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MK Dons vs Leicester Free Tips and Betting Odds
A struggling League One side will have a handful to deal with in this matchup against a weakened Premier League's Leicester City.
This is going to be the first official match after the World Cup has ended, and if MK Dons ever had a chance to surprise a Premier League team, this should be that opportunity with Leicester's manager having a lot of problems with his squad.
Under 2.5 Goals
Even though Leicester has weapons to score goals, MK Dons should look to subdue those efforts with some tight defending, and managing the way they are handling their opponent's attempts towards their goal.
General information about MK Dons vs Leicester
UK Friendlies 28/07/17 Milton Keynes Dons Leicester Europe Friendlies 04/08/14 Milton Keynes Dons Leicester
UK Friendlies 28/07/17
Milton Keynes Dons
Europe Friendlies 04/08/14
Milton Keynes Dons
How important is League Cup for MK Dons?
MK Dons are struggling in League One, they are in a relegation battle, and the rest of the season will be tough for the team to get by and remain in the third tier of English football. But, the team managed to get past some tough hurdles earlier in the competition, and it seems they are playing a lot better in a tournament known for its knockout system than in the more suitable league competition. MK Dons didn't allow a single goal in their past three rounds of matches in the League Cup. They beat amateur side Sutton by a single goal, then made an impression with a 2-0 away win at Watford. Finally, in their latest round, they once again pulled a two-goal victory against Morecambe.
MK Dons probable lineup: Cumming, Tucker, O'Hora, Jules, Watson, McEachran, Johnson, Harvie, Holland, Eisa, Grant.
It's hard to predict what can we expect from Leicester in this match. Since the Premier League took a break they only played one friendly game, and it was a scoreless draw against French side Troyes. The probability of why they chose to play only one game is to give players who remained in the camp for the duration of the World Cup some time to recover, and work, training-wise, on their deficiencies. And there were a lot of those. It is known that, because of some stadium work, manager Brendan Rodgers didn't get proper funds to get the players he wanted this past summer, and he also lost Wesley Fofana who was sold to Chelsea. There were other departures as well, the most important one was from a long-time goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. Leicester had a tough opening to the season, the losses were piling up, and with some injuries to the team, things didn't look good. However, the team recuperated and got four wins in their last five matches before the break, so things don't look as bleak as they did in the first couple of months of the season.
Leicester's probable lineup: Iversen, Vestergaard, Evans, Thomas, Praet, Ndidi, Albrighton, Barnes, Soumare, Perez, Vardy.
MK Dons: No news to report.
Leicester: Caglar Soyuncu, James Justin, Ricardo Pereira, and Ryan Bertrand are injured. Danny Ward, Wout Faes, Timothy Castagne, Youri Tielemans, James Maddison, Nampalys Mendy, and Daniel Amartey are resting after the World Cup.
Facts about MK Dons vs Leicester
- What is the significance of this match? This is the last 16 of the League Cup
- What is the match venue? Stadium MK, Milton Keynes
- When is the kick-off? 19:45 BST, 20::45 CET