Wolves Vs MK Dons Preview

With three of their four remaining fixtures in 2013 at home, Wolves have a great chance to sign-off a disappointing year on a high.

MK Dons

Depending on your perspective this is either the first ever meeting between Wolves and MK Dons or the first since they changed their name, upped sticks and moved 60-odd miles up the road. I’d probably take the former stance.

Losing to Peterborough was a drag but the splendid form that went before it meant we could absorb that defeat comfortably, just as long as it wasn’t the start of a bad run.

And that’s the challenge again facing Wolves, to kick-on after a defeat and carry on doing what they have been – getting the results. There’s no reason they shouldn’t.

MK Dons

The visitors come into this match on the back of a three game losing streak in the league, which made it seven defeats in their last ten matches.

As they have been for the last few years, MK were up and around the play-off places prior to their recent dip, but now find themselves nine points adrift of the top six.

Their away form is awful, with just one win from their eight matches against five defeats. And with 15 goals conceded on the road, Wolves should fancy their chances.

Patrick Bamford is a player to keep a watchful eye on. The on-loan Chelsea striker has already notched 12 goals this season and impressed greatly in doing so.

The Dons also have a couple of Wolves old boys in their midst – midfielders Stephen Gleeson who came through the academy and Darren Potter of early McCarthy vintage.

Wolves

With James Henry back, Kenny Jackett has a selection dilemma with three wingers and just two spaces to occupy. I suspect this will be the team though:

Wolves team for MK Dons

With Matt Doherty out, the back four picks itself. I think Henry should definitely come back into the midfield because of his goal threat and I personally wouldn’t contemplate leaving Sako out. That’s harsh on Jacobs, but he’s a useful player to introduce against tired legs.

Doyle and Griffiths are still the best all round partnership for me. Goals have been in somewhat short supply, but I don’t think it’s the crisis everyone makes out it is.

I would like to see a striker brought in next month and I think that player should be a Clayton Donaldson type (specifically him preferably). We’ve seen in the past (Iwelumo) the impact a big powerful forward can have.

The gaffer

The odds

Wolves are heavy favourites to win this one at 3/4. MK Dons are un-fancied at 4/1 for any victory. The draw is 29/10.

Leigh Griffiths is considered the most likely first goalscorer at 7/2. Patrick Bamford is 6/1.

All odds are available from here.

Predictions

It wasn’t hard to tot up the scores after the defeat at London Road. Only person thought we’d lose and that was the appropriately named Predictor, who bagged a maximum for his 1-0 forecast.

We probably won’t win all three of these festive home matches, but I’m hoping we’ll have too much for MK in this one. With a fully fit squad, I expect victory.

But I’m not greedy – 2-1

Up The Wolves

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Comments

  1. Well, we’ve never played MK Dons before.
    Games against Wimbledon have usually been a draw.That’s no good for tomorrow.
    Time to “step-up” lads. We need to start putting the chances away.

    Wolves 2 MKDons 0

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  2. Well, we’ve never played MK Dons before.
    Games against Wimbledon have usually been a draw.
    That’s no good for tomorrow.
    Time to “step-up” We need to start putting away the goal opportunities.

    Wolves 2 MK Dons 0

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  3. I’m pretty happy with the look of that team, so just hope if it is that XI that it produces the goods. I’m confident of a win, so I’ll go for 2-0.

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  4. I agree that we should have more than enough to win this one but personally I would swap Sako and Jacobs for the starting line up. I see that team as the more likely long term 1st 11 and considering where we were at the start of the season I also see it as a very satisfactory result of Spud’s efforts.

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  5. Forgot to say it’s a 2-0 win for me.

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  6. Chris in Dublin says:

    We are better than them. I hope we make it show. 3-0 victory.

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  7. According to the betting site i was looking at this morning, they have a tendency to fall to pieces after going behind away from home.

    I’m hoping for an early goal, and then lots of noise from the crowd encouraging us on to a rout.

    5-1 the lads. Even the MK Chairman would be happy with that…

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  8. i am going for a 3-0 win for the mighty Wolves.

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  9. Wolves 2 mk dons 0. I to think we’ll have to much for them. 3 points to put us top after Leighton Orient draw at Bradford

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  10. Never easy. Win 2 – 1

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  11. If we win the three home matches in December that will see us signing off the year and the first half of the season top of the league and looking attractive to any potential January signings.

    Although our results have dipped a little we should have enough to win this match if our better players perform – Sako, Doyle, Griffiths & Henry.

    Wolves 2 – MK Dons 1

    UTW

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  12. Yorkshire Wolf says:

    Back to winning ways hopefully, Wolves 2 – 0 Franchise FC

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  13. OK hoping Wolves will win, but a defensive lapse will leak a goal.

    Wolves 2 – 1 MK Dons

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  14. Gonna batter ‘em. 5-0

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  15. Mark Davies says:

    I`m looking forward to an afternoon at the golden palace, and fully expect a comfortable 3=0 victory.

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  16. Apologies if anything looks or functions a bit strangely folks. In updating the site this morning, I accidentally deleted everything and had to start again. Bit of a setback, but I think everything’s just about recovered.

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    • theDOOGooder says:

      Yes, I was a bit concerned when all I got was a white screen when I tried to log on this morning.
      I agree with you about Clayton Donaldson – he certainly impressed me against us. He seemed to have it all – a lot of pace, excellent first touch and he was good in the air.
      Do we know if he is actually available ?

      As for tomorrow – we’ve got to be at least two goals better than the Dons.

      3-1 to us.

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  17. Clive from Houston says:

    Message to Twixfix.
    Scooped has returned to Ludlow and was given 2 single twix, which I was reliably informed are not available in England, to be presented to you.
    No doubt the greedy bugger has already eaten them, and will try to sneak a substitute to you.
    Don’t be fooled!
    They are imposters, and will not taste as good as wot I sent!
    As to the game tomorrow, another no brainer.
    Wufflers 5 Them 1

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    • Cheers for that Clive. I shall look forward to you’re kind gift.. that’s if they arrive. Scooped and Ben have scoffed so many of my Twix’ s over the years if you put them end to end they’d fuckin reach Houston! Scooped has always got a great tale to share about yourself, him and big Mark .. you ‘re def one of the lads. I bet I bumped into you in wolvo at some point in our youth .. Clubs,bars local haunts etc.. Lafayette, Park hall hotel, Ship and Rainbow, the Merry Hill pub… take care mate . Small world.

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      • Clive from Houston says:

        Ask the bald bastid about how crap he was at golf, checkers, canasta and all the other games he attempted whilst over here, and also how many bottles of vodka he downed, drunken pig!!!
        And he put on weight, ha, ha!

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  18. Hoping that the returning ex Wolves players leave us alone, unlike other ex players who have come back to the Mol and scored, I predict a 3-1 win for my beloved Wolves.
    Griffiths – Henry – Edwards to hit the onion bag for us

    :-)

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  19. Wolves 2 – 0 MK Dons for me please

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  20. I live in MK and couldn’t bare loosing to them, not that they have any fans. 2-0 wolves

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  21. mick the wolf says:

    Time we started putting away our chances 3-0 wolves

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  22. We have threatened at times this season to give someone a battering. Time to take all those chances now.

    Wolves 4 – 1 M K Dons

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  23. Veritable Goalfest 3-0 to WWFC.

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  24. dorsetwolf says:

    We should have too much for them,4-0 to Wolves for me.

    COME ON YOU WOLVES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. 3-1 to Wolves for me.

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  26. 3-0 to Wolves!
    COYW!

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  27. Wolves 4 MK Dons 0
    Who will leave in Jan?
    Methinks the men upstairs, will want to cut the wage bill….

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  28. Steppenwolfe says:

    Wolves 2 – MKD 0
    Maybe top tomorrow night

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  29. Legs Rested…..Henry back…..Quality like Jacobs possibly on the bench…….We should have too much for them.

    If we get an early goal, we could and should go on to bag a few more.

    Hoping for a Rout……..Wolves 4 MK Dons 0.

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  30. Ok, this one is most probably a 2-1 win to the Wolves, but I will gamble on a narrow win to climb the prediction league: wolves 1 – 0 Dons

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  31. Wolves 3 – 0 MK Dons

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  32. Wolves 1:1 MK Wimbledon

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  33. Border Wolf says:

    Nice win to go into the festive period would be great.

    Wolves 2 – 0 MK Dons

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  34. Wolves 3 – MKD 1 I think.

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  35. Wolf in da Hudd says:

    3-1 Wolves bouncing back.

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  36. whitestone wolf says:

    Wolves 2-0 MKD.

    I agree with the team selected by Thomas and hopefully we’ll have too much quality on the day.

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  37. Sutton wolf says:

    i’am going for a 3-0 win for wolves

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  38. 2-0 to the Wolves

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  39. Ade In China says:

    Have we kicked off yet?
    I will go for a 2 -1 win!

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  40. I’m feeling positive about this one. Wolves to wwin2-0.

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  41. Dilemma for the MK Chairman as he’s a bit of a Wolves fan! But I don’t expect he’ll let it show. With old boys in the squad I guess they’ll get a goal, but I’m hoping for a post-Posh renaissance and going for a 3-1 win.

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  42. Strange their chairman is playing a few mind games .. still always nice to hear of a local lad making his way in life. Grew up in Penn I think.. I’m still a bit nervous about our form and our goal threat/potential so sadly I’m going for a 1-1. Sorry , just love to be wrong.

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  43. johnhpayne says:

    We’re due a good convincing win. It’s good that we have Jacobs to come on if Sako is not performing at his best.
    Wolves 3 MK Dons 0

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  44. 3-1 win to the mighty wanderers.

    Griffiths hat-trick!

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  45. Don’t like these football breaks one bit,but the break enabled us to get Henry back so lets get back to winning ways,Don’t care what the score is as long as its win.5-2 wolves.
    Thinking about SEB,Would’nt it be a good idea to try and negotiate a small contract to let SEB play for us on a pay as you play contract ,just a thought…UTW.

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    • Clive from Houston says:

      I think re using any past player is a mistake, especially where we are right now.
      a) it would send out the wrong message to the young ‘uns who have stepped up to the plate this season,
      b) Fatty Blake had his chances last season and those before, didn’t take them, so not needed on voyage,
      and c) if he was any good would he not have been picked up by another club?
      Sincere apologies to all and sunday, I didn’t sign off my last post with my usual rallying cry, so here it is:
      FUCK OFF w…b….

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  46. I’m going for a tight 1-0 win for this one but three points is up for grabs there!

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  47. Feeling good about this one tonight. WW 4 MKD 0

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  48. I’m going for a 2 nil win, lets hope the other teams slip up….

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  49. Finsbury Park Wolf says:

    Wolves 3 – 0 MKD. Back to winning ways and nicely ramping up the confidence levels for the Xmas period.

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  50. goldcoastkiddywolf says:

    Wolves 3 MK Dons 1

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  51. Bullyisagod says:

    Wolves 3 – 1 MKD

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  52. With 38c day forcast for the west coast and Cook’s boys set for another slapping at the hands of the Aussie cricket team in WA today, I’m predicting the mighty wolves to give us a hot and bothered 2-1 win.

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  53. timberwolf says:

    Wolves rarely get up to much after breaks. This one has score draw written all over it, 1-1.

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  54. Nice to have the football back.
    Wolves 2 Mk 0

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  55. Steve showcase says:

    Very important game this..need to get back into winning ways..4 games to go this year 8 points will do… …Orient on the 26th the Xmas big one. Today should be 2-0..

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  56. Wolves 2-0 Stolen property.

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  57. japan wolf says:

    Time we made a strong statement.

    Wolves 4 MK 0

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  58. Tettenhall Wolf says:

    I have no idea. It’s a wild guess.

    Wolves 3-0 MK Dons

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  59. 3-1 to the Wolves for me please Thomas. Henry, Sako and McDonald with the goals.

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  60. Danny Velinski says:

    Wolves 1 Dons 0

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  61. Danny Velinski says:

    Wolves 2 Dons 0

    Firefox Yes ie 11 no

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  62. perth wolves says:

    Wolves 2 Wimbledon Remnants 0

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  63. trenchmanmick says:

    The type of game we need to win. I think it’s about time we scored more so :-

    Wolves 4 MK Dons 1

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  64. Always positive . Wolves 2 M K Dons 0

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  65. Steve L Biles says:

    Wolves 4 MK Dons 0

    UTW/FOWB

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  66. Wolves4ever says:

    Wolves 2 mk dons 0

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  67. Robertsbridgewolf says:

    Lunch with mike bailey and lofty parkes ….beat that !!!
    Wolves 3 mk 0

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  68. MrAussieWolf says:

    Commenting doesn’t seem to work on mobile for me Thomas. Hopefully this does.
    Wolves 2-0 MK Dons
    Up the Wolves :)

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  69. suffolkWolf1985 says:

    Wolves 2 – 1 MK Dons

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  70. Telford Wolf says:

    Well I should be sticking to my 2-1 irrespective of who we play; however, I think it is the week to change my prediction:

    3-1 home win!!!!

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