Form, odds and stats ahead of Dons and Northampton's fourth meeting

The sides have already met three times this season
Lasse Sorensen in action against Northampton earlier this seasonLasse Sorensen in action against Northampton earlier this season
Lasse Sorensen in action against Northampton earlier this season

MK Dons will be out to pick up a third win this season over managerless Northampton Town when the Cobblers visit Stadium MK on Saturday.

Russell Martin's side were triumphant in both of the Papa John's Trophy meetings this season, winning 3-1 at Stadium MK in September before a comfortable 2-0 win at the PTS Academy Stadium last month. The league meeting between the sides in November was a 0-0 draw.

In what will be the 18th match between the sides since their first meeting in 2008, Dons have won 10 times, while Northampton have just three victories - none of them have come in Milton Keynes - and there have been four draws.

Cobblers arrive at MK1 though still seeking their first win of 2021. Picking up just four points from 24, they find themselves sat in the relegation zone and last week parted company with Keith Curle after more than two years in charge.

Dons have picked up 10 points from a possible 12 and sit 13th in League One, having picked up results against promotion contenders Sunderland and Hull recently.

Samuel Barrott takes charge of the game, his 23rd outing of the season. He has booked 58 players, and sent off four this season. It will be the first time he has officiated either Dons or Northampton. Leigh Crowhurst and Aaron Farmer will run the lines, with Fourth Official Paul Howard.

Bookmakers have Dons at 11/20 to claim the win, Northampton are 11/2 and 13/5 the draw.