Form, odds and stats ahead of MK Dons' game with Swindon Town

Dons face another relegation struggler at Stadium MK

By Toby Lock
Friday, 23rd April 2021, 9:58 am
Updated Friday, 23rd April 2021, 9:58 am
Scott Fraser and Will Grigg celebrate
Scott Fraser and Will Grigg celebrate

MK Dons could confirm Swindon Town's relegation to League Two on Saturday when the Robins visit Stadium MK.

With three games remaining, Swindon are seven points behind Wigan Athletic who occupy the first safety spot in 20th, meaning they will have to beat the Latics' result against Burton to remain in with a slim chance of survival.

Dons already dealt a blow to one relegation candidate this week in beating Bristol Rovers 2-0 at the Memorial Stadium, sending them to the bottom of the pile after Swindon's somewhat surprise 3-1 victory over Portsmouth. The win ended a five-game losing streak for John Sheridan's side, and kept alive their League One survival hopes.

The last time the sides met was in December between Christmas and New Year. Russell Martin's side ran out easy 4-1 winners at the County Ground.

Down the years, Dons have had the upper hand over the Robins, winning 11 of the 24 meetings. Swindon have seven wins, with six draws. Swindon did in fact win on their last visit to Stadium MK, claiming the three points in a 3-2 win over Paul Tisdale's side in February 2019.

Scott Oldham takes charge of the game on Saturday. In 29 games this season, Mr Oldham has kept his red card firmly in his pocket, but has drawn for yellow 58 times. Paul Yates and Adrian Tranter will run the lines with Fourth Official Anthony Da Costa.

Bookmakers have Dons at 13/20 to win the game and send Swindon down, while a Robins victory is 9/2, and 11/4 the draw.