Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Saturday’s football game at Stadium mk pits together Milton Keynes Dons and Rochdale, the two teams who are fighting hard to secure the League One survival. MK Dons aim to put an end to their three-game winless run in the League One, and the fact that they recorded three wins in the previous four home matches in the English third tier is surely giving fans a reason for optimism.
The Dale, on the other hand, have been struggling at the back of late. Following a 2-1 loss to Wycombe Wanderers, Rochdale played out a 2-2 draw with Gillingham in their last league match. Despite being only seven points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the trip to Buckinghamshire, the visitors should be happy with one point from the match. However, home win should be considered as Milton Keynes Dons have been producing fine displays at their Stadium mk in recent weeks.
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 (Rochdale):
Nicknamed the Dale, Rochdale are a professional English club that compete in the League One (English third tier). Rochdale were founded back in 1907, after World War I, with the team beating Accrington Stanley 6-3 in their first league game 14 years later.
The Dale wear blue shirts with black stripes and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst gray is the dominant colour of their away kit. Spotland Stadium is the club’s home ground, with the venue holding no more than 10,249 spectators. Bury and Oldham Athletic are considered the club’s fiercest rivals, but they have built up rivalries with the likes of Halifax Town, Burnley, Stockport County, Wigan Athletic and Accrington Stanley as well.
Back in 1962 Rochdale made it to the Football League Cup final, with the team facing Norwich City in the title game. The Canaries proved to be a big catch for the Dale, but this is still considered the club’s biggest success. It has to be noted that the Spotland Stadium outfit have three Lancashire Cup titles as well (1948/1949, 1970/1971, 2004/2005).