MK Dons and Lincoln City face-off in top of the table clash

League Two leaders Lincoln City and second in the table MK Dons meet in a mouthwatering top of the table clash at Stadium MK on Saturday.

The fixture will see the side with the best home record in the division meet the team with the best away record. MK Dons have accumulated forty-three points from their twenty home games so far this campaign while the Imps have only lost three on their travels, winning eleven of their twenty games on the road.

Both sides recent form is excellent. MK Dons have moved up to second in the table following an impressive run of seven victories in nine games, but they will face a resilient Lincoln team who have not lost in the league since a Boxing Day reverse at Crewe, a total of seventeen games.

Lincoln are eight points clear of the Dons and eleven points clear in the automatic promotion spots and will have the boost of tremendous travelling support of over 5000 fans in the away end. They have only lost four games all season, which is at least three fewer than any other side in League Two, with only Sunderland in the entire EFL having lost fewer.

Dons boss Paul Tisdale hopes to have key midfielder Alex Gilbey available after missing last weeks victory at Forest Green through injury. Tisdale was also hopeful over the fitness of Baily Cargill, Jordan Moore-Taylor and George Williams ahead of the game which could see MK close the gap on the leaders to five points.

Lincoln manager Danny Cowley was equally optimistic over the availability for selection of the experienced duo of Jason Shackell and Lee Freckington after recent injury lay-offs. Cowley will know a win will put one foot in League One and one hand on his third piece of silverware in three seasons by extending their lead at the top to eleven points with five games to play.

Lincoln won the reverse fixture at Sincil Bank in September, coming from a goal behind to secure the points in a 2-1 win which was their first victory over Milton Keynes in seven attempts.


Our View

Does an immovable object meet an irresistible force on Saturday?

The respective home and away records of the two sides means the draw looks the most likely outcome.

The game at Sincil Bank was a tight affair, and you get the feeling the two managers love pitting their wits against each other.

I expect it to be another close tactical game with the 5000 or so Imps travelling home probably much happier with a point than their hosts and closest promotion rivals.

 

 

 

 

 

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