oxford’s player with the most league appearances is John Shuker, playing 478 games for the club from 1962 to 1977. On the other hand, Jim Magilton is the club’s most capped player in internationals, playing 18 games for Northern Ireland.