Peterborough v MK Dons Betting Tips: Hosts to exploit Don’s back-line

Jan 26 2017

This League One match sees two sides with patchy recent form go head-to-head as MK Dons travel a short distance to take on Peterborough United at The ABAX.

Peterborough suffered a surprising loss in their last match against relegation-threatened Oldham Athletic to continue what has been a pretty miserable run of late with three defeats in their last five matches in all competitions and just one win in their last six league matches. However, they are still just about in the play-off hunt and are currently only four points behind 6th place.

As mentioned on previous write-ups regarding The Posh, goals are a regular occurrence in their matches having scored an impressive 40 and conceded a rather poor 33 in the league so far.

The Posh have registered on the scoreboard in all but one of their last eight matches, despite results going against them, which shows they clearly are a force in the attacking third. Unfortunately, they have found it hard to keep clean sheets with just two recorded in their last nine matches.

Despite the fact they have not won at home in either of their last two attempts, Grant McCan’s side’s form at the ABAX Stadium has actually been relatively good with no defeats in their last four in all competitions and just one defeat in their last seven.

MK Dons midfielder Ed Upson says the club has turned a corner since the arrival of new manager Robbie Neilson and perhaps they have as they now sit in 16th, four points clear of the drop-zone. However, this is not great for a side who were playing in the Championship last year and, as mentioned in the introduction, form has been rather patchy with two wins, two losses and a draw in their last five matches in all competitions.

The stats show that the Dons are not terrible at either end with the records of 34 scored and 37 conceded in the league by no means the worst out of the 24 teams. You can see by recent results with scores that vary from 0-0 to 5-3 that this inconsistency is not only in results, but goals at both ends of the field.

Whilst Robbie Neilson’s methods have been praised since his arrival, away form has taken a huge dip since he took over at Stadium MK with the Dons failing to win a single match on the road in all competitions, losing four and drawing twice.

With the Dons’ record on their travels being so poor, as well as Peterborough generally faring well at home, the hosts can come out on top here. Grant McCann’s team should be capable of flexing their attacking muscles enough to gain three point and are worth backing to do so at 7/5.

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