Form, odds and stats ahead of MK Dons' FA Cup trip to Eastleigh

Russell Martin's side make the trip to the Silverlake Stadium for the first time
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The FA Cup first round has not been kind to MK Dons in the last two seasons, but Russell Martin hopes the club's record against non-league opposition will help them past Eastleigh on Sunday.

Defeats to Port Vale and Grimsby have seen them eliminated from the competition at the first hurdle, but with wins over Hyde, Spennymoor and Halifax down the years have seen them progress in years gone by. And they head to the outskirts of Southampton on Sunday unbeaten in their last three, beating Wigan while drawing with AFC Wimbledon and Northampton Town.

Ben Strevens' side have made an excellent start to the National League season, and have just one loss to their name in their opening seven games, winning four of them - most recently a 2-1 win over Bromley to put them fifth in the table. They booked their spot in the first round courtesy of a 3-1 win over Weston-super-Mare.

Referee Alan Young takes charge of the game at the Silverlake Stadium. He has booked 35 players in his nine games this season. Dons last saw him in the 1-1 draw with Port Vale in April 2019 in League Two. Mark Derrien and Justin Amey will run the lines, and John Flynn will be the fourth official.

Bookmakers have Dons at 4/5 to emerge from the tie victorious, Eastleigh at 16/5 and 11/4 the draw.