Battle of the Dons preview

This Friday night, MK Dons take their second visit to Kingsmeadow to take part in one of the newest rivalries in world football against AFC Wimbledon in League One.

The Wombles’ first home meeting with the Dons was an intense affair before a ball had even been kicked with the chairman being denied access, the programme not showing MK Dons’ logo and the scoreboard referring to the visitors as “MK” showing their belief on who the real “Dons” were. So if this match is anything like that one, the fans are in for a real treat.

With being just a few weeks into the season, the table is barely taking shape, but MK Dons have the higher position being in thirteenth, but only three places and two points ahead of this Friday night’s opponents in sixteenth, meaning the victor will be ahead of the runners-up on the night, should the match end in one team taking three points.

A factor to focus on in this match is the attack. AFC Wimbledon have only scored five goals so far, two of which have been scored by Ghanaian international Kwesi Appiah in his debut season with the club, who are the lowest scorers in the division. MK Dons, however, can’t brag much better, only hitting the net seven times in their eight games, with their top scorer, American Gboly Ariyibi, alongside counterpart Appiah on two goals. While at the other end, the Dons have conceded nine in their last five, and Wimbledon have only kept two clean sheets so far.

We’re nine weeks into the season, who knows who’ll win? Both teams not in the form they’d like but if there’s one thing a game like this can promise, it’s excitement, thrills and passion. You do not want to miss this match




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