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Ipswich form means three points against MK Dons in Championship

| 12.12.2015

Matt Haynes | December 11, 2015

MK Dons v Ipswich

  • Championship
  • Saturday, December 12th
  • Kick-off: 12:30 GMT
  • Stadium MK, Milton Keynes
  • Live on Sky Sports 1

Recent form suggests away win

The Tractor Boys are in formidable form of late and, despite an uncharacteristic hiccup last time out against Middlesbrough, are well-fancied to beat MK Dons in the first of a full schedule of Championship fixtures this weekend.

With one defeat in seven matches, Mick McCarthy’s men will be confident of another three points as they travel to MK Dons. They are 5/4 with Coral to beat their hosts, who haven’t won since the middle of October and have failed to score in five of their last eight matches.

The Dons are relying on ageing strikeforce Dean Bowditch and Nicky Maynard for goals, with the latter turning 29 on the day of the match.

Murphy magic

Ipswich striker Daryl Murphy has scored six in the side’s last three away matches so is a great price at 7/1 to score two or more goals.

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Speaking at the end of November Murphy said: “I think we are heading in the right direction. The last few results have bee quite good, bar the Wolves one.

“It has been brilliant, we just need to keep winning games. Hopefully we can continue the way we are playing.”

Robinson to ring changes

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has said he will make changes to his side after seeing them dominated by Brentford last time out.

Samir Carruthers, Daniel Powell and Sam Gallagher could all be in contention after appearing as substitutes at Griffin Park.

Bowditch who was the last player to score for the club in the 1-1 draw with Fulham, is a 15/8 anytime scorer shout, while Maynard is 2/1 in the same market.

Fellow striker Simon Church, meanwhile, is available at 15/8 to net at any point, while Gallagher, who looked lively against Brentford when appearing, is 8/1 to break the deadlock.


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Coral’s top tip: Back Murphy @ 7/1 to score two or more with Coral.



Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.