MK Dons Sunderland Match Preview

MK Dons v Sunderland match preview

MK Dons Sunderland match Preview

After a couple of emphatic home wins, SAFC Blog heads South for MK Dons Sunderland on Saturday. 

It’s our 1st ever league visit; Whilst they are probably quite happy to be in League 1, I’m ready for our exit to the Championship in May. MK Dons Away doesn’t sound overly glamorous, but to be fair their stadium is mint.

MK Dons v Sunderland match preview
Stadium MK….. It’s not Fleetwood or Accrington

Whilst it’s our first league visit, we did play there in the League Cup, we won fairly easy courtesy of goals from McClean and Gardener. Bizarrely almost 12 months later we were drawn to play them again in the League Cup – 4 goals in the last 12 minutes saw us edge through! 

Limping past MK dons seemed a distant memory by March when we lost to Man City in the final at Wembley. 

Loads of people reading this will have a pretty miserable relationship with Wembley…. but…. we were so close? 6 years on, I’ve still not watched Ya Ya Toure’s goal on TV – but it’s embedded in my grey matter and I’m pretty confident that it’s the greatest goal I’ve seen live?

 

“Dare to Dream??”…. City were rattled, if we could have stayed at 1-0 for another 10 minutes, we’d have won the game?” Not to worry…. I’m sure we’ll win at Wembley soon??

Are MK Dons any good?

A look at the table would suggest they are shite – the reality is they are good at home. Since losing to current leaders Rotherham in November, they have won 4 consecutive home league games, including beating Oxford, Coventry and Portsmouth! 

All games are tough in L1, there’s nothing to suggest Saturday will be any different? Unlike us, they don’t draw many – only 4 draws, which means they have lost 14 games, (only Southend have lost more), so a result either way on Saturday looks likely.

We beat them 2-1 in September, in truth we weren’t very good and they were worse. A great goal from Max Power settled the issue in what was to prove to be the last home game under the tenure of Jack Ross.

“It’s not stuck on 1-1 after all??”
Aside from a stunning goal from Max Power, the MKDons Sunderland game at the SOL was fairly desperate

SAFCBlog is built on positivity and tries to avoid controversy. It would be remiss not to mention that MK Dons are a new club, from afar and with limited knowledge of the situation, they seemed to tuck up Wimbledon, similarly Wimbledon seemed to stitch up Kingstonian? Anyway I don’t know enough about it to have an opinion of any worth.

Given their infancy and the fact that we’ve only played them a few times, as expected there’s very few links between the clubs. The most obvious link is Northern Ireland Hotshot Will Grigg, he scored 22 goals in 44 games for them! The highlight being a brace against Manchester United in a 4-0 cup win, SAFCBlog is fairly prolific – but I’m genuinely lost for words…..

Will Grigg, (when he was slimmer and fitter), celebrates a brace vs Man Utd…. I wouldn’t back him now to secure a brace of Pheasants from a farm shop? We all know he’ll start to score once he joins Swindon, but he’s not set the world on fire during his time at Sunderland?”

Are Sunderland going to win?

Yep I’d say so, momentum is huge in football,; we will have a huge following – SAFCBlog has a new flag. It’s all coming together? Huge credit to Parky and his assistant…….

Steve Parkin – a man who “rears wasps with his bare hands” and “has never owned a coat”

SAFCBlog prediction for MK Dons Sunderland

SAFCBlog predicts…….

MK Dons 0 Sunderland 2

FTM

 



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