MK Dons v Fleetwood Betting Tips: Rosler’s men can maintain unbeaten run

Feb 16 2017

An inconsistent MK Dons outfit play host to the seemingly unbeatable Fleetwood at Stadium mk on Saturday afternoon – a match that could see the visitors stretch their unbeaten run to 16.

MK Dons’ have been blighted with inconsistency this season and have failed to get a decent run going at any point. Failing to win with regularity has ultimately cost Robbie Nielson’s side any hopes of obtaining a place in the play-offs.

On the other hand, Fleetwood’s promotion challenge is alive and well. And The Cod Army will be entering this match in good spirits having got the better of a direct promotion rival during the week.

Considering the way things have gone for these two of late, it’s hard to understand why The Dons have been made such favourites for this match. Playing at home certainly helps, but taking notable scalps on the road is nothing new to Fleetwood this season and they’re certainly the side in better shape at this moment in time. At the prices, backing the visitors on the ‘Draw No Bet’ market is an opportunity that cannot be missed.

Uwe Rosler has his team exceptionally well-drilled and it’s probably fair to say that Fleetwood are just about the toughest team to face in League One right now. The Cod Army come into this match unbeaten in 15 and are looking very solid indeed. Playing on the road has proved to be no problem of late either since the visitors are without a loss in their last eight away from home – a spell which has seen them keep five clean sheets, as well as beat league leaders Sheffield United.

Defensively, Rosler’s men are strong and they come into this fixture having conceded just three goals in their last ten games. On top of this, they’re currently conceding on average the fifth-lowest number of shots on target per game in League One, while MK Dons are currently conceding on average the third-highest number of shots on target per game. If the visitors can continue to keep things tight at the back, then there really is every chance that they can get the better of MK Dons at the other end.

The hosts come into this one having failed to score in either of their last two fixtures. Nielson’s side might have acquitted themselves well in recent home matches, but they’re the sort of team who tend to get the better of sloppy defensive units – something that Fleetwood couldn’t be further dissociated with right now. Against the compact, disciplined style of play that is likely to be adopted by the visitors, MK Dons could find it hard to hit their stride.

If they are to struggle from a forward perspective in this match, then there’s not too much hope for them at the other end. In front of a home crowd this season, MK Dons have conceded more goals than any other League One team (27) and have kept just three clean sheets in 16 matches.

You’d be hard pushed to find someone who would argue against the fact that Fleetwood are very much a side on the up under Rosler, and, against an inconsistent but ultimately average MK Dons team, at the odds available, the visiting side are well worth siding with on the ‘Draw No Bet’ market.

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