Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Northampton Town will be looking to build on a thrilling 3-2 win over Wigan Athletic when they take on MK Dons at Sixfields Stadium on day 11 of the new League One campaign. The Cobblers quickly bounced back from a heavy 4-0 loss to Portsmouth, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at MK Dons in the midweek clash. Teenage attacker Caleb Chukwuemeka is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the triumph over the Latics.
MK Dons, on the other hand, shared the spoils with AFC Wimbledon in their last league match. The visitors aim to escape the danger zone in the League One standings, but home win should be considered as Northampton looked sharp in front of goal in their last league fixture. When the two teams met in the EFL Trophy in September MK Dons defeated Northampton 3-1, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
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 (MK Dons):
Based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes Dons are a League One club that welcome their rivals at Stadium MK. The venue was opened in 2007 and can hold up to 30,500 spectators. Milton Keynes Dons play their home games in white shirts and white shorts, whilst their away kit is red.
The Dons are one of the youngest clubs in England as they were founded in 2004, but they are well known for youth development. English attacker is the club’s all-time top goal-scorer, netting 62 goals in 165 appearances for MK Dons. Dele Alli, who currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur, is the most famous footballer to have played for the Milton Keynes Dons, netting 18 goals in 62 appearances for the club in the league.
Speaking of notable coaches, it has to be noted that former Liverpool superstar Robbie Fowler and ex German international Dietmar Hamman were in charge of the club.