Form, odds and stats ahead of MK Dons' trip to take on Ipswich Town
Dons have never beaten the Tractorboys in five attempts
MK Dons will be looking to pick up their first win over Ipswich Town when they head to Portman Road on Saturday.
Although they were penalty shoot-out winners when the sides first met in 2007 following a 3-3 draw at Stadium MK, Dons were beaten by the Tractorboys in the next three outings - twice in the Championship and last season when they came to Stadium MK. The reverse fixture never took place. Daniel Harvie's second half strike cancelled out Jon Nolan's early strike for Ipswich when the sides shared the spoils in September.
Paul Cook's side sit five points and five places above Dons in League One ahead of kick-off, with their eyes still firmly on a play-off spot which they currently sit just three points shy of. Cook took over eight games ago, but has only managed to pick up nine points though, and only two victories during that time. Form at Portman Road though has kept them in contention for a top-six finish, losing just six times at home all season, winning 11 and drawing three. Their last loss at Portman Road came in January.
Dons head to East Anglia having won four of their last five, but tasted defeat on Easter Monday when they went down 2-0 to Crewe Alexandra at Stadium MK.
Tom Nield takes charge of the game at Portman Road. In 28 games this season, he has dished out 102 yellow cards and two reds. His last Dons game was the 2-2 draw with Sunderland at Stadium MK in February. Richard Wigglesworth and Michael Webb will run the lines, with Fourth Official Sam Purkiss.
Bookmakers have Dons at 9/5, Ipswich at 11/8 and 12/5 the draw.