MK Dons and Sutton United are set to square off this week at Stadium MK in the first round of the EFL Cup. Match day schedules for August 9 at 21:45 EAT.
While they were successful in retaining the services of one of the EFL’s most highly-rated managers, the hosts are yet to come close to finding the same kind of form which took them close to promotion in 2021-22. Coming into this game, MK Dons lost their last two fixtures.
MK Dons will want better results following 0-1 League One losing effort against Sheffield Wednesday in their last match. In that game, MK Dons managed 67% possession and 10 shots with four of them on target. Sheffield Wednesday got 15 shots with four of them on target and a goal scored by Josh Windass (22′).
Meanwhile, Sutton United will be pleased to get the opportunity to get back out onto the pitch as soon as possible, but another defeat would be far from ideal ahead of the long trip at the weekend. Coming into this game, Sutton is winless in four of their last six matches with two loses two draws and two wins.
Sutton United will be hoping to turn things around here after 2-1 League two defeat to Doncaster Rovers in their previous outing. In that game, Sutton managed, 44% possession, 15 shots with four of them on target and a goal scored by Donovan Wilson (16′). Doncaster got 12 shots with four of the on target.
MK Dons vs. Sutton United head to head
Tuesday’s meeting will be the first head to head encounter between MK Dons and Sutton United. Check out their last five results:
- Milton Keynes 0-1 Sheffield Wed
- Cambridge 1-0 Milton Keynes
- Barnet 1-3 Milton Keynes
- Kings Lynn 1-1 Milton Keynes
- Rushden 0-4 Milton Keynes
- Doncaster 2-1 Sutton United
- Sutton United 1-1 Newport County
- Sutton United 0-1 Woking
- Sutton United 0-0 Charlton
- Dulwich 0-2 Sutton United
MK Dons team news
Boss Liam Manning might be without Will Grigg who withdrew from their last game.
Sutton United team news
Boss Matt Gray as a fully fit squad ahead of this game.
Prediction and odds
The wait for a first win of the season for MK Dons might come to an end against lower league Sutton United, who is aware of the extended difficulty to get past a team from a division above while playing away from home.
- MK Dons Win
- Goals under 2.5