FM Preview: Southampton v Milton Keynes Dons 02 Apr 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 1st April 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Southampton and Milton Keynes Dons at 15:00 on 2nd April 2011 in the League One.
History of the Southampton v Milton Keynes Dons fixture
Southampton prepare to entertain Milton Keynes Dons at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 17 games played, Saints have recorded 7 wins, and Milton Keynes Dons have come away with 2 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was just last season, in February 2010, with Southampton running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a (Associate Members) match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Wed 15 Sep||Milton Keynes||2 - 0||Southampton||League One|
|2009/2010||Sat 20 Mar||Milton Keynes||0 - 3||Southampton||League One|
|2009/2010||Tue 09 Feb||Southampton||3-1||Milton Keynes||(Associate Members)|
|2009/2010||Wed 20 Jan||Milton Keynes||0 - 1||Southampton||(Associate Members)|
|2009/2010||Sat 24 Oct||Southampton||3 - 1||Milton Keynes||League One|
|2005/2006||Sat 07 Jan||Southampton||4 - 3||Milton Keynes||F.A. Cup|
|1999/2000||Sun 14 May||Southampton||2 - 0||Wimbledon||Premiership|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Southampton have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Saints, with 3 goals against.
Milton Keynes Dons's away form is equally impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Those games have seen the The Dons pummel 14 goals, and let in 7.
Southampton are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 65 points from 36 games.
Milton Keynes Dons's total of 65 points from their 39 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower League One.
Current overall team form
|Milton Keynes Dons||6||5||1||0||12||3||16|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
These are testing times at St. Marys for the Saints and the Madmen are unable to see past Milton Keynes Dons claiming victory in a close match.
|Southampton||Won 4 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
|Milton Keynes Dons||3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
9 games since last defeat.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here