MK Dons v Swindon Town betting tips



Karl Fletcher’s team have claimed two wins and three draws to sit sixth in the table and have a chance to cement their place in the play-offs against a Swindon team who have lost both their opening away matches.

MK Dons are the 6/5 favourites with BetVictor to claim victory, having recently won 1-0 at Bramall Lane to illustrate their promotion credentials, although their previous two League One matches ended with a 2-2 scoreline.

Once again, while the Dons are one of the best passing teams in the division, they don’t seem to have a striker who can bag twenty goals per season, with Izale McLeod and Patrick Bamford currently the men entrusted with finding the net.

McLeod was doing well for Portsmouth last term before returning for a second spell at Stadium MK, although he has yet to find a goal in the league this term and can be backed at 9/2 with William Hill to break the deadlock. Bamford is on loan from Chelsea and is available at the same price.

Swindon are now managed by Mark Cooper, with Paolo Di Canio departing for Sunderland towards the end of last season and Town missing out on promotion through the play-offs.

The Robins are full of confidence after thrashing Crewe 5-0 at the County Ground, something followed on the heels of a 2-0 League Cup win at Loftus Road against a weakened QPR side intent on getting promotion to the Premier League.

Swindon can be backed at 12/5 with bet365 to make it three on the bounce this Saturday and they have taken a punt on Nile Ranger who recently arrived at the club from Newcastle after a series of misdemeanours in the north-east.

Ranger has scored in his past two games and the 22-year-old could end up thriving at League One level providing he keeps himself out of trouble, with Hills going 13/2 about the youngster breaking the deadlock.

It’s a game which promises goals if previous matches are any yardstick and Over 2.5 Goals looks a canny bet at 6/5 considering Swindon’s recent goalfest, with the 2-2 draw on offer at 17/1 and it’s a match which could well end up all square.