Blackpool (@2.0) vs MK Dons (@3.6)
15-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Blackpool will win

Blackpool – MK Dons Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 10:00

With popular boss Simon Grayson back in charge, long term boardroom turmoil finally resolved and supporter spirit restored, hopes were high for Blackpool coming into the new campaign and early signs are certainly promising. Indeed, the side have made a good start to the season, currently sitting 6th with 12 points from 7 matches and the Seasiders will be confident in pushing for a play-off spot over the coming months.

In recent times this has been a low scoring encounter with only one goal scored in the two league matches during the 2017/19 season. That strike came in a 1-0 home win for the Seasiders with the away leg ending 0-0. In eight games overall, Blackpool have win four, there have been two draws and MK Dons have won three times.

Graysons men have drawn 3 of their last 4 league games and a 3-2 defeat at fellow promotion hopefuls Coventry last time out has them arriving for Saturdays game under a degree of pressure, with putting an end to the current winless streak clearly the objective. Nonetheless, after winning their first 3 games, Blackpool have hit a rocky patch and come into this game desperate for a win.

Blackpool are sitting in the play-offs berth in the League One standings, but they are only three points clear of their Saturdays rivals. Paul Tisdales charges quickly bounced back from back-to-back defeats to the likes of Peterborough United and Accrington Stanley, with the team beating AFC Wimbledon 2-1 in their last league match. The Dons are tough to beat at home, but given their poor away record in the League One, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling the Seasiders party at Bloomfield Road.

Blackpool vs MK Dons Score Prediction

Away draws against Gillingham and Rochdale were followed by a 1-1 home point against Portsmouth. They had opened their account with three successive wins against Bristol Rovers, Southend and Oxford United but need to dig their heels in to remain in the high-profile positions. Unbeaten at home after three games (W2, D1) the Tangerines will take heart and manager Simon Grayson will be looking for home advantage to create another win.

This season theyve lost 3-2 at Wycombe Wanderers and 2-1 at Accrington Stanley. Its tough to consider backing them to win but playing them to score, as they have in their last three away matches, could be the way in. MK Dons have won three of their last four matches in all competitions and have nine points from six league games and are in 12th place. Away from home however they have one win in six, losing the other five matches.

After 6 matches, the visitors have 9 points to their name and have already shown they can be a competitive outfit at this level, but consistency is a bit of a worry, even with the campaign in its infancy. Indeed, the team have won and lost 3 times so far in the action weve seen and back to back defeats to Peterborough and Accrington Stanley prior to a home win over arch rivals AFC Wimbledon certainly showed theres still work to be done.

The Dons are tough to beat at home, but given their poor away record in the League One, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling the Seasiders party at Bloomfield Road. Blackpool are sitting in the play-offs berth in the League One standings, but they are only three points clear of their Saturdays rivals. Paul Tisdales charges quickly bounced back from back-to-back defeats to the likes of Peterborough United and Accrington Stanley, with the team beating AFC Wimbledon 2-1 in their last league match.

The Seasiders are determined to return to winning ways in the English third tier, but the game against MK Dons will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Blackpool made a flying start to the season, but they are on a four-game winless run in the League One ahead of the visit of Milton Keynes Dons.

Blackpool vs MK Dons Odds

Meanwhile, after a dramatic last day promotion from League Two last season, Milton Keynes Dons have adapted fairly well to life back in League One. Whilst some have had the side pencilled in as candidates for back to back promotions, staying well clear of a relegation battle is a more realistic objective and early signs would suggest theyll be capable of doing exactly that.

We can see both teams to score in a 2-1 winning score for Blackpool by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Blackpool v MK Dons match are shown here - as well as up-to-date odds. Should be an interesting one. We believe that MK Dons should be able to score a goal against this Blackpool lineup, but that is unlikely to be enough to prevent defeat.