MK Dons v Rochdale Tips | 25th November 2014


JUST one Football League fixture to enjoy on Tuesday night and Mark O’Haire (@MarkOHaire) has found a bet to share.

MK Dons v Rochdale | Tuesday 19.45

Two of League One’s more attack-minded sides meet at Stadium MK on Tuesday evening for a rescheduled fixture and there’s plenty of reason to believe we could be in for a Football League thriller.

MK have recorded four successive home wins in a six-match unbeaten spell to charge into fourth and Karl Robinson’s side will know, victories in their games in hand will send the Buckinghamshire outfit top of the third tier.

Rochdale are licking their wounds after a second consecutive defeat. Doncaster were 3-1 winners at Spotland on Saturday and full value for the three points despite the red card of Dale hot-shot Matty Done.

Done will miss the trip to Milton Keynes but boss Keith Hill can recall Ian Henderson from suspension and the Lancashire club have enough quality in attacking areas to give their hosts a game.

Rochdale have scored three goals or more five times on their travels in League One this season, beating high-flying Swindon 3-2 in their most recent road victory.

The newly-promoted side top the table for average shots-on-target when playing away, firing in over five-and-a-half efforts on goal. And that should stand them in good stead for a trip to a Dons side with only three clean sheets from eight home outings this season.

The home team also find themselves top of the tree for shots-on-target when hosting League One fixtures, netting 18 goals in their eight matches including two or more in five.

With the Match Odds looking about right plus Over 2.5 Goals (4/6 Ladbrokes) and Both Teams To Score (4/6 Ladbrokes) far too short to consider, it could be worth venturing towards a relatively unknown market.

Bet365 are offering evens (1/1) on the showdown producing Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams Scoring. It’s an outcome that has banked in 5/8 (63%) MK Dons home games and 4/8 (50%) of Rochdale’s away fixtures this season.

Both sides feature heavily in the Over 2.5 Goals market when playing home/away – MK Dons 5/8 (63%)-Rochdale 6/8 (75%) and with Both Teams To Score also trending high – MK Dons 5/8 (63%)-Rochdale 4/8 (50%) it should give us a little more value when hunting a goals-based bet.

Best Bet

MK Dons v Rochdale – Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams To Score (1/1 Bet365)

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