Sheffield Wednesday vs MK Dons: Form, odds and stats
The Owls are two points and two places behind Dons in League One, sitting seventh with 29 points having played a game more.
Something of draw specialists of late, Wednesday have drawn six of their last 10 games, winning three but only losing once, and that was in the FA Cup last weekend, going down 3-0 to League One leaders Plymouth. On Saturday, they raced into a 3-0 lead at Accrington but almost let the win slip, holding on to win 3-2.
After a shaky period in October, Dons have pulled their league form back and have won their last three in the division to sit fifth. On Saturday, Liam Manning’s side were 1-0 winners over Burton Albion at Stadium MK.
More often than not, and especially at Hillsborough, games between Dons and Wednesday end up in draws. Down the years, there have been 10 meetings, and six of them have ended up all square. And in five meetings at S6, four have been honours even.
Dons’ last trip, coming in April 2016, was a dramatic one. Heading for relegation from the Championship, youngster Charlie Burns kept a stunning clean sheet, despite Wednesday peppering the frame of his goal as Dons held on for a 0-0 draw.
Referee Robert Madley will take charge of the game. The former Premier League referee has overseen 15 games this season, booking 51 and sending off two. His last Dons game was the 4-0 thumping they suffered at Sincil Bank against Lincoln last April. Wayne Grunnill and Daniel Woodward will runs the lines, with Fourth Official Bradley Hall.
Bookmakers have Dons at 11/5 to win the game, while Wednesday are 5/4 with 5/2 the draw.