Form, odds and stats ahead of MK Dons' trip to Bristol Rovers

Rovers are fighting for their lives and will need a win to keep their slim survival hopes alive

Monday, 19th April 2021, 9:25 am
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 9:26 am
Bristol Rovers' George Williams

MK Dons could pile more misery on Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night with their first win at the Memorial Ground in a decade.

Rovers sit second from bottom with four games remaining, currently six points adrift of Wigan Athletic who occupy the first safe spot outside the drop zone. Joey Barton's men have won just once in their last eight, but head into Tuesday night's game with the same record as Dons in their last three - a win, a draw and a defeat.

Russell Martin's men picked up their first win in three at the weekend after beating Portsmouth 1-0 at Stadium MK as they climbed up into the top half of League One.

While Dons' record at the Memorial Stadium recently has seen them lose on their last two visits. Their last win came in 2011 when Sean O'Hanlon and Daniel Powell fired Dons to a 2-1 win. Overall, Dons have won eight of the 15 meetings, with Rovers claiming four wins and three draws.

It will be a reunion of sorts with George Williams on Tuesday night too - the former Dons defender departed for Rovers, then managed by former manager Paul Tisdale, in January and has made 22 appearances for them since. Ed Upson, who played for Dons from 2016-18, was sent off on Saturday in the 1-0 defeat to Lincoln City and will miss the game through suspension.

Referee James Oldham will take charge of the game. In 28 games this season, he has dished out 76 yellow cards and four reds. He last took charge of Dons in the 1-1 draw with Oxford in February. Abbas Khan and Leigh Crowhurst will run the lines, with Fourth Official Lee Swabey.

Bookmakers have Dons at 13/8, Rovers are 17/10 and 23/10 the draw.