Wednesday can heap further misery on the struggling Dons
Is one win in seven league and cup games a cause for concern?
Of course it is but only two of those matches entered in defeat and one of those was against a Premier League side.
Nobody who saw Sheff Wednesday’s fightback against Cardiff City in South Wales on Saturday can doubt the team spirit that exists among Carlos Carvalhal’s squad at present. They don’t appear to know when they are beaten and, despite a dreadful first-half showing, showed their class in the final 45 minutes to take a point off one of their rivals for a top six spot.
There now looks an opportunity for Wednesday to move up the table over Christmas as they face the struggling MK Dons this Tuesday before hosting Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City in the space of six days – the coach will need all of his squad to pull together.
Carvalhal must take a lot of credit for identifying and dealing with the problems posed by Cardiff at the weekend. Goals from Fernando Forestieri and Barry Bannan after the interval gave the Owls a share of the spoils but they can’t afford to give sides like Cardiff a head start if they want to establish themselves as a top six team.
However, Both Teams have scored in Wednesday’s last four away matches in the Championship and that outcome at Stadium: MK is 9/10. But everything points to a narrow away win at 6/5 in our Full Time Result betting – Wednesday to win by one in our Winning Margins market is 27/5.
There have been under 2.5 Goals in the Dons’ last four home games against teams in the top half and that can be backed at 4/6 in our Goal Over/Under betting. The reliable Forestieri to score again in our Anytime Goalscorer odds is a tempting 12/5.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm on Tuesday, December 15th at Stadium: MK
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