The72’s writers offer their MK Dons vs Swindon Town prediction ahead of the League Two clash on Saturday.
MK Dons have a new boss at the helm in the form of ex-Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson. He took over the League Two side after parting company with Gateshead.
The Dons won 4-1 at home to Bradford City last time out after goals by Joe Tomlinson, Jack Payne, Max Dean and Alex Gilbey. They are now sat in 16th position in the table.
As for Swindon, they find themselves 9th and are two points off the play-offs. They were beaten 1-0 at home by Gillingham on Tuesday night and will be looking to bounce back.
Here, a handful of our writers make their predictions for the game…
“Both of these teams will be looking to start picking up more wins as they aim to reach the top seven at least.
“MK Dons have the new manager bounce, as proven by their impressive win over Bradford City last time out, and they will be in confident mood now.
“Swindon are no pushovers though and have players who can hurt the Dons like Dan Kemp and Charlie Austin. Their away form hasn’t been that strong and that is why they have slipped out of the play-offs.
“For that reason, I’m edging towards a home win for this one, although there isn’t too much to split the two.”
MK Dons vs Swindon Town prediction: 2-1
“That was a fantastic midweek display from MK Dons. Bradford were poor, but it was a performance that Gateshead fans were more than familiar with during Williamson’s tenure and hopefully, it’s one Dons supporters can become accustomed to.
“Swindon’s attacking firepower is no secret and they could pose threats for the hosts but after an impressive performance in the week, I think MK will be in high confidence. They’ve seen first hand how Williamson’s tactics at their best and that should only instil more faith in the new boss.
“Of course it’s only early days, but there’s no telling how big the impact of that win can be. I’ll back them to get another good win here too.”