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MK Dons v Charlton Athletic

Stadiummk, Tuesday 18th April, Kick-off: 7:45pm.

EFL League One – Matchday: 43

Team & Player Statistics:

MK Dons – Position: 19

Pld 42 W 11 D 10 21 L gf 40 ga 60 gd -20 Points: 43

Top scorer: Mo Eisa – 12 goals (9 league).

Top assists: Conor Grant – 6 assists.

Previous result: Dons squandered the chance to all but secure their league one status afterconceding a 97th minute equaliser at home to Cheltenham (Sat 15) in a 2-2 draw.

Charlton Athletic – Position: 11

Pld 42 W 14 D 13 L 15 gf 62 ga 59 gd +3 Points: 55

Top scorer: Jesurun Rak-Sakyi – 13 goals.

Top assists: Alfie Morgan & Jesurun Rak-Sakyi – 6 assists.

Previous result: Charlton were humiliated at Ipswich, on Saturday, losing 6-0. Ryan Inniss’ late red card at 5-0 down compounded their struggle.

Head to head:

Dons wins: 9 Drawn: 4 Addicks wins: 9

Dons goals: 23 Addicks goals: 21

Last meeting: 25 Oct 2022 – The Valley, Charlton.

EFL League One – Charlton Athletic 0 MK Dons 2

Cheltenham in review:

Mo Eisa struck twice as MK Dons narrowly missed out on a priceless victory against mid-table Cheltenham Town at the Stadiummk, on Saturday afternoon.

Alfie May – the one to watch – nabbed an extremely lucky 97th minute equaliser to dent Dons survival hopes.

Sudan hitman Mo Eisa had dragged his side back from a goal deficit to lead 2-1 with the game fizzing out deep into stoppage time. After Elliot Bonds had scored an easy goal to gift Wade Elliott’s side an undeserved lead.

Cheltenham led against the run of play when Bonds capitalised on a poor ball out from the back by Cumming before rounding the goalkeeper and slotting into an empty net in the 12th minute.

Jamie Cumming made up for allowing Bonds to score when he pulled off a fantastic penalty save from Alfie May’s attempt. The spot kick given 20 minutes from time after Town’s Aidan Keena was fouled by Jack Tucker, but Cumming heroically turned May’s penalty over the Dons bar.

Mo’s first goal was a crisp strike after Grant & Holland combined to feed the Dons hitman his eleventh in all competitions.

Number 2 came after Will Ferry tangled with Tennai Watson inside the Cheltenham penalty box, Eisa converting emphatically from 12 yards out in the 59th minute for goal number 12 of the season.

May denied the Dons in what could be a key result in League One’s final relegation placings.

How could Dons line-up?

5-2-3 with a possible switch to 4-3-3 or 3-4-3 as the game progresses.

Possible Dons starting XI:

Cumming; Watson, Tucker, Lewington; Stewart, Maghoma, McEachran, Jules; Leko, Eisa, Grant.

How could Charlton line-up?

4-2-3-1, or the now common 4-3-3 for Dean Holden, and his addicks team.

Possible Charlton starting XI:

Brewer-Maynard; Sessengnon, Kane, Hector, Thomas; Morgan, Dobson, Fraser; Rak-Sakyi, Bonner, Campbell.

Ones to watch?

Mo Eisa – Attacker: Big game Mo, has rediscovered his goal-den touch. He is a man reborn since returning from his injury lay-off, and who would bet against more from sudan’s finest export?

Jesurun Rak-Sakyi – Attacker: The Palace youngster has impressed since his arrival from Selhurst Park. 13 league goals this season has justified the Charlton recruitment teams decision to nab him from under the noses of Liam Sweeting, and Co.

Score prediction:

MK Dons 2 – Charlton 1.

A win under the lights for Jacko’s army.

Match-odds supplied by talkSPORT Edge:

Dons win:  6/4 Draw: 23/10 Charlton win: 2/1

Well here we go it’s the business end of the season, never has that phrase “Together as One” seemed more appropriate.

Thank you for joining me to preview this clash against Charlton!

Until Next Time, SM.

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