It is this meeting that will open the next English League Cup. Bournemouth represent the Championship (the second strongest division in the country) and MK Dons play in the First League (the third strongest).
MK Dons are the former Wimbledon who changed their name after the change of location. The Dons are not very financially capable and their main goal is to maintain a residence permit in the league. Last season they were 13th in The lead over the relegation zone was 18 points and the lead over the playoffs was nine. This offseason the club has lost more players than it gained. And the quality of the newcomers is not the top one.
For Bournemouth, this will be the second consecutive season in the Championship after a recent relegation. In the last campaign, the club did not have stability on the coaching bridge. During the season, Cherries unexpectedly took over the Woodgate-Redknapp tandem. Under their leadership, the team advanced to the playoffs, but lost there in the semifinals. At the end of June, Cherries announced the appointment of Scott Parker, who brought Fulham to the Premier League a year ago but was unable to maintain his residence permit there. In the current campaign, Bournemouth are aiming to return to the Premier League. That’s why Parker was invited. However, so far the “cherries” cannot boast of the necessary reinforcements of the line-up, which is why their prospects look somewhat vague in this regard.
Preview of the match Bournemouth-MK Dons:
In the last four matches with Bournemouth, a goal exchange has been recorded. You can bet on “both will score yes” with an effect of 1.75 on 1xbet app download
MK Dons have scored at least three goals in four straight games. You can bet on the total over (2.5) with odds of 1.69.
Prediction for the match Bournemouth – Milton Keynes Dons
The hosts are the favorites of the meeting, but we would not recommend betting on the outcome here. The first official meeting of the season for both sides, it is difficult to guess for sure which of the counterparts in what form. In addition, there is always a place for sensations in cup tournaments, especially in English ones. Additional funding to advance to the next round will not hurt anyone in a pandemic crisis. But Bournemouth will still have to continue “parachute payments” after leaving the Premier League. And the championship is much more important for the “cherry”, which can affect the motivation in this meeting. just not their method. However, the latest results listed in the statistical block remind us of this once again. Based on all this,