LNER Stadium: Lincoln City vs Milton Keynes Dons League One preview

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Competition: England League One
Competition: Fri 02.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: LNER Stadium

It's advantage Lincoln City so far with their 4th position in the League One table, welcoming Milton Keynes Dons who are placed 12th.

Insights:
  • Lincoln City have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Milton Keynes Dons have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Lincoln City form and stats

When playing at home in the League One, Lincoln City have managed 8 wins, 3 draws and suffered 8 defeats from 19 games. The Lincoln manager M. Appleton might feel some added pressure to get something from this game after two straight home defeats.

Lincoln faced defeat in their previous match, away at Oxford United (1-2). Before that, Lincoln played out a draw 1-1 when visiting Sunderland.

This is expected to be a close game, with Lincoln City perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Lincoln as a small favourite), we find twelve games. Lincoln City has won seven of these, drawn two and lost three.

Lincoln are traveling soon after this match as the League One match at Charlton Athletic awaits in four days.

The Lincoln fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 28 in 19 matches. Lincoln's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 26 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Milton Keynes Dons form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their League One travels is 7 wins, 2 draws and 10 defeats. The fact that Milton have won four matches in a row should scare the hosts and makes this contest more interesting.

Impressive finishing from Daniel Harvie secured the home win 1-0 against Doncaster Rovers in their previous game. Ahead of that match was the victory versus Burton Albion at their stadium, the result 2-1.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Milton playing away and similar expectations, we found twelve relevant matches. Results were one Milton Keynes Dons win, two draws and nine defeats.

A quick return to home after this game, as Milton are hosting Crewe Alexandra in the League One only three days away.

Milton have scored 25 goals on their travels this season, from 19 away games in the league. In the opposite end, Milton have conceded 29 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Milton Keynes Dons - Lincoln 1-2. Lincoln City-Milton Keynes Dons H2H statistics last nine meetings regardless of arena: Lincoln three wins, Milton Keynes Dons four wins, two draws. seven of these nine matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Milton Keynes DonsC. Jerome
C. Jerome
13 goals
Lincoln CityJ. Grant
J. Grant
11 goals
Milton Keynes DonsS. Fraser
S. Fraser
11 goals

Lincoln City missing players

Milton Keynes Dons missing players

Lincoln City Milton Keynes Dons
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
37 19 7 Played P 7 19 38
18 8 5 Won W 2 7 15
8 3 1 Drew D 1 2 9
11 8 1 Lost L 4 10 14
55 28 13 Scored S 7 25 55
40 26 4 Conceded C 11 29 52
92% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 95% 97%
73% 84% 86% Over 1.5 O 1.5 71% 74% 79%
54% 63% 43% Over 2.5 O 2.5 57% 58% 50%
22% 26% 14% Over 3.5 O 3.5 14% 26% 29%
8% 5% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 14% 26% 18%
49% 53% 29% BTTS BTTS 57% 53% 61%
38% 26% 71% Clean Sheets C S 14% 21% 21%
22% 21% 0% Failed to Score F T 29% 32% 21%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.6 1.6 1.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.1 1.7 1.8
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
11.4 11.6 10.4 Shots (avg) S ( 12.3 10 11
2.6 2.7 3.4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.3 3.4 3.9
57% 54% 54% Goal Efficiency G E 30% 39% 37%
Key stats in League One this season:
  • Lincoln City have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Lincoln City haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Milton Keynes Dons have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Hull City 38 21 7 10 63 31 19 11 3 5 22 10 19 10 4 5 41 21 32 70
2 Peterborough United 37 21 6 10 65 37 18 14 2 2 43 14 19 7 4 8 22 23 28 69
3 Sunderland 36 18 13 5 55 27 18 8 6 4 24 17 18 10 7 1 31 10 28 67
4 Lincoln City 37 18 8 11 55 40 19 8 3 8 28 26 18 10 5 3 27 14 15 62
5 Portsmouth 36 17 7 12 53 39 19 7 5 7 25 20 17 10 2 5 28 19 14 58
6 Gillingham 39 17 7 15 55 50 20 9 3 8 28 28 19 8 4 7 27 22 5 58
7 Blackpool 35 16 9 10 44 32 17 8 6 3 22 16 18 8 3 7 22 16 12 57
8 Doncaster Rovers 35 17 6 12 53 45 18 11 4 3 32 19 17 6 2 9 21 26 8 57
9 Oxford United 37 16 8 13 51 43 18 9 4 5 24 15 19 7 4 8 27 28 8 56
10 Charlton Athletic 37 15 11 11 54 50 18 6 5 7 30 33 19 9 6 4 24 17 4 56
11 Ipswich Town 36 16 7 13 39 37 19 10 3 6 20 16 17 6 4 7 19 21 2 55
12 Milton Keynes Dons 38 15 9 14 55 52 19 8 7 4 30 23 19 7 2 10 25 29 3 54
13 Accrington Stanley 36 15 8 13 49 51 18 9 4 5 24 16 18 6 4 8 25 35 -2 53
14 Crewe Alexandra 36 14 9 13 44 46 18 9 5 4 27 19 18 5 4 9 17 27 -2 51
15 Fleetwood Town 37 13 11 13 41 32 19 8 7 4 24 13 18 5 4 9 17 19 9 50
16 Plymouth Argyle 38 13 10 15 49 60 19 10 4 5 29 27 19 3 6 10 20 33 -11 49
17 Shrewsbury Town 35 11 13 11 40 41 17 4 7 6 22 23 18 7 6 5 18 18 -1 46
18 Burton Albion 36 11 8 17 46 61 18 5 2 11 23 36 18 6 6 6 23 25 -15 41
19 Swindon Town 37 11 4 22 44 65 19 7 1 11 21 30 18 4 3 11 23 35 -21 37
20 Northampton Town 38 9 9 20 32 54 19 6 4 9 15 22 19 3 5 11 17 32 -22 36
21 AFC Wimbledon 36 8 12 16 36 59 17 4 4 9 19 30 19 4 8 7 17 29 -23 36
22 Wigan Athletic 38 9 8 21 39 65 18 3 5 10 18 35 20 6 3 11 21 30 -26 35
23 Bristol Rovers 38 9 7 22 36 60 19 6 2 11 21 27 19 3 5 11 15 33 -24 34
24 Rochdale 36 7 11 18 46 67 18 1 8 9 20 38 18 6 3 9 26 29 -21 32

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The English Football League One (usually referred to as League One) is the third highest division in English football. The League One league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Three teams are promoted and four relegated.